How About Your Dream?

“Trust in the Lord, and do good;
dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will act.
He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
and your justice as the noonday.” ~Psalm 37:3-6

One of my all time favorite quotes is penned by C.S. Lewis:

“You are never too old to set another goal, or dream a new dream.”

I have the quote as my signature tag on my professional email as well as on my personal one. Seriously, no matter how old I am, I still dream. Do you still dream? Are you hoping to make that the dream of yours come true?

I was talking to one of my models about my photography dream today. There are some amazing lofts in Central Phoenix. They have tall windows (almost from top to bottom), have exposed brick and wooden floors. I would love to have just one room like that to create beautiful model portraits. Currently I find outdoor locations that will serve that purpose. However, as it starts to get hot in the desert, I long to have to dream studio to create in…

I just finished Holley Gerth’s 40-day devotional “Opening the Door to your God-sized Dream” (first book I have finished in years). I highly recommend this book if you are a dreamer like me. Sometimes we become impatient and run ahead of the Lord. I have fallen flat on my face and scraped my knees more often than I like to admit.

However, I keep getting up, dusting myself off and trust that the Lord will one day swing that dream-door wide open for me. One of the quotes from Holley Gerth’s 40-day devotional book has really spoken to my heart and I have written it down in my notebook:

“A God-sized dream is more likely to refine you then define you.”

I can attest to that. Like I said; I have fallen flat on my face. But let me tell you; bumps and bruises are part of the dream journey. And these little detours will refine you.

My sweet friend; don’t give up on your dream. It might look different at the end and not what you had hoped for. Enjoy the journey…and let God open that door to your dream.

“Lord of Heaven and Earth. Thank You for allowing me to dream big. I don’t mind the bumps and bruises, because I know that they have refined me. I am thankful that You have given me a desire to reach higher and beyond myself. I am trusting you in this continued journey. In the precious name of Jesus. Amen.

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One thought on “How About Your Dream?

  1. Laurie

    Beautiful. We all dream and the most amazing thing is that God desires for our dreams to come true. The journey to get there sometimes takes a different route, but somehow, God takes us down the right path and our dreams actually do come true.

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