My kids get lovingly frustrated with me when we go to the movies, especially Disney and Pixar films. I watch with expectancy, hoping the Lord is going to reveal some life message that I can enthusiastically share with my children! As we purchase our tickets, I hear, “Mom, we are going to just watch the movie.”
We all smile and laugh because we all know…
Tangled was one such movie. In one scene, the young heroine sweeps into a room full of villains, boldly singing about her dreams, provoking something in each miscreant. The evil-doers are reminded of the dreams they had once believed in. Each one starts recalling his life’s ambition and hope begins to spring forth.
Many single mothers are in a similar place as the sad, angry, dejected men in that room.
Because of the events of life, many of us have lost sight of the dreams of our hearts. We may find ourselves embittered, angry, and without hope. And… like the scoundrels in the movie, instead of helping others, we often hurt people.
I want to be like the heroine in Tangled. I want to live in hope and let my passion bring others into a hope for their future.
There are some simple steps to take to be someone who lives with a hope for tomorrow, having the knowledge He is able:
1. Share your dream.
The Lord tells Habakkuk, “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets.” Tell a trusted friend or your counselor. Write down or sing your dream!
I have witnessed the Lord fulfill hopes and dreams for single mothers time and time again after they have responded to the challenge to actually share their vision.
2. Write down 1 or 2 SIMPLE steps to take in order to move toward that dream. I had a dream to learn Ballroom Dancing. Instead of trying to reach the BIG goal, I chose to do a few things to move me toward the goal. In no time the dream become a reality.
3. Choose to believe and give Jesus permission to change your unbelief. In Mark 9:24 there is a man who has a dream that his child will be made whole. Jesus asks him, “Do you believe?” His confession is ““I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” In other words, I really want to believe, but I don’t. Jesus, YOU help my unbelief. He is giving the Lord permission to work belief into his heart.
As you begin to pursue the dreams the Lord has put in your heart, your children will be empowered to believe in their dreams, too. Through my pursuit to believe God has good things for me, my children have learned to believe that the dreams of their heart are valid and… with God all things are possible.
What are your dreams? What will you do to pursue them?
With God all things are possible.
By Misty Honnold
Mother of 2 adult girls, 2 adult sons & 2 amazing NEW sons (married to daughters)
1 Corinthians 13 Parenting Team Member
Executive Director and Founder of The Single MOM KC
Hostess of Mocha Moments For The Single MOM