There is no doubt in my mind that in each of our hearts we have a dream.
Perhaps a dream to start a family. A dream home. Maybe even a dream to travel the world.
But then there are those dreams that go deeper. Some may refer to it as a “calling,” because that’s what it does, it calls you, beckons you, and fuels your mind and body with passion.
This is the kind of dream that keeps you up at night while you pursue it and wakes you early in the morning while you work for it. It’s a dream that’s larger than you. Bigger than you. One that was very likely planted in your heart by our Heavenly Father.
How do you know you might ask? Because you couldn’t do it without His help.
Sometimes we tell others about it and sometimes we don’t because it leaves us raw and vulnerable. It gives them a glimpse into our hearts and if their words sting more than stir, it discourages us.
But what matters more than the words of others, are our words.
Our dreams need a voice, even if the only ears that ever hear it are ours and God’s.
Are you speaking life into the dream or allowing it to die with doubt?
If you’re like me, then you’ve been guilty of throwing in a lot of “im’s” “in’s” and “un’s” in front of the words to describe your dream.
Call it impossible. Deem it inconceivable. Regard it as unimaginable.
But you know what God does with that? Now more than ever I’m finding that He speaks life into those words.
He says it is possible. He deems it conceivable and regards it to be imaginable.
Why else would He give YOU the dream?
One of the phrases I found for impossible is, “beyond the bounds of possibility.” We create those boundaries. We have the blueprint in our mind and draw that invisible line of what is and isn’t possible. Good thing our Father breaks through it.
God did the impossible by parting the Red Sea. He did the inconceivable by opening the womb of Sarah when she was 90. And God did the unimaginable by choosing the unlikely.
When He spoke – He delivered.
When He speaks – it transpires.
Much of that, however, is dependent on our faith, actions, and words.
Do we have enough faith that the dream God placed in our hearts will come true?
Do our actions show that we believe Him and our words declare that He is able?
Those are questions I’ve been chewing over lately because I want to say yes. And I want to have an exclamation point with a smiley face when I write that, but I know that’s not always the case.
So if the words I speak come out with negativity then it must stem from a deeper issue, my heart. Because what flows out of my mouth, originates from my heart.
“A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.” (Luke 6:45, NLT)
It takes time spent with God in prayer, digging deep in the Bible and reminiscing of His hand in our past to ultimately dispel the lies we hold in our hearts. Lies that kill dreams.
I don’t know what dream God has placed in your heart or how far along you are in pursuing it, but I pray that you chase after it. And I pray that you do so with vigor and passion and faith. Yes, lots and lots of faith. Because you’ll need it. You need childlike faith for a God-sized dream.
Don’t silence the dream, give it a voice.
Fight for it.
Speak life into it.
The voice your dream once had may be but a whisper now, but a whisper of hope is better than silence.
“What is impossible with man is possible with God.” (Luke 18:27, NIV)
I lift up this dream You placed inside my heart, and I ask forgiveness for the many times I’ve doubted You. I know the road is long and the trek tough, but sometimes I get tired and frustrated. Forgive me and give me the endurance and perseverance I need to reach it. I want to work with You in giving it a voice with life-giving words.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.