The Weekend Brew: Courage to Dream
Deep inside you is a dream. Perhaps you’ve held it close to your heart since the time you were a little girl; perhaps it was birthed more recently as you’ve grown and matured in the Lord. I recently said to someone that I didn’t believe that I had a dream. I’ve been reading so much here and there about women living out their God-sized dreams, and I’ve been asking the Lord for mine. I’ve never been much of a dreamer, and I don’t remember ever dreaming as a little girl about anything extraordinary. But I serve an extraordinary God who uses ordinary people to accomplish amazing things!
What holds us back from dreaming, or from pursuing the dreams that are in our hearts?
I believe the main thing holding me back is fear.
Fear that I will never find my dream.
Fear that when I do, it will never come to pass.
Fear that if it does, I will not steward it correctly.
Fear that I will fail God and others in the process.
It takes courage to dream. Courage to rise above our fears and allow God to take us on a journey of the heart. It takes courage to tell others about the dreams that we are holding on to. It takes courage to let go and allow God to lead us through the process of living out our dreams.
What is the dream that God has placed in your heart? Perhaps you are like me, and are still in search of your God-sized dream. Or is it possible that you’ve found yours, but are too afraid to step into it?
Let’s ask God together today for the courage to dream. We may not know what our dream is, or how to go about accomplishing it, but we can trust God with it. He put it there in the first place. His desire is for us is to trust Him as we partner with Him in making our dreams a reality.
Rest in this truth today, my friends. You were created with a purpose far greater than you could ever imagine. Will you ask God to give you the courage to dream today?
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