Keeping dreams alive, yet being content where you are?
Sometimes it can become a battle for me, so I decided to spend some time devoting prayer and focus on this very subject...
For example... I would absolutely LOVE to have an old farmhouse someday, with animals in the pasture, chickens providing eggs for the family... kind of Little House on the Prairie set-up, except with electricity and such :) however, currently I live right in town, on an acre and the outlet mall is about 1 minute away.... Here's what I found: CONTENTMENT, MODERATION... "give me neither poor nor riches but only my daily bread." If we had everything we wanted or dreamed for at the blink of an eye... we wouldn't be grateful for the beautiful - bountiful blessings around us! That isn't to say that we can't work towards our DREAMS! WORK towards them, being the secret: "I can do EVERYTHING through HIM who gives me strength!" Philippians 4: 13
Meanwhile, this wanna be farm girl can just enjoy other peoples animals and farms on a "visiting" basis. Less stress from afar, perhaps!?
Here's to embracing the here and NOW
Shooting for the moon!