I have been thinking a lot about dreams.
I believe that the Lord places them in our heart.
That's why Psalm 37:4 has always been one of my favorite verses.
"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart."
My husband I are both major dreamers.
As in 80% of our conversations are about those dreams.
I'm not even kidding.
We have never been afraid to act on them but in our youth and immaturity,
would become disappointed if they didn't 'work out'.
A few times it has made us question whether we heard God or not.
Here is what I have realized though.
They have worked out.
Just not in the way we thought they should.
Some dreams are seasonal.
We are given the opportunity to pursue them with all of our being and we feel alive while it is happening.
But then when a door is closed and we are forced to move on,
Satan likes to come in say,
"Way to fall on your face! What a failure!"
That's so not the case.
I think that the Lord loves us enough to let us go after those desires in our heart, live and experience them, and as soon as we get the growth we needed out of it, move on to the next thing.
If not, we wouldn't be able to live out the many other things that are burning inside of us to do.
I'm not saying that it isn't hard.
Because it is.
It can get confusing and discouraging.
You have to remind yourself continually that you sought the Lord, you heard Him say, "YES!", but it may not walk itself out in the form you were expecting.
Here is what I can rest my faith on.
He is always out for our best.
He's the one who gave us the dreams in the first place.
They were His idea.
He isn't going to bring us to a place and say, "good luck!".
Instead, He is shaping us, and is good enough to us that He is using our dreams as a part of our calling.
Now that, my friends, is a good Father.
I am just figuring these things out.
I haven't completely yet.
But that doesn't meant that it can't encourage you.
Don't stop dreaming because it doesn't work out in the way you wanted.
Don't be afraid to dream in the first place because you fear failure.
Dreaming is what has given me strength in my relationship with both God and my husband.
It has increased my ability to trust and follow.
It is slowly removing fear inside of me.
It has drawn me closer.
And is what gives me so much life.
Ready. Set. Go.