What’s your life plan? What are the big dreams you dream for your life?
How about the kids? Does their future hold grand greatness?
This type of thinking is everywhere in our culture – both in and out of the church. We are counseled to go for the gold and reach for our dreams.
These are good things, but are these the best things?
I think sometimes we put ourselves and our children under undue stress and cloud their thinking. Life becomes a burden to figure it all out with some master plan. When the kids don’t have it all the answers by the time they are 21, how does that make us feel? I would submit to you that rather than judging them we should feel compassion for them because they are stumbling along the same path of life as we are.
While I do believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each of us, He doesn’t always reveal it to us all at once.
Yet, we hear stories of people who got great revelations and sudden answers to prayer that set their plans and their paths straight. It’s human nature to want that – to get the definitive answer to all of life’s questions.
In life has that been your experience? When a situation or relationship puzzles or troubles you, it usually takes time, effort and prayer. There are no instant solutions.
So we need to dream big dreams and have a big picture for our lives and the lives of our children, but in reality we live our lives in the little picture.
What do we really have control over? Only the next step, only the thing in front of you. We have to live a little picture life while maintaining a big picture perspective.
Every minute is a choice. Often a small choice, a small picture. Make these well and we may reach our big picture dreams.
Be faithful first in the small things.