Friday, June 28, 2013

Dreams Do Come True

 
I’ve been thinking a lot about single moms and when I was a single mom. I just finished writing a book titled, “Markers for Single Moms: Finding God’s Direction in the Chaos.” It’s caused me to remember those years as a single mom, struggling, working hard and just trying to keep from drowning every day.

I just ordered my last galley proof of the book, which means it’s going to be reality very soon. I confess I’m afraid though. What if it’s a dud? What if all this hard work and pouring my heart into this project is a waste? At least it’s done. I did it. It is finished! And God doesn’t waste anything. Even if no one ever buys the book, it’s a dream come true that I’m sitting here right now talking about it. A seasoned, prominent literary agent told me there wasn’t a market for this type of book. Geez, what does that say about y’all, single moms? I guess we’ll see how God feels about that “market”, meaning you. I’ll let you know when the book is available for sale.

The other dream come true is Spring Ministries. It was about 20 years ago when I started having a vision and dream for a ministry to single parents. It was a far-fetched, unreachable dream. In the world’s eyes, an impossible dream, especially in our present economy. How would I ever raise enough money to have a transitional home for single moms and fill it with furniture? How would I ever get enough people to help with a car care ministry, mentoring, dress-for-success clothes closet, and many other needs that this ministry will help single parents with? Well, that dream is coming true too. God wants this for y’all. It’s so obvious. It’s not just my dream, but His. Y’all must be very special to Him.

I was told by a very prominent person in my community that I needed a white knight to accomplish this ministry. What he didn’t understand is that my White Knight, Jesus, has already ridden onto the scene and swooped up all the nay-sayers’ words of discouragement, tossing them into the wind. I wish he could see my White Knight in action now. It’s making my head spin. My White Knight and your White Knight has provided a house that’s almost ready to be a home to three single-mom families. He filled the house with furniture. People have donated time, money, clothes, furniture, professional painting, construction and the list goes on and on. I’m humbled beyond words. All I can do is sit back and say, “there goes my White Knight again, answering my call for help, rescuing me, and making my dreams come true.”

You have a dream, don’t you? What’s your dream? Have you given Jesus your dreams and desires yet? Have you asked Him to take all your pain and hardships and turn them around for His glory, not letting anything go to waste? Have you asked Him to put His dreams into your heart so you’ll have something to envision, dream about and see come to pass? Do it. Call to Him and He will answer you and show you great and marvelous things which you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3

Now, share with me your dream in the comment section below. Dream big!! Gotta go now and get ready for a car care day tomorrow. My White Knight showed up again with volunteers all over the place! All just for you, single moms.

In His grip,
Terri