I am a creative person, which can be a danger at times when I lose my anchoring.
Spending too long dreaming about the future can hobble your walk in the present.
We were meant to dream…but with the dreams God has for us to be dreaming. Dreams that awaken our soul’s deepest longings and desires, and single-mindedly pursue the passion they stir within us.
But the key is for God to be the one who gives us those dreams.
Which means we need to be pressing in close to Him regularly, and asking Him for the dreams He has meant for us to dream.
One of my deep down, never spoke about dreams in high school was to write a book.
I partly allowed the kind words of others to point me in a different direction for school and work, because I was too fearful to speak up and share my dream.
It took several years and a few major traumas for God to rekindle my love of writing into full flame again. When I had been in high school, computers were just coming into the mainstream, and I would never have believed I would end up writing a blog on my own computer every day!
I am trusting that the One who gave me this dream will stir up the embers until the spark catches on and it burns high with the fuel of my faith & His promises as it begins to unfurl.
How do i know this dream is from God, you may be asking yourself? I know I did.
1. I want to write because I have to. Its a part of me.
As God is the giver or our gifts & talents, I believe He hardwired to do so, and equips me to use it as He strengthens me. For God to give me a dream about writing fits with who He has designed me to be.
2. The dream never died.
God is eternal, and His words & promises are as well. What He has spoken comes to pass.
3. When you get confirmation.
When He reminds you through others who don’t know about your hopes & dreams, and they speak as if they are reading your secret journal, you can bet it was God! When He leads you to the right resources, a part of your spirit jumps and laughs within you.
I have another major dream He has spoken into me and over me over the past years. I am keeping that beautiful one even closer to my heart for its time has not yet come. So it is expectantly slumbering as I await for my Prince to awaken it.
Time spent pursuing Him will only add to the dreams He gives us, like colored paint adds depth and life to a black outline.
So I wait for the outline of my dream to write a book for His glory to unfurl. I have had a colored glimpse of what I think it will look like at the end, and am laying this dream down before its Giver so it will come to life as He leads.
Dreams from God come true when we allow Him to take us by the hand as we sketch them out- whether its via word, music or art!
While I wait for what is to come, I draw close to Him today, to not miss out on what He has for me in the here and now.
My tomorrows are only in His hands if He has my today.