Do you have a dream?
Think about that for just a minute…
Maybe your dream is to finish school or get married. Maybe your dream to is have children or advance in your career. Maybe your dream is to take a trip to Europe or start your own business. Maybe your dream is have your own home or get your kids through college.
Whatever that dream may be, do you think it will ever come true? Do you sometimes feel like life is taking you in the opposite direction from your dream and you find yourself father away from it’s reality than maybe a year or two ago?
I have a special dream that I think about every single day. My dream is always in the forefront of my mind. At times, the eager pursuit of my dream causes me to make certain decisions, spend my time a certain way, and even connect with particular people on a very regular basis.
Often, I become frustrated and think my dream will never come to fruition. I sense the urge to just throw up my hands up and shout at the top of my lungs, “Oh, just forget it! This is all just a big waste of my time!!”
I was feeling that way this morning.
Something recently happened to me that seemed to push my dream further away. It was like I had approached an unexpected dead end along my path that completely took me by surprise. It has left me feeling discouraged, frustrated, and foolish for even having this dream in the first place. “What am I doing? There’s no way my dream will actually come true!”
While I was having my pity party this morning, I decided to sit down with a nice hot cup of coffee and read a devotion from one of my all time favorite books, “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young. And this is what I read:
“Wait with Me for a while. I have much to tell you. You are walking along the path I have chosen you. It is both a privileged and a perilous way: experiencing My glorious Presence and heralding that reality to others. Sometimes you feel presumptuous to be carrying out such an assignment. Do not worry about what other people think of you. The work I am doing in you is hidden at first. But eventually blossoms will burst forth, and abundant fruit will be borne. Stay on the path of Life with Me. Trust Me wholeheartedly, letting My Spirit fill you with Joy and Peace.”
I don’t know about you but this is SUCH an encouragement to me!
The hard road I travel in pursuit of my dream may be hidden from others but it’s never hidden from God. The decisions I’ve made, the time I’ve invested, the prayers I’ve prayed, the money I’ve spent, all to pursue my dream will one day produce an abundant harvest with loads of blossoms! It may not look exactly like I had originally planned or envisioned for myself but it will be what’s best for me. As long as my eyes are focused on Him, then His perfect dream for me will be fulfilled.
Lets stay on the path. Let’s keep pursuing God while we pursue or dreams and watch what He can do through us. Let’s never give up and continue to trust Him every single step of the way. Let’s keep going when things get tough or when we feel our path is headed in the opposite direction.
I’m in this for the long haul! What about you? Are you with me? I can’t wait to see what God’s going to do. And when He does it, lets give Him all the glory!!!