Being young and thinking of my dreams
seems like a deep well.
You have to go lower
to draw water
in order for you
to obtain your purpose.
As I lower the bucket even more,
The fear of sinking it at the bottom
and not drawing water at all would
I paused to think
of something that would help.
I realized, I wasn’t alone.
My Father was there.
Encouraged me to lower the bucket deeper
then I felt the bucket become full of water.
I pulled it up, it was heavy!
But my Father helped me bring it up.
My hands were shaking from the force it took
to spring up the well, but I was glad to have
depended on my father.
So what did I need the water for?
It was so I could use it for washing myself.
Then I saw this child pass by.
my Father looked at me.
The child was thirsty, and I thought
it was pretty selfish of me not to give him.
So I gave it to the child even if it meant
defeating the whole purpose of why I drew
water from the well.
Me and my Father can always draw water again.
It didn’t mean much losing that bucket of water…
Have you ever had an experience similar to this?
Have you worked so hard for your well of dreams
only to realize in the end that it didn’t matter much
The Father in the story refers to our God in Heaven,
He gives us the strength to follow our dreams.
Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Even in the pains and joy of achieving our dreams, He is there.
We just need to allow Him to take over and trust in His promise for us.
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
At times when you’ve fought hard for your dreams, your perspective begins to change.
The more you get help from The Father, the more you are strengthened and free.
It may be that even the frustration of making your long-term dream come true
can bind you. Allow Christ to take care of that.
He will take out the desires that keep you stuck and He will fill you up with His grace
so you can live a new life, a life full of blessing and peace.
He does not only call you to enjoy His blessings and peace, but to give it to others who need it most as well. (It could be your friends, work mates or members of your family who need God’s grace the most. Share Christ to them.)
Just like when the bucket of water was given to the thirsty child, share the love you received from Christ to others who need it. 🙂