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In my last blog I talked about letting go. One of the things we sometimes have to release is a dream which we have clung to for a long time. But let’s look at the other side of the coin. Dreams aren’t all bad or wrong. Dreams are important. We need ideas and goals to keep us motivated and full of hope.

Life without dreams can be monotonous and boring. What if we squelched all of our aspirations? I don’t think we would accomplish anything new or out of the ordinary. The key is finding dreams which please the Lord. We need to ask Him to fill us with desires that are in tune with His design for our lives.

Sometimes our dreams get modified. That’s OK. There’s more than one way to reach a goal. We don’t always have to let go. God specializes in impossibilities and He wants us to cooperate with faith. His surprises are better than our plans.

So let’s keep some dreams alive. Let’s be flexible and open to new ways to achieve them. And let’s be active in their pursuit until the door is closed. Sometimes I smile when I think of what I hope for someday. And smiling is good therapy. There’s a lot of sadness in the world around us. But “the joy of the Lord is our strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). God will eventually right all wrongs in His agenda. And His plans are for our good.

What dreams does God have for your life? What is He ready to surprise you with? What does He think you’re ready for? When do we need to wait with anticipation? When do we act in faith? Can these things work together? Lots to sort out, isn’t there?


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