"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." - Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)
I'm in a season where years of dreaming mixed with years of working on those dreams is birthing new opportunities. There are things I dreamt up 10-12 years ago that I never thought possible, such as writing devotionals, authoring a book, and studying in a doctoral program. What strikes me most in this season, is how effortless and with ease things seem to be coming together. The years of dreaming, writing, praying, trying, failing, and trying again have created a foundation of faith and perseverance in me, yielding fruit in my current season. It has taken many "yeses" to get me here today.
Sometimes, we hesitate to dream, or we doubt the possibilities before us because the time, effort, struggles, or work it takes to get to those dreams. But we serve a big God who can do big things with our small yes. We serve a God who created unique dreams within us and He invites us to embrace our freedom in Christ to dream big with Him. He promises to give us the desires of our heart when we delight in Him -Psalm 37:4.
What are the dreams God placed within you? Maybe there's a dream sitting on the shelf of your heart, waiting to be dusted off and imagined again? Embrace the freedom to dream with God. As you step out in courage with faith and a small yes, He will help you bring your dreams to life.
What dreams and passions has God placed within your heart?
Reflect on a time when pursuing a dream brought about growth and fulfillment in your life.
In what ways can you actively pursue and nurture your dreams while aligning them with God's purposes?