I am dreaming of living on my mountain in the middle of the forest and having cook outs and campfires with family and friends!!! Yesterday, I let the vision go. But it keeps coming back--stronger than ever. And now I know, if we don't get the house we are looking at--we will find another near the Peaks of Otter, where I can look out my window and see God sitting on the mountain!
What changed from yesterday, when I gave it up, and today when I am all excited again? I know what changed. Before yesterday I wanted something. I wanted it achingly, agonizingly, amazingly. I wanted my house on the mountaintop but I wasn't sure if I should have it. So, after much struggle, I gave it up. We only have so many resources and I wasn't sure if we should put so much of ours into a house.
Yesterday, I surrendered my vision (my desire) to my Heavenly Father. I don't have to have it. I can be happy without it.
THAT, I believe, was the crux of the matter. Anything other than God that we HAVE to have to make us happy becomes an idol. Now, I don't have to have it. But driving through the forest to a mountaintop to go home, and sitting in front of the Peaks of Otter to write my thoughts, rocking on the back deck while overlooking the valley--yes, that would delight me no end.
Will I be happy if I don't get that? Yes. Absolutely, amazingly, awesomely happy--because I don't need a house on a mountaintop to be filled with joy. I am in an awesome, amazing, astounding relationship with the God who sits on the mountain--and that is enough.