The realization of a dream isn’t half as dreamy as dreaming it.
It’s the put on your big girl pants, pull up your bootstraps, and get to work part of seeing our dreams come to reality.
Dreaming isn’t for the faint of heart. At least not the “dreams come true” part. But often the inevitable roadblocks to our dreams cause us to doubt or even convince us we must be on the wrong path.
And the voice of doubt has all kinds of subtle dream-killer phrases to choose from:
“God must not really want me to pursue this dream.”
“I must have heard Him wrong.”
“Maybe I don’t really have what it takes.”
“Tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, when the kids finish school, when the kids go back to school, after I’ve learned more, etc.”
I’d like to suggest another option when we find ourselves backed into a corner or tripped-up and facedown in the gravel along our God-sized dream journey.
Maybe we’re exactly where we’re meant to be.
Maybe the very thing that screams turn back is what’s meant to drive us to the Dreamgiver and to reveal strength that was previously unknown and is necessary for the path ahead.
Our enemy wants to keep us as far as possible from our dreams, because he knows they’re the path to God’s heart. And His heart is the place where we discover exactly what He had in mind when He wove us together in our mother’s womb—where we hear the rhyme and meter of the “poiema” that He’s written (go here for more about this idea).
He’s designed us perfectly, and He made us weak and dependent on purpose.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. (2 Corinthians 4:7)
Pursuing dreams is supposed to be hard, to bring us to the end of our rope, and to convince us of our desperate need for the practical power of God’s Spirit in our lives. Collaborating with our Maker in the good works He planned for specifically for us is a place of intimacy and power like no other.
Our dreams will pass away with us, but seeing His glory and experiencing His deep love and provision for us is eternal. That may very well be the true purpose of our God-sized dream journey.
Shared by: Kim Hyland