Musings From A Musical Mind

New Dream

dreams and wishes. 62/365

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I looked for someone

like searching in a fog

chasing after

an endless mist

straining for

that unattainable someone

or something

thinking that it would satisfy

what’s deep within

heart-sick and weary

all my efforts

came up empty

and my searching

and reaching

brought no relief

for I found

that in the searching

it was me that I found instead

alone and empty

sad and confused

“Is what I seek

my dream only?

never satisfied

why do

I continue to pursue?

Are my “dreams” just those I make up

bringing emptiness

and endless struggle

instead of fulfillment

and relief?”

And yet I searched for you

my unobtainable someone

and something

that threatened to destroy

and devour me

The one I craved

the things I craved

could be my undoing

and the searching

and dreaming for them

like a slow death

And at the end of the road

I was still there

running on empty

defeated and broken…

It was when I was at my weakest

and tired of running after

and insisting on my own way

that He came

and I heard

a still small voice

and in my confusion

and tears

which caused me to slow down

be still

and listen

that I heard Him

that voice changed me

as He reached in

and held the broken

and confused me

and finally I don’t need to know

all the reasons for before

I reluctantly surrender

and replace

all the running

and searching

for something unknown

instead of something

that does not satisfy

and begin a new path

with His dreams

and plans for me

and at the end of the road

there is no disappointment

and emptiness

or brokenness

and I have almost 

vanished from view

even though

my selfishness and pride

are still there

but they are covered

and kept in check

and it is He that is waiting

giving me

a new dream

which fulfills

and satisfies

instead of

all the things

I wanted

and thought I needed

He is giving me

much more

than I could ever dream

as He replaces my will

with new people

new things

and a new dream

 

What is your dream today?  Have you surrendered yours for His?

 

God Bless

 

 

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Comments on: "New Dream" (15)

  1. That’s really good, Cindy! You’re an up and coming poet! Poetry is something that has always been a challenge for me. My daughter is excellent at it, but I’ll have to stick to prose. I really like this one.

  2. Love this! I have a dream to write a book. I am open and praying to hearing God’s dream for myself.

    • I’m so glad Rob! Sounds like a beautiful dream – YOU GO!! I have often wondered if I would tell my “story” in a book someday – I’d have to change names and some details and I wouldn’t want to intentionally hurt anyone – but it’s a story that I would love to get off my chest – we’ll see. I look forward to yours!

  3. Cindy, you have the heart of a poet! How true it is that at the end of God’s road there is no disappointment. You asked what my dreams are today. I’m living in the dream even now. God has amazingly blessed me with new life and, though I stray from the road on occasion, His great love and faithfulness always leads me back. Thank you for sharing this beautiful flow of thoughts – it is a stream in the desert.

  4. WOW! That was amazing! That pretty much sums up my life story, only with words that are beyond mine. The care, thought, and passion crashes through the screen riding on delicate words. Outstanding Cindy. Absolutely outstanding…

  5. You wrote this? This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing Cindy. I loved it!

  6. Love this Cindy! What a beautiful expression of His heart…thanks for sharing!

  7. did you crawl into my head today? I had been thinking along this line, and you put it to such beautiful words. Thank you. I found you via Duane Scott. :)

    • Thanks so much for coming over to my blog site today, Joy! Glad to have you – thanks for the affirmation – I really appreciate it. Glad you found me. Duane is great :)

  8. Thanks so much Jason – I appreciate that!

  9. Great flow of thoughts, Cindy. Thanks for sharing this.

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