A Wake Up Call

I dreamed of you last night. Everything was familiar about you, you were in good health, good humor and so strikingly handsome. Everything was attractive about you, just like I remember. Then in my dream you started withering before my eyes, you were sick and we knew it wouldn’t be long till you would be in eternity. I sat by you watching your frame deteriorate yet your eyes sparkled with excitement. You told me that you were so excited to be in the presence of the Lord and that I would be there soon, you were just going to be there before me. You told me we dont have this earth to be together, but we would have eternity which was so much better and longer, and that was what mattered. In the dream I got distracted by a relationship and feeling inadequate, and then someone quickly pointed out that I was wasting valuable precious time. I quickly through tears apologized and was heartbroken that I could get so easily off the task at hand. I once more joined your side and felt the excitement growing in my heart for you, to be with our precious Savior at last. I was jealous, I too long to be made whole again, to have this weight of the world gone, and be made new in the eyes of my precious Lord. But when God wrote the story of our lives, He wrote you going to see Him first, then I would join you, one day, when my mission here on earth was completed. I saw you take your last breath and saw a vision of a moment in eternity. Oh what sweet relief, and the presence of Jesus that filled the atmosphere.That moment was everything I longed for, a hope that did not disappoint, a relief that never ended, a presence that fulfilled every precious longing. Then I woke up.

That dreamed helped recalibrate my focus that I am here on earth for a reason. God is not through with me yet. That the enemy wants to take any of the precious time I do have and use it for distraction instead of eternal purpose, to make me feel inadequate with the call or insecure in the way I do the mission. But God, His forgiveness is free, His grace is strong and His calling secure. HE is purpose. This earth is but a moment in compared to time and we all have a mission to do. That relationship that is taking so much of your time, is it a distraction and a consummation of your time? Is that feeling of inadequacy so that you aren’t as bold with the message, is that consuming your heart? We have a mission, a calling to do. No one knows what our life looks like here on earth. But I do know that I can worship my Savior just like my husband who is in heaven, the only difference is location. This time on earth is precious and very short. Oh Lord convict my heart when I get distracted in the mission, turn my heart towards your ways, help me remember that I will be joining my sweet man soon in the song of the redeemed but until then I will run the race that God has marked out for me. My body may grow weaker as I go, but my spirit will remain alive and excited that I get to the work of my Lord. For His kingdom and His glory that never ends, I will spend my life and breath till my work is finished.

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  1. Good morning, precious Brittany. Your message today hit the mark straight on with me. My Ray passed away Oct. 17, 2015. The first anniversary of his passing will be here soon, and I do not know what to expect. At the present time, I’ve slipped backwards in the stages of grief, to depression and loneliness. I am constantly worried about being without my husband for the rest of my life here on earth and about finding purpose for my life. I was sitting here catching up on e-mails and crying when “A Wake Up Call” appeared. It caught my attention immediately when you said, “. . . the enemy wants to take any of the precious time I do have and use it for distraction instead of eternal purpose. . .” I thank you for showing me that Ray’s mission here was completed, but God has a mission that might be longer for me. As you said, “He wrote you going to see Him first, then I would join you, one day, when my mission here on earth was completed.” Brittany, your words of clarity and encouragement were aimed at my heart. I needed desperately to hear your message. Thank you for challenging me to clear the distractions in my head and to follow God’s calling for my life. With the Love of the Lord.

    1. Thank you for posting, Susan. Sometimes life is just too “real”, but what a joy to read words from someone whose life has been touched by “real” and then read of the desire to live for and honor our Lord! Your post is truly beautiful. Thank you.

        1. I had a friend just text me about the most beautiful young woman she met today at the dollar store beside WalMart and 92. I literally laughed out loud! I said, “That’s Brittany!” Her name is Wren. She said she stood outside the store with you blubbering, listening to you and your beautiful love for Jesus. She watched your video and also emailed it to her children. Oh Brittany! How I rejoice in what God is doing through you! Thank you for your faithfulness and submission to Christ. Thank you for your example. In His love, Brenda

          1. Is that so amazing how God works or what? Incredible! He is such a faithful Father in all He does. Your friend is just SO precious! Loved getting to see him! Thank you so much for taking the time to share that with me. To God be the glory for all He does!

  2. Susan, thank you so much for taking the time to write me! This encouraged me so much that the Lord could use this to encourage you. You are so precious, you are loved, and the Lord sees you and cares for you, even in the hardest moments. God is NOT through with you and there will be beauty and joy again in this life. I don’t know what that looks like but I do know the Lord is joy and He restores the broken. Know you are loved and never alone! Grief is hitting me too as the year mark approaches, it’s just a hard journey. So thankful for the hope of eternity with Jesus and our wonderful men!

  3. What a beautiful gift of a dream! A hope that does not disappoint, a relief that never ends, a presence that fulfills every longing…as though God Himself wrapped His arms around you AND your husband! You are so beautiful, God! I pray that you can hold on to this dream and wrap it around you like a blanket…and when the silence comes and the next wave hits, that it is a tangible reminder that you are never alone. You are his beautiful bride and precious daughter, and He loves you so intimately. And how His heart must swell with joy when He sees how you are choosing to press into Him and in the process, pouring out his abundant love and grace on others.

    “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” Romans 8:18

  4. Thank you, Brittany. I look forward to your posts. What a sweet reminder that even our precious relationships given to us by God can be “distractions.” What a day that will be when we join in the “song of the redeemed”! It is such a joy to read what God shares with you, and to read comments made by other readers. Be not weary in well doing! Thank you for reminding me how precious our time on earth is, and how short it is. I pray that I also shine with the truth, “…that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Amen! Thank you again, and God bless you and your sweet boys.

  5. Hey Brittany…you know I also am a widow with 3 older kids and an 11 year old that I am raising on my own. It has been over 5 years now that I lost my kids father to liver cancer. I feel some days that I just don’t want to do this anymore but, I seem to get thru the day somehow. This week has been hard, I wanted to die and make it all go away but God had other plans. He’s not done with me yet. I am here on this earth for a purpose and I know he will get me thru my hard times as I take each day one day at a time. Please pray for me as I pray for you and your precious boys. I think of Patrick often and am so jealous that he is with our father rejoicing in heaven and that we will be there soon. No more pain and sorrow and lots of laughter and dancing is what I believe all my loved ones are in heaven doing right now.
    Love you❤️

    1. Precious Rita, love you and Patrick always loved you too! I am so sorry that you are walking through such a hard road. All I know is that the Lord will be faithful to you each step of the way! Love you so much!

  6. sitting in a cafe overlooking the Ionian Sea on a greek island. I came across your IG account and then your blog. I’m so touched by your story, and the way you are purposed to live with Jesus being the point of it all. My husband is here with me, and he had just said “shall we go to the room to rest or go for a drive?” It hit me that these simple moments are so precious , and I’m thankful that our faith in God makes every day; good or bad, worth everything because HIS spirit is weaving through them. Bless you darling sister.

  7. Thank you Brittany. The Lord bless you and keep you, may He make his face to shine upon you, may He be gracious unto you and give you His peace both now and forever more, In Jesus Name, Amen. I pray this prayer also for every one going through a hard time now. I sincerely love you guys by God’s grace alone and will continually put you all in my prayers. Thank you and God bless you.

  8. I am 21 year old, soon to be fiancé to the love of my life, and it is true, that relationships are hard. Its easy to get frustrated, annoyed, focus on all of the things that your partner is doing wrong and nag about how to be right. But i stumbled upon your blog just now….and your words had me in tears. Bless your sweet strong heart. I do not think I could be as tough as you are. I wont ever be able to forget your story. Thank you for shining the light on what truly matters.

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