Some dreams really are impossible. I will never be as skinny as I used to be or as young, but most dreams are still worth dreaming. Most are worth taking steps towards. Why? Because if they are in His will, God is in the midst of dreams and desires. He wants to help them come true. He wants to say “Yes” to our dreams. Going to college seemed an “impossible” dream for me. Yet, I felt that once I took steps towards this desire of my heart, a way was made for my dream to come true. See my blog “From Ninth Grade Dropout to Teacher- An “Impossible” Dream
Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. NKJV Psalm37:4
God is, however, not Santa Claus and sometimes he says “No”. Sometimes when things happen in our life that do not feel like dreams are fulfilled in the way we wish, Our Father is still working it out for the best. For example, I sold my dream house because I got robbed. For several years after I moved, I often had to drive by it and would lament the loss of my favorite home. Recently, I traveled down the road my former house was on and noticed a large moving van. The occupants were moving out. Wow! I wonder if my husband and I could buy it back.? As fast as that dream came in, it went out again. I realized I was happy where I was. That house was no longer my dream house. That dream had changed and contentment had snuck up on me and stayed. I was glad that the Lord put me where I am now. Thank you, Lord.
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.Proverbs 16:3 NIV
I believe the secret to having my dreams come true has to do with righting my dreams with what God’s desires are for me. I believe, if we are open, the Lord will plant aspirations in our heart that line up with His will. Then if I take first steps towards that dream, He will be with me all the way to fruition.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33
I also believe I can blow up my dream or at least veer it off track with my pride or sinful nature. This is different than God saying “no”. This is me messing up my own dream. For instance, I can stand in the way of my dream coming true due to fear. It kept me from writing my story for many years. Not being proactive and prioritizing my time to work on what is exciting to me is also a dream destroyer. I am thankful that even when I let these things hinder the desires of my heart, God still applies His love and grace to my life.
Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6
I feel that the first step to dream making is always prayer. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
Please take a minute to think of a few of the things today you would like to see happen in your life. Do they line up with God’s Word? Can you accomplish your dream to God’s glory? Is the intent of your dream honorable? After praying about it, what next “first steps” could you take to make your present dreams come true?
Don’t give up, unless you have assurance that you are not on the right path for you. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
Finally, apply faith. When I think back to where God found me and the doors that opened to me becoming a teacher- my childhood dream, I stand in awe at what God can do. But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” ~ Matthew 19:26 ESV
Dear Lord, Thank you for each reader joining me at looking at some scriptures about who You are and what You can do. Thank you for making my “impossible” dream come true. In His love, Amen