“Write the vision, and make it plain on tablets, that he who reads it may run.” – Habakkuk 2:2 MEV
“God provides the wind but man must raise the sails.” – Saint Augustine
Years ago a friend of mine challenged me to write down the dream and vision of what I believe God had called me to. At that time, I did not know it would be called “Beloved”, I only knew it would involve ministering the truth of God’s living Word to women. This vision would not let go of me and it has been a call that would relentlessly challenge every insecurity and reason why not to go after it.
This is what I wrote down that day:
“I see the faces I am speaking to. I see their lives and the Word of God empowering them to live loved and live in joy. To listen no more to lies, but embrace the truth. To see them fight the good fight, the right fight.
I see the restoration at response times. I see hearts being healed even in their seats as God gives them a key to unlock a new area of freedom in their life. I see hope in the eyes that have given up years ago. I see faith and prayer reborn lit with new passion and hope.
I see young girls grasping their worth and strengthening their purpose. To give them a reason to cherish themselves and that reason is that they are cherished by God.
I see young women who are trying to find their place in the world and feeling the fear of having to fend for themselves, finding peace and security in the arms of Christ. I see them laying down the things that they have used to unsuccessfully protect themselves from being abused and hurt. I see them receiving healing from the hands of the Savior and restoration to become who God created them to be.
I see moms of young ones, who are being pushed to limits they didn’t know existed, come to a place they can receive rest and assurance. As their identity is being challenged and changed on a daily basis, I see them finding security in Christ and hope to rise to all He is equipping them to be.
I see women who are struggling with infertility and the chaos of emotions that come with it being set free from fear and released from the doubt that God loves them, knows them and has not forgotten them.
I see women who are moms of teenagers, encouraged.
I see women who are entering the empty nest season, rediscovered.
I see women who are older renew their dreams or dream brand new ones.
I see healing happening in every season.
I see single women set free to be who God has created them to be.
I see married women set free to be who God has created them to be.
I see all women set free to be who God has created them to be in the season they are in.
This is the dream I dream, the prayer I pray and destiny I chase.”
What a joy it is to be at the beginning of this vision becoming a reality.
To see the seeds of divine transformation planted in the souls of women who are learning to live loved every day by Jesus through our Beloved Events, Retreats, this blog, my Just A Minute Blog, the Becoming Beloved Bible Study and Barefoot Faith Bible Study (that we are right in the middle of right now).
My friend, God has a vision for your life and it is a vision of how He wants to use you to impact the lives of those around you with the power of His love. He has made you on purpose, for a purpose.
What dream has God given you?
Don’t give up. Don’t let go. Long before the vision becomes a reality in the world around you, it must become real in you. See it. Pray over it. Revisit it when you are in the presence of God and then give it to Him. He will bring it to pass when you are ready and when He is ready.
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
1 John 5:13-15 NIV
And thank you for being a part of what God is doing to bring this dream into reality!
You are Beloved.
– Pastor Cindy Grasso