My dogged grip is what gets me results.
When my husband and I first started going out many years ago, many people did not see what we saw.
They did not believe in us, as a couple.
I was hurt and disappointed by their “blindness”. I mean how could they not embrace this wonderful, handsome, eloquent young man?!
But such is the predicament of anyone who has to incubate something before birthing it to life – I mean, why can’t life, people, circumstances, not see this wonderful beautiful dream that you are carrying and just make way!?
My husband (then boyfriend) and I had the option of growing cataracts too, you know, start seeing things from the “others” point of view.
But we learned that God is not in the business of convincing everyone about the vision He has put
in our hearts.
When God calls you to something, the only person that needs convincing is you. It’s not your family, your colleagues, your friends. You are it. You are the only person that can stand in your own way.
Leaving the crowds and embracing wisdom
If you are waiting for others to see what you are seeing before you believe it or take action, you are going to wait for a long long time.
It all hangs on you. After all, it came to you, not to them. You are your own encourager, your own vision bearer.
No one is responsible but you. If you can see it, then you can have it.
I am not saying you should not take wise counsel. You need to seek it and act on it. But “counsel” must never be an excuse for unbelief or giving up.
In our case, our mentors could see further than we could: they asked us to slow down our courtship.
We changed our wedding date twice. Though we couldn’t see it at that time (what sense does the word “wait’
make to two in-love singletons on a mad dash to the altar?) but we benefited from their counsel.
We got more time to plan our wedding, and even more importantly got time to know each other.
But it was refinement, not denial.
Obstacles in your line of vision are not meant to kill you but to test you and make you stronger.
Today, let not the blindness of others stop you from pursuing what you are seeing. (and all the courting people say?…Amen!)
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