It’s a season for dusting off dreams. Digging into the storehouse of ideas and emerging with an old, forgotten relic, savoring the thoughts and reliving the motion picture of ideas – like a favorite movie.
In our world of nonstop motion, information overload and overnight success, life is often viewed in retrospect.
Where do dreams fit in?
They don’t make a place for themselves – that came at inception. It’s our job to retrieve them and give them life.
We’re dusting off some long-held dreams around our house and it feels like a treasure hunt. I’m amazed at what I find while doing ‘spring cleaning’ in the heart and soul. Lying dormant – waiting to be rediscovered – are promises from the Lord. Dreams.
Teaching our kids to dust off their dreams is a big part of nurturing. Giving them permission to dream and cooperate with this God-given process is vital to completeness. Remember, their dreams come to pass – always in a manner differently than we imagine. God’s assignments manifest above and beyond what we hoped, because OUR dreams are limited to human framework.
Dreaming was a way of life for our ancestors. When children’s playgrounds were the out of doors, mother’s strength was spent on the family and fathers worked with their hands. The air was quiet and life an open range. Times have changed and I am glad. My point is we’re the recipients of their dreams.
I wonder – who will be the better for ours?
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” Hebrews 12:1-2