God and Your Dreams
You don’t know when it happened.
You’re not sure why it happened.
You just know that one day you woke up and that dream you were once so passionate about had faded a little.
Over the coming days, weeks, months and years, your dream became little more than a distant memory.
An almost forgotten longing.
It’s easy to see how it happens. Life comes along. You have a job, a mortgage, maybe a family.
You have responsibilities.
Every now and again you catch yourself wondering: “What if…”
You stop though, before you get carried away, after all, it’s clear that God does not want those dreams to come true, otherwise it would have happened by now.
You convince yourself that, in all honesty, it’s a little risky to chase those dreams now.
Even the thought of playing dream catcher is enough to get you just a little bit scared…
But what if I were to tell you that it’s not crazy to chase your dreams?
What if I told you that God wants nothing more than to see you living life to the full, running after your passions, chasing down those goals, glorifying Him through a life well lived?
I truly believe that God is a loving Father who did not create you for a banal, unfulfilling life.
Jesus came to give us life, and life in all its fullness. He didn’t die on the cross so that we could simply struggle through this life, trying to get from bed, to bus, to office, to bus, to sofa, to bed…
He gave His life so that we could be adopted into the family of God. He gave His life so that we could be counted as God’s children, with all the benefits that that brings.
God is a generous, loving, caring father. He doesn’t want to see his children unfulfilled and unhappy.
He wants to see us living an abundant, passionate life that glorifies Him and points others towards Him.
So often we sit there, silently waiting for God to tell us what to do next when all He’s really saying is: “What do you want to do?!?”
He is a loving Father and He just wants to join us on our adventure.
Of course He’ll guide us when He needs to.
Of course He’ll tell us if we’re straying towards danger.
I’ll tell you what He doesn’t want though:
He doesn’t want you or I to waste another year waiting for Him to tell us what to do next.
He has already given us the passions and desires of our hearts.
We are already fearfully and wonderfully made, including our predisposition towards whatever it is that really makes us come alive.
It’s time to give up on waiting.
It’s time to start taking steps towards making our dreams come true.
What would you do if money were no object, you could not fail and you weren’t afraid?
Guess what. That’s what He wants you to do.
It’s time to step out in faith.
Make this the year where your dreams begin to come true.