Saturday, August 26, 2006


Dreams are important. We have to have dreams. They are the avenue that gives us hope when life drives us into the pit.

A pastor friend of mine said, "Most people end up being pitologist rather than dreamers."

Pitologist - Student of pits.

Life knocks us into the pit and we find ourselves studying and relating to our surroundings rather than holding onto our dreams.

"Oh well, guess that dream isn't coming true."

Joseph in the Bible was a dreamer. In fact, God spoke to him about his destiny in dreams. He said to his father and brothers in Genesis 37.

Listen," he said, "I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me."

But, his father rebuked him and said, "What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?"

His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.

I've heard some say Joseph was arrogant to share his dreams. Thus, he ended up being dropped into a pit and sold into slavery. I think the opposite, Joseph was declaring his dreams and believing in them.

Sometimes our family and friends steal our dreams with their criticism or doubt. Whether your dreams are birthed while you sleep, or dropped in your heart and mind, cling to them. Don't give up.

Go to the Lord and ask for more clarity and revelation. Sure, not all of our dreams are from God. Don't see me winning Grammy awards do you?

But the dream to become a writer was from God, and He helped me see it through.

I have to admit I'm one very blessed woman. My parents and family have always supported me. My husband is a huge encourager and diffuser of discouragement.

But if you have to fight your own doubts as well as others, don't despair. Lean on Jesus. He's all we really need anyway.

Forget life's circumstances and dream. Where are we, really, without them. No matter how big or how small.

Dream a little dream with me.


Will H. Donaldson Family said...

Most excellent!

Heather Diane Tipton said...

great post!

I have dreams that would get me laughed at from the majority of people I know. heck most people i don't know. lol. But I believe they are from God. Cuz they're certianly not something i could come up with on my own.