Everything is beautiful. The air is light and fresh and bright, it's clear. Everything is clear, my vision is clear, the vision is clear. I know without a doubt where I'm going, it's not here but I can feel it, damn, I can see it! I'm walking on sunshine, permanent residence; cloud nine. I know there's a whirlwind outside but you can't tell me nothing, I'm golden, invincible, untouchable, I'm excitable. Excited about it all, the present, the future, the prospects, the possibilities. I'm headed for the stars. And then I blink but it seems not to end, that shut eye that naturally lasts a nanosecond seems eternal. I'm not sure if my eyes are still shut or now open into a blanket of darkness because suddenly my sunshine turned into a dark cloud and I cannot see beyond it. Suddenly I'm not sure who I am, where I am and where I'm going. I feel like the moving train came to an abrupt halt and I'm hanging in limbo. Suddenly clarity fades to doubt, uncertainty and confusion. I feel lost. I try to talk about it but there's no one to tell, nobody would understand anyways. I know I possess powers; gifts, skills, talents, passion and promise. Yet suddenly none of it seems to matter, or even exist. I hear horns tooting behind me, asking my train to move, to get out the way. I try and I try and it stays stuck, in limbo. I look out the windows and I see others flying passed, colorful trains moving at such speed that they turn into planes and reach for the sky. I try and try but it seems I'm stuck in an unending moment...
So I said to God; what is Your plan for me? Because there are those times I just feel so invisible, hard to believe I've once felt invincible. Those times I feel so small, like a tiny spec, fighting to be seen. At these times I look to God and I ask; what is Your plan? You've got a plan, yes? That cocoon has become too tiny for this body, when do you break me out of it and let me fly? What's Your grand plan? You have the blueprint, You've built the foundation, You are the foundation.
You ARE the foundation!
Suddenly a ray of light tears through the bleakness around me. I'm reminded, You are my foundation, my rock, the sturdy rock on which my life is built. You will not, can not, fail nor disappoint me. This I know.
So even though it may not feel like it, even though it may not look like it, I am aware that because I have a solid foundation, my life right now, just like an incomplete building, might be unattractive, incomplete and senseless to the ordinary eye. But the architect always know, the beauty that would arise from those mounds of ugly dirty bricks. My architect knows, the plans He has for me.
For this and all else, I'm filled with immense gratitude.
Guys, in a sentence or two, summarize your 2015 so far. How has it been? Is it the fantastic year you anticipated? Has it dealt you some unexpected blows? Has it brought you pleasant surprises or doled a few disappointments? Let's talk about your 2015 so far and your expectations for the next few months.