What's the one thing you would do if you had the time, the resources, the connections and the stamina to do it?
Yeah, it didn't take long for whatever it is to come to mind, did it? You know exactly what you'd be doing, because it's so embedded in you- it's become a part of you.
Our inspirations fill our minds and fuel our hearts. We have one dream, then another... and then another. We wake up, hit the ground running towards jobs that promise pay checks (even though we know we are living in financially unstable times). Clock in. Keep typing. Lunch Break. Insta break. FB break. Wait what time is it? ugg... only 4pm, an hour left and a dream late.
Dare to Dream
I used to think that dreams were meant for 20 year old me who was desperately trying to accomplish fame in my own mind. I had this timeline of when I had to find success in this area or that: Cover Girl by 22, married by 25, kids before I'm 30 and then a real job sometime after that. None of those things happened in the order I had prescribed for myself. Odds are, your "to-do" list might not have gone as planed, either.
But, you know what... that's ok!
As I am getting more and more comfortable in my "after 22" years, I find that God did not limit our dreams to youthful wonder. Absolutely not. Scripture tells us that He is the "Ancient of Days", yet in His unfathomable wisdom and stature, He is the ultimate creator and dreamer. I mean, just consider yourself! You are God's dream come true!!!
Every laugh you breath is a fulfillment of God's dream for you. Every hope in your heart and each measure of faith you take- it all points to His heart for you! His desire is to give us an abundant life, filled with treasures that the scripture calls "the Fruit of the Spirit".
"For the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law" ~Galatios 5:22-23
God desires to dwell within you and produce greatness through you. He desires to fulfill all of His promises over you and crown your life with His love. He isn't disappointed that you aren't in your career path yet, or that you aren't married or that you struggle in one area of life or another. No. God is pleased when He looks at you, because He knows exactly where He is taking you! He invites us to explore His love, because He is the Creator of all things... even our most intimate dreams!
Our hopes and dreams are a reflection of the God who loves us! We must never stop dreaming because to do so would be to stop living! I find that, in my more mature phase of life, I am wiser to put more action behind my dreams, rather than aimlessly ponder over them without a plan. It's fun to imagine but more productive to take action! Let your dreams be your motivation to create your own happiness! This is honoring to the Lord, as He has instructed us to be good stewards of everything He has given us!
"God has given each of you a gift from His great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well
to serve one another." ~ 1 Peter 4:10
Dream a little dream, darling! Imagine, believe and cover all the possibilities in prayer!
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