Dream. Vision. Purpose. Destiny.
These have become buzz words in our culture and even in our churches. Good ideas are not always Biblical ideas. I have been trying to find the Biblical view. I am still working on it. Before I go on I thought I would revisit what I have learned.
What I've learned:
Okay, back to what I have learned.
- It's not all about me, it 's not about me at all really. It is about God, his purposes, his ways, his Kingdom.
- It is about me. God designed and knew me before the foundations of the earth. He chose for me to live in this time with this family with every strength, weakness, talent, gift and personality trait I possess. Jesus suffered and died for my deliverance, so no weapon formed against me can prosper.
- I guess what I have learned is that I need to focus on God and He will focus on me. That is a great trade, if you understand who God is. If the thought of God focusing on you makes you a little queasy, nervous, or think "I'll pass, thanks" you don't know how God thinks when he focuses on you. I strongly encourage you to find out what he is really like. I am certainly in the process of moving my knowledge of him from my head to my heart so I truly believe instead of just knowing how good he is. That is the focusing on him. Look in his word. Listen to his voice. Be willing to let go of what you thought or felt that does not line up with scripture.
- A dream can be an idol, even if we think we are pursing God's dream for us.
- How we process hurts, failures, and disappointments from the past impact our ability and willingness to dream in the future.
- Dead dreams stink.
- Dreaming takes faith.
- The hope must always be in God not the dream or the anticipated results.
As I continue on I still have two big questions: "What is God's perspective on dreaming?" I feel like I have the idea, but not the scriptures. And "What specific dreams does God have for me?"
Do you have any questions about dreaming? Any insights to share?