What is God’s dream for you? When God stitched together your detailed design, what was His dream and purpose for your life?
Before you were even born- while knitting together every piece and part of your being in your mother’s womb…
He had a dream.
Oh, my friends, He had a dream.
I am thinking about that a lot these days.
When I am in my quiet moments of prayer, I ask:
“Lord, what is your dream for me? Show me how to live it.”
I can envision our Creator forming each one of us, carefully adding this trait and that- this gift for you and that gift for me. I wonder how He chooses so meticulously for each one of us, sewing millions of unique and distinguishable threads together to birth a new creation in His image.
I wonder if the Heavenly Hosts sing while He does His work.
I long to know the mysteries of His Divinity- It’s so far from our own understanding, it’s impossible to comprehend how He sculpts and refines each one of us to fit perfectly in His plan. I constantly question just how He decides each conception and the magnificent purpose through His design and delivery.
And yet, beyond our world, there is a battle raging on against us. As we plunge into this war from the moment of birth… I believe God’s dream gets hit hard by the attacks from the enemy’s fire.
To name a few.
And I wonder how many times He cries out in rage for all the wounds inflicted on us as we travel through the war-torn landscape. His eyes on every turn we try to navigate and attempt to survive. I wonder if His Dream for us shifts at each fight and His plan gets altered in our plight.
“I know that you can do all things;
no purpose of yours can be thwarted. Job 42:2 NIV
Apparently, we need not worry about such things.
Sometimes I forget that God is, well, God.
If He already set our paths before us, then His Dreams for us are still in place.
If He Dreamed it, then surely our Creator believes that we are worthy and able and perfectly designed to live it.
I want to discover His dreams for my life. I want Him to reveal His Heavenly hope for all he dreamed me to be. And although the war rages on, I will march forward, fully armed with all He created me to be, into the gunfire that ensues against His Will.
His dream for each one of us will rise up from the rubble of life and straight into His Divine Purpose. And perhaps the tough terrain equips us to carry out His plan. If God knew this day, then He surely allowed it to happen for a reason. His dream for each one of us is built on solid, sovereign ground. With each prayerful step we take, we can trust in the path He paved.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be. Psalm 139: 16 NIV
God is waiting anxiously for us to live out His Dream. He knows our potential.
How God created you is entirely unique to the dream He dreamed for you. Isn’t that the most profound and incredible revelation?
It’s so very personal.
I can just picture it…
The heavens weeping when we fall, shifting the universe just so, in order for us to survive.
Angels rejoicing when we pull ourselves back up, pouring new wisdom in who we are to be, rendering a revelation that propels us toward God’s Dream.
The Holy Spirit moving people in perfect place and time- lifting us up, carrying us on, and propelling us forward toward His Purpose.
We are such intricate creations, designed specifically to go forth and live out His Dream.
Nothing in this world is more important to Him. Nothing can thwart His plan.
No pain is too great.
No failure is too big.
No brokenness too… broken.
His Dream lives on through it all.
So I continue to pray with a profound realization that my Lord has a dream.
The best prayer each one of us can offer is:
“Lord, what is Your dream for me? Show me how to live it.”
Oh sweet friends, can you even imagine God’s Dream for you?
I wonder if you can.
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another jennifer says
Now there’s a profound question to start the day! I wish I knew the answer. I can only hope I’m walking in the right direction…
Yeah- it’s really profound! But worth some looking into, eh? I don’t know, but if I were to guess- I would think you are right on TRACK with God’s Dream for you, Jen. I believe it’s even bigger and better- so I am excited to watch you take off!!!
I think God has a dream for each of us, beyond our imagination. But it’s our job to listen and to trust, which is harder than anything else sometimes, because we humans often choose to play it small and play it safe. I don’t think God intended for any of us to play it small and play it safe. Don’t you agree?
YES!!! YES!!! I don’t think we even realize how BIG and MAGNIFICENT His Dreams are for us… and we surely bind ourselves in a limited safe/comfortable world. And in our stagnant place, His Dream is never realized.
SO perfectly put, my friend. SO very true.
Janine Huldie says
Chris, you always give me such hope and promise when I read your posts and this one definitely did that and then some. Thank you my friend and sending big hugs this Sunday morning to you now!! 🙂
Oh Janine… that just means the WORLD to me. Hope and promise- YES!! Thank you for this. Truly. XOXO
Amber Day Hicks says
SSSF!!! My dear sweet friend, I sit here in tears, wondering the best way to respond. I know who & what exactly you are talking about, I hear you. I agree that it’s probably time… I am SOBBING.
This was so hard & a post I needed to read. THank you my soul sister! XO. ~A~
I wanna get on the next plane out and make it to you STAT, so I can hold you and cry with you and pray with you and love you…
Oh, how I wanna.
I have been thinking a lot lately too and though I couldn’t put it into words like you have, this is much of what I have been thinking about. Thank you for this post. I loved it and it got me thinking even more!
I love that God has put this very idea on your heart, and then you came by here to read THIS! Oh, He is such a personal and loving God! I am so glad you stopped by!!
Praying God continues to minister to your heart as you realize His Dream for YOU. XOXO
Amber Day Hicks says
I know you would in a heartbeat if I needed you, today is a good day! I LOVE you for all of your support my SSSF! XO! ~A~
Praying you through, love. Praying you through… XOXOXO
Jesus told us his dream…heaven here on earth. I feel like God’s dream is for us to be reunited with him and that is so incredible we have no idea. Until that time it’s up to us to realize our own potential, to live the life Christ modeled for us. We are all given our own unique gifts and it’s our job to use those gifts. Some people may be incredible speakers, some incredible writers, incredible mothers, incredible listeners. Heck, even incredible burger flippers. As long as we use our gifts with love and a vision for a better world.
Whew, that was deep. I’m tired.
God’s ULTIMATE Dream is His Kingdom… and as He gifts us with His Power, we go forward on our path using all He has bestowed on us for His Purpose.
Even flipping burgers has a place in His Plan! 🙂
Deep, oh yeah baby- it’s DEEP!! lol
My Inner Chick says
*****And although the war rages on, I will march forward armed with His Plan and His Power- into the gunfire that ensues against His Will. I may be battered and bruised and limping and wounded… but perhaps, maybe-
His dream for me rises up from this rubble and straight into His Divine Purpose.******
I am broken. I am limping. I am battered. But I am not destroyed!!!!
This is my prayer today. Thank you for your powerful words, which I believe are orchestrated by God.
Oh my heart… Yes, my friend. You are NOT destroyed!!! And His Divine Purpose has taken flight from the rubble and victory is YOURS.
I am SO blessed by you- quoting my words… having them penetrate your heart. God speaks to you- and pours His Grace and Love on you because you are precious in His Eyes.
I wonder that a lot. My idea of it changes so much as I get older. I’m hoping I’m at least getting warmer, if not hot.
You see, as we change and grow- I believe we realize more of His Dream. I honestly believe that God has already written your book… and as you turn the pages to the next chapter- you are awakened to more of your novel. It’s quite exciting, isn’t it? 🙂
This is just so precious. And yes, I do feel so loved too! So loved. Thank you!
I know you get this, Karmen. I am SO glad you feel His Love!!!! 🙂
Lisa @ The Golden Spoons says
I wish I knew the answer to this question! I admit that I get so caught up in the minutia that I often find myself wondering “what is my purpose. Surely, it’s not just laundry and lunch boxes and this day-today repetition.” Deep down, I know there is a plan for me, but sometimes I forget. Thanks for the reminder my sweet friend! You are a blessing~
It’s so so hard to stretch beyond our mothering duties as we can be so consumed by them! And yet, perhaps there are seasons in which He Planned for us with His Perfect intention, that maybe- you are living His Dream for you right now. Amidst the laundry and lunchboxes, your calling is just that. In this moment, each step and building block brings us to greater awareness of His Plan.
I know for years I drowned in parenthood, and now that brings on His Purpose today- in my new season… as His Dream continues to unfold for me. It will do the same for you, my friend!
Kerry B says
I wonder too! It’s so funny my life these days. I rarely get to blog or read yet every time I hop to your site your latest post always speaks to me and is something I need to read. Sometimes days go by and I realized I’ve been inside for days cleaning and feeding and nothing else and I wonder what is my life to be or as you say what is His dream for me. I think this is it…parenthood. I’m good at it, I love it, it’s what makes me happy and proud. Through all the rough roads the singer linking is knowing to trust Him. He knows what he’s doing. Thanks Chris!
Trust is key, and He surely knows what He is doing!! Your calling is GREAT and MIGHTY and your work is PLENTY. I couldn’t think of more honorable dream than being a mom. You are in the trenches of it now, and all you do to care for your children- is honorable and beautiful. God gave them to you for a reason… You were chosen for them. 🙂
I love that God uses my posts to minister to your heart, Kerry!! He’s good like that… 😉
Alison Hector says
Isn’t it humbling to think that God has a dream for us? And so often we limit that dream by our finite, selfish, narrow interests. God, broaden our hearts and our minds to encompass the greatness You want to pour into our lives, and give us the courage and the faith and determination to live out that dream!
Amen. SO beautifully said, my friend. XOXO
Lori Wildenberg says
Praying God’s best for my kids. Thanks Chrissy! Love this. Love you. Sharing over at our team page http://www.facebook.com/1Corinthians13Parenting
God has a dream for them too, oh yes my friend! He surely does. 🙂
Beautiful Chris. I wonder this a lot as well…some days it seems like it might be one thing and then other days something else. Maybe I am a work in progress?! :)-Ashley
Oh Ashley- we are ALL a work in progress!!!! 😉 Thanks love!
God is waiting anxiously for us to live out His Dream. It’s personal, people.
True and very true! Beautiful, my dear friend! Spread the Word, through your words ……
Oh Rick! I am so grateful you took the time to come by and read this! I do hope and pray I can do just that. Thank you, dear friend. Thank you.
Sometimes I feel completely content and at peace and think I must be living out God’s dream for me. And then other days I feel like I haven’t even begun to tap into that dream that I know He has for me. Not sure if it is just my inner critic that causes me to question or if maybe I really haven’t found the right path yet.
Oh gosh Kim… I know exactly how you feel. I can question as I go, too. BUT- I do believe that if you truly offer God the ‘lead’- He will make sure your course is perfect. And I have found that even when I wind around and feel like I may make some wrong turns- He will steer me back, or even transform the path I find myself on, to work according to His Plan and purpose and dream for me anyhow. I love how He does that! And I find peace in knowing He CAN do exactly that. I hope you do too, my sweet friend. 🙂
I don’t know his every dream for me but I know He made me to dream big. It’s the Lord’s desire for us to dream big. So I’m dreaming!
Keep dreaming WPB!!! Oh girl- His dreams for YOU, are MIGHTY BIG!!!
Beth Teliho says
Is it considered cheating in comments if I copy/paste everything Ilene said? Every. Word. Exactly what I was thinking when I finished your post. I *believe* we all have a purpose, and also that our souls are here to learn lessons.
GORGEOUS post, as always, sweet friend. xoxo
Well I am sure Ilene wouldn’t mind at all!!! 😉 She’s cool like that, Beth. It was a pretty brilliant response!
Thanks for the love, and encouragement, dear! SO grateful.n MWUAH!
Kristi Campbell says
I, too, wonder what my purpose is, and whether I am listening hard enough. I do believe that part of mine is to educate people on children like my son, and to be the best mom to him that I’m able to. But I also believe there’s more, and I’m not always sure what it is.
Your words, and spirit, as always, are beautiful and inspiring, Chris.
It’s hard to define it, isn’t it? I know you are God’s perfect choice for your baby… and I also know God’s Dream for you will unfold as it should. XO
I always get so much out of your posts. So many things have gone wrong lately that I wonder if I have taken a misstep somewhere or if it’s just luck of the draw. But I do believe God has a plan…at some point it will reveal itself.
Oh Michelle! I have SO been there, my friend. I like to think that even if we did take a ‘misstep’ somewhere along the way, God has the ability to use it toward His Plan anyway. If He is before us, behind us and with us- then the magnitude of Who He is, is beyond anything we can actually fathom, ya know?
He’s got this, Michelle. Oh sweet friend- He does. Just keep fueling and nourishing your heart for the road, and He will keep your path straight in His Will. I believe that’s His Promise!!! XOXOXO