if you are just joining us, we’re a few days in to our series of 31 Questions to Stir Your Soul…Each day because we a response to the question from the day before….
do you remember the line from the movie Pretty Women when the happy man walking across the street says,
“Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream? Everybody comes here; this is Hollywood, land of dreams. Some dreams come true, some don’t; but keep on dreamin’ – this is Hollywood. Always time to dream, so keep on dreamin’.
Well this ain’t Hollywood but I’m curious as to when was the last time you let yourself dream?
How long has it been since you dreamed a big dream?
I’m not talking about a dream from your sleep.
When was the last time you let your heart dream? Or gave yourself permission to think outside the box ..
Five years ago this November we were on a trail ride/camping trip with a group of friends.
While gathered around the campfire one night somebody asked, “If you could do anything else other than what you are doing, what would it be?”
“I’d make a living from home so that I could be with my boys…”
I didn’t have to give that one any thought. My heart knew the dream all too well.
That particular campfire conversation about a dream stirred my heart to pray a BIG prayer that would ultimately lead me to resign from my job and come home.
The other dream big conversation took place at the beach.
Sitting under the stars with some of my closest friends and sisters the question, “If you could do anything with nothing to hold you back, what would it be?”
“I’d travel the world, speaking and encouraging women to pursue the purposes of God!”
That was July two years ago. And though I’ve yet to travel the world, God has been faithful to open many new doors of opportunity.
What’s YOUR heart’s dream??
My hope is to encourage you…to challenge you, TO DREAM.
God, the Creative Creator of the universe has fearfully and wonderfully made YOU.
He knit you in your mother’s womb and He has a plan a purpose for YOU.
When we allow ourselves to dream, we tap into that secret place inside of us where our dreams often sleep.
I’ve talked to some who have said, “I dreamed a big dream and it never came true.”
Others, “My dream became a nightmare.”
Why do some dreams come true and others don’t?
We live in a fallen world.
Unfair things happen, bad dreams come true and good dreams die…
If you are one who has dreamed and if fell through or it didn’t turn out as you had hoped, there is grace.
Every day is a new day. His mercies are new each morning. You are loved and there is a reason.
BUT if you’re one who just hasn’t dreamed because you’ve been afraid…or life’s been too crazy busy and you just haven’t had time or made time..
I want you to DREAM… ask yourself AND ask God
“If I could do anything with no distraction or limitations, what would it be?”
You may know the answer before you ask the question.
Write it down. Say it out loud. Pray about it. See what happens.
It might just come true.
Today’s question is brought to you and inspired by LOVE DAY….
The cowboy and I are celebrating 18 years of “I do”
If you could rewind the hands of time,
what words of wisdom would the married YOU have offered to the single YOU?
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