How do you feel about dreams?
Personally, I find the whole idea of dreaming to be just exhausting. My dreams are rarely that good and when I do have them I find myself more exhausted afterward.
For the most part, I just sleep and I prefer it that way.
What about the day dream kind? The kind when you find yourself envisioning some other reality that might become one day? Those are the kind that you can sink your teeth into.
I gotta ask, what’s your dream? What’s that thing that you envision yourself becoming and being apart of and it wouldn’t matter what else was going on or happening to you so long as you could still have a part in seeing that thing become a reality!?
Everyone has some sort of dream. Everyone
It doesn’t matter how extravagant or simple it may be, everyone has a concept of and unforeseen reality.
To someone it’s the dream of parenthood. I’ve heard this one from so many mammas-to-be. There’s a God-given ache inside that woman’s heart that will not be satisfied by anything other than the heart of a child.
Mamma can you testify to that!?
To some young man out there, there’s the dream of being a great provider. You’re young and you’ve got the itch to have a family and a longing to have a crew that you are devoted to loving and caring for.
Maybe your dream is more targeted and precise than that. When I was a young man, I had a God-given dream to be a missionary in Mexico. I even knew the exact location in the country I wanted to go. It was a dream that directed literally every decision I made. My wife can tell you so many conversations she and I had around this idea. I literally interviewed her in so many different ways about her mentality of being a missionaries wife. I probably took that too far on many occasions, but when God puts a dream on your heart you want those coming with you to be totally with you in it!
Now you ask, why aren’t you in Mexico anymore if that was your dream? Good question, simple answer. Over time, the Lord began to change the dream.
It’s like a painting but one you see from very far away and are moving closer to it. At first, it just looks like a blur. You can’t define the parameters of anything and you cannot see the outline or shape of what it’s suppose to reflect. You can’t even tell if it’s beautiful or something you two year old “painted” that you just call “beautiful”.
But over time you get closer and closer to that painting and it becomes clearer, you can adjust your angle so that comes closer into view and so you see exactly what it represents.
For me that adjustment became the change of a country.
I can tell you with all certainty that the dream is am currently living is so much more profound and exquisite than I ever dreamt possible and it also allows me to enjoy the ability to dream anew. I know the Lord is faithful and whatever I can put faith to can become reality. Too many of us are allowing our dreams to die because we simply can’t see a way through the difficulty.
Let me tell you, there is nothing on earth that is worth anything that can be done without difficulty. If it wasn’t difficult then everyone would be doing it. No, this is your dream and the Lord put it in your heart for a specific reason!
I want to encourage you in this, whatever season you are facing right now, take a step toward your dream!
What needs to happen for you to say you took a step?
For me, one of my next dreams is writing a book. I have no idea if I have it in me, but it’s a dream I have and so I’m taking a step in that direction.
What about you? What’s your dream and what do you need to do to start?