As my husband read to the boys and me Bruce Wilkinson’s The Dream Giver, it got me thinking. I have a few different dreams that I gave up over the years, yet I didn’t surrender them to the Lord. It’s one thing to let go of a dream, but it’s an entirely different story to trust them in the Lord’s care.
Why would anyone do that? The Bible tells us in Jeremiah 29:11 of God’s excellent plans and thoughts towards His children. Proverbs even tells us that we might make plans, but He will direct our steps.
Because Father God knows best, that’s why.
He knows everything there is to know about us, and He even knows us better than we know ourselves.
With these things in mind, I decided to reclaim my dreams and trust Him with them. These are the steps I’m taking.
- Write out my dreams again.
- I have a journal that I can dedicate just for that.
- Get quiet before the Lord to see which are dreams that He’s placed within me.
- The reason for this is because not every dream comes from the Lord. Some are born from the realm of our souls. This doesn’t make them inherently evil; however, precedence is given to what is begotten of God.
- Discern how to prioritize them.
- This is important because I need to know where the Lord would want me to begin.
- Leave them in the Lord’s hands.
- I had to put this because my personality type would automatically tell me that now I’ve written the dreams, discerned the source, and prioritized them, that it’s time for me to make it happen. That was my problem in the first place. Yes, I’ll do the work, but it must be at the Lord’s pace.
If those tips resonate with you, use them for yourself—your time on this earth matters. Make each moment count. Trust the Lord to lead, guide, and direct you in your journey towards fulfilling your dreams.