Our dreams are very important because they are a reflection of our innermost desires and oftentimes are a subconscious reflection of what God has in-store for us. In order to live the life of our dreams we must live on purpose. Only a purpose filled life will enable us to go where we want to go and do what we want to do. Our lives must also be viewed and predicated on the will of God for us. Therefore, when we envision and dream about the kind of life it is that we desire to have, we must
go to God first and ask Him what He had in mind from the beginning, and what was His original intent. Our dreams can truly be fulfilled and we can maximize our greatest potential when we talk to the Master Designer about everything.
Since God knows the end from the beginning it behooves us to consult with Him about our lives so that we can evaluate and measure our greatest dreams and desires against His intentions rather than earthly lusts, appetites and fleshly desires. You can have that beautiful home, car, friends, and things that you earnestly desire, but what matters most is that the "Life of Your Dreams" is Kingdom oriented and puts God's agenda first.
In the western culture people tend to put more emphasis and give more attention to earthly things, pursuits, and interests above and beyond those of God. Think about it!
Now, lets do a self check. Please indulge me by answering a few questions regarding your own experience and pursuit of things.
1) Have you been blessed to accomplish at least a few of your personal goals?
2) Who do you attribute the appreciation and honor to for having accomplished these things?
3) Since you've been blessed to go places, achieve goals, and fulfill various aspects of your dreams have you become more consumed by them or have you grown deeper and become stronger in the Lord than before you celebrated and enjoyed the pleasure of the achievement?
The last question requires a great deal of honesty from within our hearts, because oftentimes things have a subtle way of becoming a disr-
action from the Blesser, who is God Himself. Don't allow your blessing
to rob you of your relationship with the One who made it possible in the first place. Lets remember that without God we can do nothing. It is God who gives us the strength, enabling grace, favor and resources to make our dreams a reality. He has nothing against His people prospering and increasing in everything that is good, but God abhors idolatry, and that's where many Christians have fallen short.
"Thou shalt have no other gods before me." Exodus 20:3
"Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long."
Think of it like this, 'the pursuit of my dreams and goals are great as long as they are aligned with God's righteous cause, bring glory and honor to His name, and help to serve others as I advance the Kingdom of God in the earth today.' When we make His righteous cause our focus and will give God all the praise when He causes us to fulfill our dreams then a greater purpose is served, because we cease to do things for self-centered reasons and seek to please the Lord first above everything else.
The last thing I would like to ask you is, "Are you ready for your dreams to come to pass?" "Are you preparing for them to happen, and are you aligning yourself with God in prayer, fasting and giving into His kingdom so that His favor and blessing are with you in all that you set your hands to do?" The fulfillment of your dreams positions you and empowers you to give witness and testimony of God's glory to others. It also brings a tremendous sense of accomplishment, satisfaction and fulfillment to your heart when you know that you are serving a greater purpose through your dreams than selfish desires.
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Matthew 6:33
Have a wonderfully blessed and prosperous journey in the Lord.
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