You have permission to dream. It is ok, actually more than ok; it is necessary to dream. God has created each one of us. We all have a unique personality and a unique reason that we are here on this earth. When we live and move and breathe in Christ Jesus, He gives us desires and dreams and goals. He has given us a mission each day, even if its just smiling at your neighbor, or being extra kind to your dog, or doing the laundry with a good attitude.
Life can try to beat those dreams out of us. Especially lately. COVID and the other problems of the world try to tell us there is no hope, no use, no way. But Jesus says, “With man this is impossible. But with God, all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)
I am praying actively that Christ will bring my dreams into alignment with His. That He will continue to bring me out of my COVID and fear-induced stupor and into action for Him. I am trying to wake up each morning and be excited again about life and the day and what it holds. And I know that God, who loves me more than I can even imagine, has plans for me that I cannot fathom. That there is no age or circumstance where it is too late or impossible. I am giving myself permission to dream, and I am excited.
“A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul.” – Proverbs 13:19a
“Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” -Psalm 37:4
It’s ok to dream. Love the Lord with all your heart and soul and mind, and He will direct your steps. I would love to hear from you. Please write in the comments below. Have a wonderful weekend. Love, Lisa
Lisa, as you know, the title for this blog comes from the scripture that reflects this. We are to “Focus our minds on anything that is true, anything that is holy, anything that is pure, anything that is just, anything that is lovely or worthy of praise.” Phil. 4:8 I guess all of that is a form of dreaming – God’s Way. And NOT thinking about the bad. He sure gives great advice, doesn’t He?
Very true! 🙂 Thanks for writing! Have a wonderful weekend.