You may be familiar with the poem I shared last week.
Poem | One Stone, Many Ripples
I wrote this because when Grace (Following Him Beside Still Waters) shared a dream with me, it really spoke to me. I debated between a poem or a post and decided on both.
Since sharing that poem, I see why the Lord had me do both.
I was reached out to from fellow blogger Hayley, and she requested if she could transform the poem into a song. I was so excited because God has gifted her with talent, I immediately agreed. Within a few days, Hayley had it written.
Seriously, can’t stop listening to the song. Hearing Hayley sing the lines I wrote made me step back and look at how God has used my poetry. It’s like…an entirely new perspective has been given. What I write down is inspired by His hand, and I should never take that for granted.
In fact, I wrote a new poem that will come out this week…and it is one of the most powerful poems I’ve ever written. I’m holding deeply to this new perspective of drawing closer to God and being aware of His hand in the things I am talented in.
Looking at how this started…
It started with one person sharing a dream. Which caused two people to collab on the same message, which caused me to be inspired to write a poem in addition, which inspired another to write a song from the poem.
Three people being affected to act, two collaborations created, all from one dream initially shared. All before today, which is the actual collab.
One may start…but many more, through the process, are created.
That’s the whole message and I had no idea how quickly the Lord would act within a week to demonstrate in action, for me, how that is a living truth He will use.
Speaking of what God will use…
There is one line in particular of the poem I want to discuss, as a friend pointed out how the line could be misunderstood.
“Without me, His plan would cease.”
First and foremost, I am sorry if this line stumbled anyone.
The Lord’s ultimate plan clearly is not determined by us. If we fall short, and if we choose ourselves over the Lord, I promise you, He will find someone else to carry out what He wants to happen. But the “initial” plan with that specific individual ceases. As I shared with my friend, I think King Saul is a perfect example. He was the initial plan, but he failed miserably. Therefore, God chose David, and through the seed of Jesse is where eventually we see Christ.
I want us all to know how special we are to the Lord. How incredible it is that He plans for us AT ALL to be a part of His plan. The hope that through Christ, maybe some plans do not go the way they should have, but through Jesus…we are told this,
(NIV) Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”
Look at David, he wasn’t perfect. But God used him for His greater plan. David was active in his walk with the Lord, he was strengthened in weakness and guided. We can be, too. Falling on our knees, repenting, and daily giving Him our life, turning away from the flesh…we will see God do amazing things.
What I’ve learned from the poem, the song, and Grace’s dream (please check it out) is God will use us… most of the time, for other people for His glory.
- We may be the stepping stone to sharing the gospel with someone, but maybe someone else will be the one to led that person to Christ.
- Maybe we inspire someone to create a Christian blog, and their blog takes off with thousands of more subscribers than us.
- Maybe we create a ministry in our church, but it is decided for someone else to take over.
The scripture I covered for this week in 2 Samuel talks about how David is told he can no longer go out with the men in battle because he was almost killed. It is not always going to be about us being in charge of everything or always having the spotlight. We are not always going to play the “hero” role. David was the starting piece for many things. But he did not finish killing off Goliath’s brothers. He was not the one to build the Lord’s temple even though he greatly desired to do so.
When the Lord tells us and shows us that our plans and wishes are not what He wants for us, we have to learn to be okay with that.
We have to be okay that we may reach a few or even one when others reach many. Christian bloggers, you hear me 😉
There may be people we really want to reach or do things with, and God may use someone else. We might get jealous. We might get frustrated. But the Lord knows best, and we draw closer to the Lord in understanding through obedience. One day, we will see why things did not work out. One day we will see how God used it for His good.
Keep your eyes forward. Be thankful. Give glory to the Lord in all things.
Remember to check out Grace’s post –Chosen | Dream Collab 2
Have you ever felt like God used others more than He used you?
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