In one of the all time classic movies, “Field of Dreams”, there is a whisper that comes from the corn fields.
“If you build it they will come”
The main character follows the instruction of the voice and builds a ball field. He creates it just perfectly and then waits to see if anything will happen. Of course what happens, if you have seen it, is ghosts of ball players come out of the field to play ball.
He prepared a place for them and believed they would show up. They did.
I remember being in High School and honestly one of my greatest dreams was being with a woman for the rest of my life. Second of course was to be a famous comic book artist. I remember preparing the “field” of my heart with lists of what I would look for in a woman. I had sworn off dating because I felt like it was worthless and told God to bring me somebody.
My list went something like this:
- Needs to love God
- Wants kids
- Must be hot
- needs to be smart
- great sense of humor
Over the years my list changed and things were crossed off the list. The items I crossed off in my mind had everything to do with my own self image. I figured most on the list made sense but my future wife being hot? Yeah I didn’t see that happening. I was pretty sure I would end up with a woman with a “great personality”. I was certain the person for me was a person I would not be attracted to.
Then I met Kelly. She was way out of my league and met all the original criteria. This alone made me write her off my list. God had a different plan.
Thankfully God gives us the desires of our heart and His decisions for our life are not nullified by our own perceptions of what we think we deserve. He has a plan to prosper us, a plan to make us happy and whole regardless of how we feel.
I am married now to a woman who met all the criteria I had originally built in my “field of dreams”. She is just as flawed as I am and yet perfect for me because God made her the missing piece of the puzzle.
What are you dreaming of?
Are you letting your small mind limit the greatness of God?