Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | May 9, 2022

Embracing His Dreams

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 (ESV)

As a little girl, I was quite the dreamer. Flipping through the pages of my fave book, I easily got lost in the story. My mind traveled to places I never imagined, and I experienced grand adventures while sitting quietly under a shade tree in our yard. Dreaming filled my limited perspective of what life could be like outside our little country town.

Fast forward to adulthood, and if you’re like me it’s ever so easy to get caught up in our dreams. The “perfect” house with plenty of room and of course a screened-in porch. A pool in the backyard surrounded by gorgeous azalea bushes. A vacation home close to the beach or nestled in the mountains. And let’s not forget our dream job or our dream of being famous….our minds can take us to so many places.

While I find it ever so easy to dream of things and places; I realized recently I rarely dream about the things of God. Just keeping it real here; I find myself consumed with life,  things I want and dreams of what could be. Ease, comfort and pleasure.

Love the way God lifts the scales from our perspective and jolts us back to reality. As I heard a group of people sharing their God dreams, I felt my world shrinking. Never had I thought to dream about serving God or even thought about the dreams God had for me. His divine purposes, His intentional plans for a country girl like me. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve been involved in ministry and serving for years.  My default, however, has been to coast, to settle rather than dream of what God desires to accomplish for His glory.

Webster calls this dreamer a visionary….yes one who has the foresight and imagination to birth what others see as impossible. In other words, one who dreams, trusts and walks in faith. The world is the first voice to dampen and squelch our enthusiasm for eternal dreams – dreams which serve a higher purpose than we dared imagine. But if we listen intently to the voice of God, our dreams will zero in on His eternal perspective rather than our earthly existence.

A bigger house, vacation, car, etc. will all be left behind when I leave this world; however, whatever I do for God will outlive me and ultimately bring Him glory. So this summer, I plan to be more intentional in my dream for the things of God after all they are the things that will last.

“Father, help us to release the tendency to simply settle for less. Help us to dream of the things that move your heart and bring glory to Your name.


For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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