God Given Dreams
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
In Genesis 28, Jacob slept on a stone, and God gave him an incredible dream and promise for his life. At the time this promise was given, Jacob was in the process of fleeing from his homeland because his brother wanted to kill him. He was forever changed by this dream that filled him with hope and purpose.
God wants to give you a dream, mission, purpose, and plan for your life. You can compare it to how a film director makes a movie. They will often shoot the last scene first so everyone watching already knows the movie's final outcome. Even though you see the character going through hardships and trials, everyone knows how the movie will end. God also knows how your life will turn out. He knows the ending, “I make known the end from the beginning…my purpose will stand…” Isaiah 46:10.
God sees the future and is committed to bringing that future to pass. His dream is a projected destiny of what you, your family, your marriage, and your purpose will be. It is a vision or a picture of your life once He places His hand on it.
Every God-given dream comes with obstacles and challenges. How you handle those adversaries makes all the difference. If you can’t endure the hardships, you will never experience the dream. The moment that most people give up is often the moment of the greatest opportunity. Obstacles are part of the pathway to your destiny. The question is, “Can God trust you with trouble?” You have to realize that the messes of your life can lead to miraculous things in your future.
The closer you get to God’s dreams and goals, the tougher it gets. It’s like when a woman becomes pregnant with a baby. At first, she just smiles and carries around the dream, and it’s easy. But it gets harder and harder; the end is the worst…and then comes the miracle. The same is true in your life when God places something to birth inside of you. The closer you get to the dream, the more pressure you feel. It will cost you something to get to where God wants you to be. You may feel like it’s too hard at times, but never ever allow anything to make you give up on the dreams God has for your life!