Have you ever had a dream so vivid it scared you half to death? But then you can’t remember the details in the morning so you’re like what in the world?!
This is usually the story of my life. I dream so vividly I think it’s real and then when I’m finally awake I can’t remember what happened! I literally rack my brain to try to dredge up some details to no avail. It’s so annoying to me. I rarely dream and when I do, I can’t remember the details
Am I the only one?
Well, it had me thinking. I believe in life a lot of our desires, dreams, and goals can be like that. The desire was so palpable and true in the moment and then life hits and we get distracted—we forget the details. Or, we think maybe the dream was just so extravagant that it would never happen and we put it away, though we are never really able forget about it or let it go.
Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” (ESV)
I think that verse is a warning to us. That when we allow those dreams of our hearts to be deferred we run the risk of living life sick, unfulfilled. I’ve been looking at my own desires and dreams a bit lately and I definitely don’t want to be sick!
Over the next six weeks we’re going to look at three things we need to believe about our dreams, the first of which is to trust God put that dream in you!
Yes! God put that dream there!
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.”
That idea that’s been gnawing at your gut, that desire to build something, and the thought that there has to be more…all of these things were put there by God. And He wants you to search them out. He wants you to take the time to figure out the desire of His heart for you!
“It’s the glory of God to hide a matter and the glory of kings to seek it out.”
Proverbs 25:2 (ESV)
He desires for you to do that big thing and ask for His help in figuring it out. It reminds me of the story of Moses. Moses didn’t know that freedom was going to come at the cost of 10 plagues. He kind of knew the end (that the children of Israel would be freed) and he knew the beginning (that God chose him to be their deliverer) but he had no idea about all that stuff in the middle! He didn’t bargain for all that back and forth with Pharaoh but he trusted that God encountered him and that that dream to free his people came straight from Heaven.
I have a sneaky suspicion that you’ve been wrestling with some dreams, desires, and ideas.The fact is, God placed those desires in you. He placed a dream inside you and it’s up to you to seek Him to figure out His purposes. So, get to it!