When I was very young, I would sit for what seemed like very long moments and day dream. I’m not sure what it was I dreamt about, but I remember sitting by windows in my home, or in corners, and just staring as far ahead as my eye could see. I was searching for something, longing to see, yet I’m not really sure if what I dreamt about ever came to pass.
Somewhere along the way, I lost my ability to dream. I was never told as a child that I could dream. Imagine a girl who has never evern dreamt of her wedding day! Sure, I imagined falling in love and getting married, having children, having a home. But there were never thoughts of what the perfect wedding would be like. I didn’t read Bride’s magazine, nor did I make a list of the qualities of a perfect husband.
I think one must be given permission to dream. And not just permission, but I believe one must be encouraged to dream. As I’ve grown into adulthood, one of the things that I’ve been asking the Lord to do in my life is to awaken the dreams inside of me. I know He placed them in my heart. So I’m asking Him to reveal them to me so that I can pursue them wholeheartedly.
You, my friends, have given me the courage to dream again by sharing your own dreams. And somehow, I don’t feel so alone in my journey. You share your dreams and it helps me to uncover my own, and somehow we are living out each other’s dreams, because in reality our dreams all point back to Him. You and me together, dreaming and receiving the courage to step out, and together bringing glory to His Name.
I am so thankful for the beautiful community of dreamers God has brought to me. Dream on friends. Dream BIG! Dream brave! Never give up on those dreams. And if you don’t feel as if you have a dream, ask Him to give you one. Ask Him to give you the courage to begin to dream again.
Do you find it difficult to dream? What is one thing you are doing to give yourself permission to dream? Or, share a dream that God has given to you.
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