The Dream Whisperer

Thursday, November 01, 2012 Posted by Sara

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I’m guessing that God doesn’t forget the way that He formed us.  I imagine He knows the things that delight our hearts and make us feel alive. He is well aware of every dream, before we even dream it- and ever-thoughtful of them when we think they have died.

And sometimes, in the busyness of life, He whispers to us.

I remember what I put inside you.  Do you?

Lately, I been hearing these subtle whispers. 

Several weeks ago I walked by the bookstore at my church and saw a book in the window that had the title and cover design I had always imagined for my first book.  My heart sank as I felt my dream of being a writer drift away.  I had waited too long, allowed other things to steal my time from my dream of writing, and now someone else had beat me to the punch. 

About ten minutes later a woman, who I don’t know, approaches me having read one of my short stories online and asks where she can find my book.  Encouraged, I said, “It’ll be in the bookstore soon.”

I remember what I put inside you.  Do you?

The last twelve weeks of my life have been full, to say the least.  If you paid this teacher by the hour, I should have retired by now.  And yet, in the midst of this season when writing is almost a foreign concept, He whispers. 

In the past few weeks I’ve been asked to speak at a writers group, met with writers over coffee to encourage and help develop characters, been given connections to screenwriters, and have had all these moments where I’m simply remembering aspects of this writing dream I hadn’t thought of in a while. 

I remember what I put inside you.  Do you?

I am encouraged in this – not only in that He never forgets, but He is kind enough to make sure I don’t either.  

How do you respond to His whispers?

Jesus, I thank you that you are faithful to complete the good work you started in us (Philippians 1:6), that you created us with purpose, and that you are faithful to remind us who we are in Christ.

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