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The cat purrs against my leg. I look down at her and ask, “What do you want?” I pick her up, she wants down. I give her food, she walks away. Is life that simple? Just purr affectionately to be seen?

To be, to be seen, to be…come.

We can’t escape that there are desires and passions inside of us waiting to become. Even a cat knows this.

We know there is more we have to offer, though we might not say it out loud or be able to put it into words. Try purrring. Our dreams are our stories still in prrrocess. When we stop dreaming, we stop writing the good story. The God story. We stop the process.

Lately, I have been so afraid that my dreams aren’t the right dreams that I’ve stopped allowing myself to purrrsue those dreams. But what if they are the right dreams? What if God Himself planted the seeds of those dreams?

Somehow the cat reminded me, it’s up to me to at least give them a little water.

I may be uncertain about the next step, but I am certain about God, and to be certain about God means I will be uncertain about my days. For I do not know what a day may bring. He knows.

I may not always see what it is God is doing, He does.

What if living our utmost for God is about being willing to continually reinvent ourselves?

On one hand, we are here to serve, but on the other hand, to take charge, to keep becoming and growing the Good work of building God’s Kingdom on earth. By both caring for the present and pursuing the future we will be stretched, but balanced.

As Spiritual beings we are always becoming. “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked the blind man. “I want to see,” he said (in Mark 10).

It’s about the coming together of God in his perfect greatness with us in our not perfect smallness. It’s the process of life, the receiving of grace, the offering of hope, the restoration of joy.

I want to see. That’s such a profound answer to the question. I want God to open the eyes of our hearts. I want to hold on to the dream of becoming all we’re meant to be.

How can we seek the great and perfect things of God if we don’t allow ourselves to dream? How could I have let go of that?

I might have been prepared for what’s possible, but when did I stop being ready to live the impossible?

For some reason I’m humming Man of La Mancha…what do you want?

Not that!
Popcorn please!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

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