i am happy to have come across this reading again because it has reminded me of the reason for this particular concern that has been in the back of my mind for over a year now.
back in melbourne, australia late in 2008, God gave me a vision — so crystal clear that i knew exactly what He wanted me to do and i had assuredly said yes to it. i had, in fact, already began to make inquiries, approached some people who could help me with achieving a few breakthroughs for the conception of the project, got solid support for it from a local parish, friends, and colleagues. but, that was before.
nothing concrete has been done to date.
meditating on the reading today and the kind of life i have been through since then — all my struggles and pain in two specific areas which, without my knowing, have succeeded to curb quite a number of unpleasant things in my psyche — i realize i might just be battered by the wondrous God into the shape of that vision.
now the bad things i underwent make sense. 🙂
“God has to take us into the valley and put us through fires and floods to batter us into shape, until we get to the point where He can trust us with the reality of the vision…. every God-given vision will become real if we will only have patience. Just think of the enormous amount of free time God has! He is never in a hurry. Yet we are always in such a frantic hurry. Ever since God gave us the vision, He has been at work. He is getting us into the shape of the goal He has for us…” — My Utmost For His Highest
“my Lord, You are so perfect in Your ways. although they normally run contrary to mine, You also always send me the grace of the Holy Spirit to understand and accept them — so that even if i am sometimes left wondering if i’m still in, i wholeheartedly believe that you have been at work in me from the start. and, it doesn’t matter what i was and have been through because all You see is what i can be for You. i am Yours, dear God. thank You, my sweet Jesus.”