A dream is a dream

Recent revelation:  a dream is a dream.

Deep, right?

Everyone is talking about dreams lately.  Dreaming with God.  Kingdom dreams.  Dream big.  And yet, I’ve never really had a desire to dream.  I didn’t feel the freedom to wish or hope for something that wasn’t realistic.  I also didn’t want to conjure up some great dream of justice, that would look good on paper but not give me any life.  And so I didn’t let myself dream.  I didn’t let myself test the waters of impossibility or push the limits of reality.

But dreams don’t make sense.  And dreams are hopeful and wild.  Dreams think beyond what is possible and practical.  And so that’s what a dream is…a dream!

If I were to list out everything I dream about, you might think that I am a little naive or immature. But after talking with my friend and hearing her stories of God giving her dreams that are coming true, I want to try.  And I want to step outside of the box of what a “dream” is supposed to look like and begin exploring what I want.

So, here’s my list.  Judge me if you want, but after all I’m just dreaming…

I don’t want the 9-5 life.

I want my family to all live in the same city.

I want to focus my energy and life into raising a family.

I want to minister to the Lord in worship as my job.

I want to have a 24 hour prayer house, or live in one.

I want to have nice things…a beautiful house, a new car, clothes.

I want my own garden.

I want to see revival, and I want to be a part of it.

I want to influence nations for love, peace, and unity.

I don’t want business as usual.

I want a big yard with big dogs!

I want to travel often.

…many people may read this and think, “you can’t have it all!”  But today I’m starting to believe that my God is extravagant.  And I’m starting to believe that he has more for me than I can ask or think or imagine.  And I’m starting to believe that nothing is impossible.

This is not the end of my list.  It’s only the beginning.  And this journey is only the beginning to discovering the goodness of my heavenly father and his extravagant, outrageous, nonsensical love over me!

“The LORD you God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save;  he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love;  he will exult over you with loud singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17

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6 thoughts on “A dream is a dream

  1. I believe in bold prayers, and if you prayer for it and like you said, that life is extravagant, that you can have it all. You might not get it all at once but over time, you can achieve your dreams.
    I recommend reading The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson if you want to believe more about achieving your dreams through bold prayers through God, it is possible! Especially for God! I’ll be praying for you love! 🙂

  2. You’re such a stinking blessing. I havent even known you long enough to say that but i’m saying it right now. I love these words and i love the heart that they are coming from! Keep dreaming and i’m going to pray that God blesses you with those dreams.

  3. Im so glad we had this converstion!!:) all ur dreams hv already been dreamed by the One who created u….and they are big and wild and fun and full of His goodness and extravagance!! U just get to dream with Him and He loves u so much He will let u think u came up with them!! Hehehe….Hes so fun!! And He believes ALL ur dreams will come true! Do u?!?:) I love u! U r a dream come true for me! FREE PEOPLE DREAM!!!!

  4. I LOVE this! He has created in you these desires of your heart and it is HIS desire to see them fulfilled!! I believe it!!

    Psalm 145:19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

    But just as a side note, how many big dogs are you talking?? 🙂

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