To be a successful déjà vu person, you may not keep everyone around you happy. In fact, if you are successful in life, you are guaranteed not to! (Cloud, 2004. 233).
I have several dreams in my heart that I want to see fulfilled before I die. One of them is to be an accomplished musician. The two other dreams that I have are to write a novel and possibly become a professor at a seminary, or a part of a bible translation team. Specifically, I would like to be on a team that creates a study bible which includes both the Greek Old Testament and Greek New Testament. I am fully devoted to loving the Lord with all of my mind as well as my heart. However, I have often been misinterpreted by my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ because of my inquisitive nature. As I combine that with my insecurities, I’ve discovered that I’ve lived a lot of my life for other people. Out of a fear of rejection, I’ve often gone out of my way to make others happy. The ironic part is that I have often tried to impress people that could care less about me either way! But all that is over with. I finally understand that the only person’s approval I need is the approval of Christ Jesus. And there is nothing I can do to earn the love of God, nor is there anything I can do that would cause me to be shunned by the Lord. Therefore, if he has placed certain dreams in my heart, I must pursue them.
Daily, I will reflect on Psalm 139. The scriptures declare that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Therefore, God has to have a plan in mind for me. So I must rely on the Lord and trust in him. There is no alternative for me. Also, I have been meditating on passages in Romans 8, which say that nothing can separate me from the love of Christ. Since nothing can separate me from the love of Christ, I will cling to his love. My prayer has also been for the Lord to perfect my love for him, because I still have a lot of fear when it comes to fully...