We all have dreams. Whatever your dreams are, you can be sure that God is rooting for you. He has placed desires within you, and His dreams for your life are even bigger than any you can dream yourself.
My favorite quote from a classic movie “Cinderella” is:
“No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true”
Just as God doesn’t speak an empty or frivolous word He doesn’t plant a promise or a dream in your heart without purpose. He made my dreams of being a teacher come true. My dreams of coaching volleyball come true. Our dream house in Austin became a reality because of His hands. He always fulfilled our heart’s desire in His PERFECT TIMING.
Dreams are like plants, they need water to grow and thrive. And watering dreams happens in the secret place. It’s in that quiet time of fellowship with our Lord that He sprinkles His life-giving water on what He’s planted in your heart.
Often we stop praying into our dreams because we don’t see the fulfillment quick enough. Soon after we find discouragement has crept its way in like a lion stalking its prey. And then, seizing the opportunity, the enemy pummels us with his lies and accusations:
“See…you were never going to accomplish that. You’re not qualified for that. I told you God didn’t really have a plan for your life. You’re too far gone now.”
Next thing we know, we are living life settling for any good thing we can get our hands on in order to feel some validation because we’re convinced God can’t use us anymore. Sound familiar?
God plants dreams in your heart like seeds and He saturates the soil of your heart with His life-giving water to bring nourishment and growth. Dreams are glimpses of His promise and destiny for your life. If you’re not spending time in His presence, you’re not going to see those dreams grow into what God planted them for. He is the Gardener. He plants with purpose and He waters during your abiding time with Him.
Friends, it’s vital that you never stop watering your dreams! Never stop bringing them before the Lord and sowing into them through prayer. When God gives you a dream or a vision for your life, it doesn’t mean it’s going to come into fullness immediately. God’s timing is much different than ours. It took me over a decade to realize this. But God is faithful and His promises are yes, and amen
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. |2 Corinthians 1:20
God will stretch your faith before the harvest comes. In other words, you’ll become a whole new person before your dream is actualized. In this process, remember that He is a good, good Father who wants to gift those who delight in Him. He satisfies our desires, hears our cries and saves us. Instead of focusing on what we have not yet received, may we embrace gratitude for the blessings now and the ways in which our God is paying attention to the tiny, little details.
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him. |1 Corinthians 2:9