Martin Luther King had a dream. I have a dream. You have a dream.
We all have dreams, goals and desires that we want to see come to pass.
Are you excited and optimistic that your dreams will come to pass or do you feel discouraged and doubt that they will ever manifest?
Did you once know beyond a shadow of the doubt that you wanted to accomplish a certain task or achieve a certain goal but now that dream seems far beyond your reach?
Maybe you somehow got off course or your dream feels like it was somehow stolen.
Have you lost hope? Well I want to encourage you today.
John 10:10 states that “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy”.
The thief comes to steal the dream…or kill the dreamer. He wants you to throw away your dreams…and kill your spirit.
I think what happens to the dream depends on what happens to the dreamer. Will you sacrifice the dream for what is temporary? Let’s say if you want a family; will you rush into any old relationship just to create one?
Maybe you’ve been desiring a career promotion for years and you have seen others pass you by, will you cut corners to get there?
Some dreams may be answered in different ways than we planned. Or some may just take a really long time to come to pass. Many abolitionists died before they ever saw the slaves freed. Doesn’t mean they stopped dreaming.
We have to have the courage to dream again. If we stop dreaming then the dream is over. It can never come to pass.
But if we keep it alive then it can grow!
“But Maya what’s the use? It’s already been too long. I’m past my prime and it just hurts too much to continue to dream.”
I get it I’ve been there. Talk to God about your dreams…and your doubts…and your fears. He can handle it.
A big dream recently came to pass for me, something I had been waiting on for a looooong time; it was literally years in the making. And you know what? The period of waiting did hurt. I’m sorry but sometimes there is no way around the hard things in life and that reality is something I struggle with as well.
We have to remember that God is the giver of dreams, so we are submitted to his timing.
What about you? What are you dreams? Have you had any really big dreams recently come to pass? How did you handle the waiting period? What did it teach you? I’d love to hear.
Keep dreaming loves,