Dreams of the Future

Cinderella once said, 

“A dream is a wish your heart makes

When you’re fast asleep

In dreams you lose your heartaches

Whatever you wish for, you keep

Have faith in your dreams and someday

Your rainbow will come smiling thru

No matter how your heart is grieving

If you keep on believing

the dream that you wish will come true”

What did you dream of becoming or doing as a child? We all have had dreams, some probably bigger than others. Mine was to either be an actress or a singer (Good thing I didn’t strive to hard for this one, most of the time I sound like a sick duck…squawking instead of quacking.) But it was a dream, and maybe yours was to be a doctor, nurse, athlete, fireman, librarian, hair stylist, teacher, and the list could go on and on. 

Psalm 37:23 “The steps of a man are established by the Lord,when he delights in his way;”

Did any of your dreams come true? When dreams are attained it is so fulfilling, so joyful, they give you purpose, and you are delighted. Sometimes, however, dreams are attainable but you miss them by going down the wrong path at the pivotal moment. You made a turn, right before you grabbed the prize. You got mixed up in the wrong crowd or began partaking in your sinful desires, and these drew you away from the God’s desires for you, when that dream was just within your reach.

“It is pleasant to see dreams come true, but fools will not turn from evil to attain them.” Proverbs 13:19. 

Maybe your dreams have changed over the years, maybe the dream you once had is now out of reach, but now a new dream is within view. As a teenager I never dreamed of marriage or children, but who would have thought that when God pulled me out of the pit He would have put this dream in my heart. You still have a chance to make your dreams come true. All you have to do is let go of any sin that is holding you back, grab a hold of the Savior that puts dreams in your heart, and follow Him. 

“For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.” Philippians 4:13. 

My own dream changed many times over the years, sometimes because God changed my route and sometimes because I was following the wrong path. I went from wanting to be an actress to wanting to be a doctor, but somewhere in the middle of it all God gave me a glimpse at the dream He had beset in my heart, to use my speaking ability and his gift of writing to help others find joy and hope. (A good combo of performing and doctoring, right?) In the midst of my own sins He began leading my heart, and once He washed away my sins my hope came back, and He led me on the pathway to that dream being achieved. 

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true, there is life and joy.” Proverbs 13:12.

God has beset a dream in each of us, and when we allow sin to hold us back from our dreams we are not following in God’s way. It is God’s desire that lives in me that allows me to continue to dream. Even when it seems like a dream you had got squashed by Satan, God’s dream for you, His desires and plan, will override what Satan was trying to do. 

“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.” Genesis 50:20

Cinderella, even though fictional, can reveal God’s heart in you and me. For even while grieving, as long as I keep on believing, the dream, God’s desires, will come true. Allow God’s Will to be worked out in your life, and keep dreaming.

     “If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.” – Walt Disney

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