It’s been quite some time since I’ve sat down to write anything other than my bills and works for others. I’ve missed my old friend, the blank word document page. I’ve moved on from the pad and pen since sometimes I can’t read my own writing. I missed expressing myself on those pages and solving issues even if they were just solved on paper. Every writer knows the relief and release of which I speak.
In my recent month of celebration and soul searching I was excited and puzzled at hearing the Lord tell me to begin to dream again. My soul inherently knew it was again free but I didn’t even realize I had stopped until I did further examination.
I came to see that over the past two or three years I had written down my dreams, set them on a shelf in my heart, and placed them on hold. Instead I was preoccupied with dealing with all the over the top situations that had happened in my life, trying to survive. I was living in the now, day by day and exhausted at the end of the week. I had noticed certain things begin to irritate or agitate me and feelings of unfulfillment and incompleteness began to surface. I learned why, I wasn’t doing what I dreamed about. I stopped making my dreams a priority and making space for them in my daily life.
The things we dream about are the things that hold our passion. These things are the ones that keep us up late in the wee hours of the morning, but make our heart rich when we’re doing them. The things I dream about are built into my prayers as I ask and hope for God’s guidance and grace to complete. But if I’ve stopped dreaming, it stands to reason that I’ve placed my hopes on hold. The scriptures tell us the hope deferred makes the heart sick. But when the desire comes, it’s a tree of life (Prov. 13:12). As I put my dreams on hold, my faith in my dreams had waned as well. This was dangerous because without faith, it is impossible to please God.
The things we care about we make time for; however, we may have to squeeze them in. I also need an updated plan on how to accomplish my dreams. Since the things I dream about are things that God placed in my heart, I must go back to Him for the updated plan because it is He who has begun this good work in me (Phil 1:6).
I’m so excited to look at the list again of the things that are the passion of my heart. I can’t wait to meet with my Master about the updated plan for my dreams and begin to fulfill them. I will eagerly do my part and sit down to make the time and do the preparation needed to accomplish my goals and dreams.
Is there something in your life that you’ve set on the back burner while dealing with life? Are there things you have a passion for doing? Do you know there’s a higher calling in your life? If yes, seek the Master who will guide you and give you the desires of your heart. Pleasant dreams…!