From Hope Valley (Week 37): The Promise of a Redemptive Change of Dreams

November 15, 2017

One of my favorite parts of the 6th episode of season 3 were the gentle and yet truthful words that Elizabeth spoke to Rosemary in this beautiful scene.  There is such a simple yet deep truth that is conveyed here, the promise that despite where we think and plan for our lives to go, God can and will write redemptive stories of change in our lives where we find new purpose, new experiences, and most of all new dreams.

There are so many different moments in life when, like Rosemary, we stop and ponder the different dreams that we once had. I am sure, like myself, this has happened to each of y'all in different seasons. Life in all of its beautiful unpredictability can throw situations and circumstances at us that make us question how we arrived at the point we are at and where things in life are going. 

There are so many different circumstances that I could list here as examples, but yet, we all know what they are and what they could be. In each of our lives there are times where we have made plans, set our course, and in the middle of the journey, life takes a different plot twist than we could have seen coming.
It is often in these seasons that we wonder what happened to the idea and concept of chasing your dreams. You may even be faced with the reality of letting go of a dream to chase a new one. There may be a time in life when you have been chasing one dream only to start to realize that it has been replaced with another one. Often times a dream that you couldn't have predicted. A dream that you couldn't have planned for. A dream that you never saw that seems to evolve slowly and surely over time. A dream that allows you to see the beauty and hope of slow building.

It is wonderful isn't it? To look back and to realize that in the places you never thought possible you can build a life that you may never have imagined. 

Sometimes in chasing one dream we discover a more beautiful dream exists. 

There is a beauty in finding and living in the promise of redemptive change of dreams. It may not provide star recognition, but there is also a beauty that can't be found elsewhere. And you may face in that season the same thing that Rosemary faced... someone else suggesting that you are missing something because you have chosen a new road, a new hope, a new way of living and even a new dream. Don't allow someone else to make you feel inferior or incomplete if you find your dreams have changed. Listen to your heart. 

Because dear friends, in this beautiful gift of finding new dreams we  often discover that God's hand has been guiding us and that we can find a beautiful promise of redemptive change of dreams. 

We can see and experience beautiful new stories that unfold and develop that we could never have imagined in our wildest dreams. God can and will write redemptive stories of changing dreams in our lives and in those spaces we can find not only new purpose and new experiences, but also new dreams. 

"A person may plan his own journey, but the Lord directs his steps."
-Proverbs 16:9, God's Word Translation-
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