Do you like to dream?
When I was younger I wanted to be an astronaut. It was a big dream, and one that I was convinced was a part of my destiny. Being an astronaut (so far) hasn’t been a reality. I am still fascinated with outer space… and think of exploring God’s creation beyond our planet as an extension of a part of my destiny as a geologist. So I guess you could say that I am, so to speak, living that dream to some degree.
I’m thinkin’ using our imagination is a gift and a part of creativity…
but to have a dream and not live it can also be one of the biggest mistakes we can make.
How do we know when a dream is just dreamy?
There are times in life when we are asked by God to take a chance and live a dream…
and there are times when it’s incredibly obvious that changing course is the next move.
Proverbs 16:9 says: In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.
How do we stay on track with God’s perfect plan for each of us… and live The Dream that He intends for us?
What I’m finding out along the way is that there are plenty of clues to staying on the path… if we choose to pay attention to them. Keep in mind, there are plenty of other influences, obstacles, and detours along the way too.
The greatest obstacle for living a dream for me is indecision… for a dream is nothing more than a dream if we don’t take action. I am notorious for putting off decisions, and have made a conscious effort to overcome doing this… and it’s working!
How do we discern when there’s a decision to be made, or a choice between two paths?
and how do we follow God’s lead, and live out Proverbs 16:9?
Here are two ideas:
- If you believe, and you ask God to lead you… He will… it may not always be in your way… or time… but it will always be perfect, according to His plan.
- The other key here is found in the big book… The Bible. It’s filled with timeless, useful wisdom.
That’s it !! Plain and simple.
What is your dream?
Are you living it?
Are you following God’s lead, and perfect plan?
Or is your dream simply passing you by?
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