Perhaps you are brave and daring and ready to dream, but for the life of you you can’t figure out what your dream
This is for you.
It’s also for you if you have an idea but need some clarity. Even if you think you know what your dream is, it’s a good idea to do a periodic “gut check” to make sure you and God are still on the same page.
So no matter where you are on the dream journey, I’d encourage you to spend some time (re)discovering your dream. These questions are different that the ones in the Moving Toward MASTERPIECE post from the beginning of the year. Some of your answers might be similar. But your dream should be something you want to do for life, not just for a season or this year.
Pray before you begin.
You knit me together in my mother’s womb. You knew me before I was born. You have given me specific skills and abilities. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I know you have planned good works for me to do that will glorify you. Please give me guidance and wisdom as I discover the dream you planted deeply in my heart. Show me what you would have me to do with the resources and gifts you have given me. Inspire me to use what You have given me to glorify You.
In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
If you get stuck on any of the questions, feel free to phone a friend or family member for their input. If you haven’t done a spiritual gifts test recently, I’d encourage you to take a quiz. Here is one I like. Share this post with your friends and then meet up for coffee to brainstorm your dreams together. It can be fun and helpful to get input from others about our dreams – particularly if humility keeps you from seeing yourself clearly.
I believe that our God-given dreams are discovered where our Skills, Satisfaction, and Service intersect. So, look for common themes between each of the three different categories. Look for skills that also rate highly in satisfaction. Find a form of service into which you can incorporate your skills. Make notes in the “Common Themes” section. Begin journalling about how God might use your skills and abilities to serve His creation and glorify His name.
Now, it’s one thing to dream incredible dreams, but as Christians, we know we can’t leave God out. So next week we’re going to talk about how to apply a healthy dose of discernment to our dreams.
I’d love for you to share your dreams in the comments so we can all pray for each other.
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
For more encouragement please join the discussions on these fabulous blog link ups – Suzanne Eller, Thought Provoking Thursday, Susan B. Mead, Faith Filled Friday, Grace and Truth, Faith and Fellowship Friday, Grace and Truth Friday, Good Morning Monday, Soul Survival, Monday Musings, Rah Rah Link Up, Tell His Story, Woman to Woman Wednesday, Women With Intention Wednesday, Sitting Among Friends, Testimony Tuesday, Planting Roots.