Do you have a dream? A vision, goal, calling, passion, or desire stirring deeply within you?
My Messy Desk began as a dream. One I couldn’t see clearly at the time. One that still hasn’t come completely into focus. And one I have no guarantee of ever completely realizing.
But I dare to dream anyway.
Sometimes images of book covers I hope to write appear in vibrant color with bold titles nestled on the shelves of Barnes and Noble. Other times I can almost imagine walking through the space that could be a brick and mortar location for My Messy Desk. I can hear the chatter of women as they craft, smell the fresh brewed coffee, and see the glitter catch the light as it settles onto one of the many tables. I can picture the coffee cups clattering while pens furiously capture inspiration in the margins of a Bible study going on in a cozy corner. I can see eager learners gathered around a local artisan sharing her craft and women using their skills to provide a service to our community.
And that dream keeps my heart pumping and makes me want to spring out of bed each day (well, that and coffee).
Without dreams life becomes stagnant. Dreaming keeps us growing and improving. And in order to become the MASTERPIECES God created us to be, we have to grow, mature, and constantly strive to work out (not earn!) our salvation. Not only does this mean obedience and holiness, but I think it also means diligently pursuing His purpose for us….daring to dream of doing the good works He prepared for us to accomplish for His glory.
Our dreams are as unique as we are. God created us each individually and prepared good works for us to accomplish for His glory (Ephesians 2:10). Each of our intricate parts was designed with His purposes in mind. So becoming exactly who He created us to be is the dream we ought to dare to dream.
Maybe you dream of completing an Ironman, establishing your own non-profit, bridging the racial divide, assisting women in child-birth, educating the next generation, or providing wise and Biblical financial advice as a CPA. Perhaps you dream of becoming a foreign missionary, raising a quiver full of God-fearing adults, inspiring women to embrace their true beauty, mentoring new moms, or teaching others to live healthier lives. Any of these aims can be worthwhile when we commit to glorifying God as we accomplish them.
Dreaming isn’t just for the young or the creative or the ambitious or the rich. It’s for all of us.
If we remain sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit, we may just discover a dream He has buried in the deepest parts of our hearts waiting to bubble up to the surface. I don’t think He would give us skills and prepare works for us to do, and then simply leave us in the dark to figure it out. I believe God has imprinted each of us with dreams so that as we seek His face and delight in Him we will discover what He created us to do.
Dreaming of becoming or doing more than we are at this very moment gives us something for which to aim. Something to work toward. A goal to strive for. Finding the unique way we are called to serve God’s creation gives us a sense of purpose.
Part of becoming the MASTERPIECES God created us to be is daring to discover the dream He placed in our hearts.
For the next several weeks, we’ll be talking about dreaming. I dare you to join in the fun!
I’m committed to bringing you answers, resources, and even some wise guests to answer all your questions. I hope you’ll subscribe so you don’t miss a post and comment so I can get to know you better. What are your questions about dreaming?
Don’t miss the other great posts in this series:
And coming Soon:
Dreaming isn’t all Dandelions and Daffodils
(re)Designing the Dream
Living the Dream
Dare to Dream Again
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