When Dreams Come True
When dreams come true?
Yes, I know many of you are staring at the computer screen, eyes bulging, jaw dropped. If you had a mirror, you’d see pure shock gazing back at you.
What do you mean when dreams come true? Isn’t that fairytale nonsense? You know, the stories they tell little kids and expect them to grow out of someday?
Well, in a way, yes. And no.
Dreams are complicated. I’d say they are like seeds. Some blossom, others lie shrouded in the hard, cold earth forever. Why? I’d say it has to do with who planted them.
The biblical story of Joseph and his dreams means a lot to me. Through it, I’ve learned that dreams do come true. The path to that destiny involves great suffering, unfairness, and cruelty many times, but, eventually, the dream comes to pass. Why?
Because it was planted by God Himself.
Really, that’s the key. Let’s face it – some dreams are not from God. Sometimes we need to die to self or whatever the case may be. But I’m talking about the real dreams – the ones that came from the Giver of all good things.
I know so many people who are giving up on their God-planted dreams. Death, divorce, heartache, loneliness, sickness, betrayal… Whatever the reason behind it, giving up on the dream God placed in our hearts is easy to do. I know from experience. Things look rough for weeks, months, sometimes even years. The visions we cherished seem so far away, so out of our grasp.
Many times we find ourselves wondering if the dream was from God at all.
Yet, every time I’ve ever found myself floundering and wondering what happened, God has brought me back to a special remembrance. A remembrance that all things start and end with Him. A remembrance that, based on His infallible Word, that dream I’ve given up hope on came from Him.
And any dream or vision from above will endure.
So don’t give up hope. If you believe with all your heart that the special thing tugging at your heart came from God’s Word, be assured that He has it under control. Sometimes He postpones the granting of that special dream or (on occasion) asks us to give it back to Him. But, almost always, it comes true.
I know from experience. And, if God did it for me, He’ll do it for you.
But, as it is written, Eye hath not see, no ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. -1 Corinthians 2:9
Written by Alicia A. Willis
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