The Weekend Brew: The Courage to Dream

I use to believe that my heart was void of dreams.  At some point along life’s path, I’vc forgotten how to dream.  Can a heart every really be without a dream?  

For is not a dream the weight of an expectant heart, fully pregnant with the hope and promise of what could be?

I have some big and scary dreams in my heart — at least they are too me.  There are moments when I want to dive head first right into the center of them.  But most of the time, I hold back.  I breathe in deep, forgetting to exhale to release the dreams that lay waiting to be birthed.  I wait, and wait, and wait, asking God to give me a sign, a vision or a word of confirmation that my dreams are really what He desires for me.

It’s taken me some time to realize that God put these desires in my heart.  These big and scary dreams, they were birthed in the heart of God for me.  I want to be brave, to walk forward, to throw caution to the wind; yet still I want to make sure that His will is accomplished through the pursuit of these dreams.  I don’t want to do anything that isn’t a part of His plan.

This past week a dear friend began to help me to dream again.  She took my hand and said, “let’s go!”  It’s so like God to send a kindred spirit to help me to hear His voice, the same voice that was whispering His approval all along.

And I can hear Him saying, “Come on, My Daughter, I’ve been waiting for you.  Let’s go!”

My dear friend has given me the courage to dream again.  And God has been waiting for me all along.  

And so I go, confidently, in the direction of my dreams.


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28 Responses

  1. Sounds like you have a wonderful friend! Keep dreaming, sweet lady. 🙂
    Lyli @ 3dLessons4Life recently posted..Awesome

  2. Elizabeth says:

    And we’ll get to journey along and see those dreams fulfilled!
    Elizabeth recently posted..2 Corinthians 3:16

  3. Mia says:

    Dear Barbie
    Yes, our Lord sends people along our ways to help us up when we have fallen like your dear friend that has helped you dream again,
    Blessings and a wonderful weekend
    Mia recently posted..Baba Black Sheep

  4. Barbie…May your dreams be His dreams and may you see them be fulfilled in the most extraordinary only God can do way! [hugs]

    It’s interesting…I know that you can relate….that during ‘this’ time I find it hard to dream…to sometimes think beyond tomorrow. Thanks for the loving nudge.

    p.s. Please come help me celebrate my 1st blogiversary! There are lovely giveaways each day too!!
    Diane | An Extraordinary Day recently posted..Free Friendship Printable :: 5 Days of Blogiversary Giveaways

    • Barbie says:

      Thank you Diane! Happy blogiversary! I will stop over and see what other gifts you are offering. I love your blog. Thank you for all of your support and encouragement.

  5. Jedidja says:

    I need such a friend! great to read this and I feel my mind is takes a step in the direction of rise and dream again.

    Fijne dag/fine day!
    Jedidja recently posted..Quilt of love: over mijn levenstapijt

  6. Carrie says:

    You’re so lucky to have a friend like that! I’d love to find someone who cares enough to pull me out of my locked zone and inspire me to step out. Happy for you!
    Carrie recently posted..Light Extinguishes Darkness

    • Barbie says:

      Oh Carrie, I know that God brings us those around to help gird us up and meet our goals. I pray such a person will come along for you! I’ve never met this friend in real life, but our hearts are intertwined through the words we share in our spaces. Hugs!

  7. ~ linda says:

    How this hits me square in the heart! …in the face too! I have dreams that go nowhere or go and then seem to fail for either it is not of God or I am not with Him in the dream. You have come alongside me today, Barbie, to encourage and to give me food for pondering. Thanks.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda
    ~ linda recently posted..Be On the Alert!

    • Barbie says:

      So thankful this post came to you at the right time, just when you need it. God is faithful. Keep pursuing those dreams.

  8. ~Karrilee~ says:

    This is so beautiful Barbie! I just love how smart he is – to send us just what we need in the form of a friend! Leaning In and Dreaming Big with you, friend!
    ~Karrilee~ recently posted..Five Minute Friday – “BRAVE “

  9. Laura Rath says:

    You go Girl! Keep dreaming and following God’s lead!
    Laura Rath recently posted..Brave

    • Barbie says:

      Thank you Laura! It’s a little scary. I am getting ready to say “yes” to a couple of things and I have butterflies. I know that God will be with me in the big and scary!

  10. child of God says:

    Hi Barbie,
    It is great to dream and keep on dreaming. 🙂 I am so glad to hear that you are pursuing your dreams and that God has given you a friend to encourage you in this.

    child of God recently posted..Will You Make It?

  11. Beth says:

    Keep on dreaming Barbie! This was so touching. I’m grateful God has placed a wonderful friend in your life to encourage you. You have encouraged me today. Many blessings. xo
    Beth recently posted..For your Sunday

  12. Oh my goodness Barbie, reading the comments. there are so many looking for dream teams. So glad I have you on mine. So excited to see where God takes you and how he moves in your life…. a big wooohooo out to you my friend!
    Lisa @ four simply living recently posted..Stepping Brave

  13. Dreaming is like food for the soul. It changes how we look at the world. I am so glad you are dreaming again. We need you to dream because you have so much to give. Thank you for hosting this link up my friend!
    DedraC@SimpleOpulence recently posted..Strength and Courage for the Journey

    • Barbie says:

      You’re welcome Dedra! Thankful to know you in real life. Let’s dream together over coffee (or tea) and chocolate some day!

  14. Good for you! Go for it and God will bless it, I’m sure of it!
    susan@avintagefarmwife recently posted..She is Better than Me

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