A Time To Dream

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart
And do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him,
And He will make your paths straight and smooth. 

Three years ago my life was pretty ordinary, working for a large corporation, going to the same job Monday to Friday for the last 15 years and seeing the same people every week. Saturday was my down time and Sunday was Church day.

Then all of a sudden my world changed.  My job was made redundant and I felt completely lost.  One big door was shut and I had no idea what to do.  

All the stress came out and my health took a dive as well. I had more than twenty interviews but couldn’t get a job. Nine months later we had to put our house on the market. I never thought my world could be rocked like this.  
So here I was, feeling completely stripped and had no where to go. I spoke to God, and all I heard him saying to me was “How much have you trusted me? Do you trust me with all your heart?"  In all honestly I don’t think I was trusting God the way He wanted me to trust Him. When we have everything and life is comfortable, we seem to only ask God for help when we really need him. I didn’t have the type of relationship with Him where I would involve Him in every part of my life. That is a sad confession. 

I wasn’t happy either. I felt frustrated for a long time, knowing there was more. I had no purpose. I had no spark. I lost my passion. I wasn’t dreaming anymore.  

God has designed our life for meaningful living and so the job loss and the re-direction of my life was God-sent even though it was a hard lesson. 

I was now placed into a position to rely and trust in Him 100% and that is what I did. I went back to basics. I went back to my first love for God, reading the word and spending time with Him. I started to dream again.  

Let’s fast forward – It’s July 2016 and I am in a totally different place. I love my life. It is filled with passion and purpose.  Every day I wake up with joy, facing my day with expectation.  

I have seen miracles in the market place through my business. People getting saved, healed and seeing God’s favor on my life. God closed that big door but opened up doors of many opportunities. I am dreaming again.

So what did I learn from this lesson: Our lives can become comfortable, unchallenged, and we can easily become complacent. But God’s love for us is to fulfill our dreams, is to live a full life, with passion and purpose. He wants a relationship with us where we allow Him into every part of our lives and have complete trust in Him.

So dream again, stir your heart, hear from heaven, and let Him be the captain of your ship.

 

Evelyne Wilton
I love diversity in life, hence I wear many hats - I am a wife to Les, and mother to Zoe (17 yrs) and I am a pastor at C3 Church Burwood. I run my own Digital Marketing Consulting Agency 7Secondsmarketing and have built a networking business for entrepreneurs with over 800 members. I am involved in many entrepreneurial projects and one of them is to set up a Start Up program for women who have come out of Domestic Violence. I am also the NSW Director for the Australia Brazil Chamber of Commerce in Sydney, supporting companies and organizations with an interest in trade and investment into Latin America, working closely with NSW Government and local political leaders and delegates from the Latin America communities. I love travelling the world, and I am currently writing a book.  My calling into the market place has given me new perspective in life. I love it.