Dreams…those deep longings in our hearts.
Dreams…as a child, I had all sorts of dreams. I wanted to be a ballerina. I wanted to have four kids. I wanted to move far away from small town America. I wanted to be a writer.
It’s easy to dream as a child. As an adult, life becomes, well, life. Yet, despite the day-to-day realities of life, if we are really honest with ourselves, our dreams don’t go away. They may become buried beneath the “stuff” of our life, but our God-given dreams remain as desires of our heart.
I recently listened to Patterns of Grace by Debbie Macomber on a long car ride. It’s a collection of her devotions. This is what she has to say about dreams…
“God created us to dream. When we fail to dream, we rob Him of the opportunity to do great things. Sometimes we shy away from dreaming big dreams. Maybe we don’t want to ask for too much. Maybe we somehow don’t feel worthy. But over and over again in the Bible, the Lord instructs us to envision what He can do. Our job is to dream.”
―Debbie Macomber, Patterns of Grace
She also believes that God plants our dreams in our hearts so we must rely on Him and trust Him.
I have dreams…my life has not unfolded the way I thought it would when I was a young child dreaming, but I know God’s hand is upon my life. I need only to surrender my dreams and trust Him with the details.
Are there dreams lingering in your heart? Surrender them to God and trust Him with the details.