You are a dreamer! Yes, you are. You may have lost sight of your dreams or let them go for a while, but no matter what season of life you are in, you are a dreamer. You were made that way!
God created you with desires, needs and wants. He created you to pursue those desires. He says in His word that, as you draw close to Him, He will fulfill the desires in your heart.
But, we stuff them away, forget about them, secretly hiding them in our thoughts. We feel selfish and believe our dreams, our desires, would only get in the way of others. But, in the process, we lose our sense of value, worth and purpose, leaving us feeling empty, longing for the day when ‘one day’ becomes ‘today.’ And along the way, we begin to lose our connection with the very One who has given us those dreams because we’ve stopped pursuing Him in the same way.
Longing fulfilled is a tree of life. (Proverbs 13:12)
What if I told you that your dream is actually not about you? Would you believe me?
Now, what if I told you that the dreams and desires you have down deep inside that make your heart thump harder every time you think about them are actually God-given dreams. He is just waiting for you to pursue them. He is just waiting for you to take the first step because your dream is actually not about you, but about your purpose. He created you uniquely, so that you could build a legacy that will leave an imprint for generations to come. What if?
Got your attention?
Think about this: God has commanded us all to “Go into the world and make disciples.” I believe your dream is ‘the how’ of doing this. It may be building a building, raising a family, starting a ministry, taking care of the elderly or speaking out at work right from your cubical. Whatever that thing is that makes your heart go pitter-patter is the very reason God created you!
For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
When we start to believe the lie that our dreams are selfish, we ultimately begin to feel as if we have no purpose and ultimately live in disobedience to the very reason God gave us breath. It’s a downward spiral that brings death to our spirit and actually neglects the very people in our circle whose lives we were originally trying not to make uncomfortable by pursuing our dreams. You lose, and so do they.
So don’t stop dreaming or continue to believe the lie that your dream is selfish. Instead, start pursuing your dreams by taking one dream step today. Because your dream is not just about you, but about reaching a generation for Christ, one dream step at a time.
Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s Purpose that will prevail.
Tell us in the comments below, what dream has God planted in your heart and stay tuned for how to discover your purpose, your dream in the weeks to follow.
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