Your dreams design who you are as a human being. They define the type of person you will become in the future. You dreams become who you are as you strive to conquer them. Doing so makes you a better person.
Have you ever heard of stories of people discovering their dreams or finding their lifelong calling at a certain point in their life and making news? Do you ever really look at their faces? Their smiles aren’t just friendly smiles for the photographer – they’re the happiest smiles you will ever see, broadened grins with beaming eyes filled with excitement, happiness, and relief. Their mountains have been conquered and their dreams have come true. Everything they had worked so hard for and for so long has happened for them, and everything in life is perfect bliss for them now, because having conquered their dreams, everything will be okay.
I’ve had a lot of expectations in life – too many expectations, at times. Sometimes I expect too much. Sometimes I expect too little. Have you ever had those times in life where just really stinks and you don’t know how you can go on? Have you wondered if God really cares about what you’re going through? Do you ever worry that you’ll never see the light at the end of the tunnel? I do, and I’m here to tell you my biggest thorn in my side.
Remember in the Bible when Paul was pleading with God that He would take away the thorn in his side, but the Lord responded: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
My greatest weakness and thorn in my side is: fear. Every day I start my day with prayer and Bible study, but that doesn’t mean that sometimes throughout the day, I forget the Lord and quite frankly, think negative thoughts. I forget that Satan challenges us in those moments and makes us want to forget the Lord. Over and over again we fail as Christians, and over and over the Lord wins the battle, because we MUST cling as tightly to God as we can. When we fail, God will bless us with the grace to succeed, giving us a way out of temptation and out of our weaknesses, so that we may boast upon our weaknesses, find the light at the end of the tunnel, and find the way out.
Friends, there is always a way out. I’m writing this blog to you, not to confirm what you probably already know about living the Christian life – but to remind you what’s really important in life. Don’t give up. Chase your dreams, and remember the amazing plan God has for you, no matter what. As for me, I’ve found my real calling from the Lord, and my biggest fear is losing it forever.
But I will not lose it. Because like I said: chase your dream, don’t give up hope, and always remember Who has got your back: God.
Have a good week, everyone.