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Keep Dreaming

Keep dreaming. A pastor reminded me of this last week and this post related to the same topic has been sitting in my draft folder for awhile. So here we go, I am finally refining it and hitting publish. This post was started out of a desire to encourage believers to keep dreaming both relating to dreams while sleeping and dreams as in the desires within your heart. However, today I am just discussing the latter.

Do you realize that when you seek Christ, he gives you the desires of your heart? Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Except if the journey to pursing your dream is anything like mine then the desire might not be fulfilled right away. That doesn’t mean you need to give up on your dream. Instead, when you have to wait on your dream to come to pass it just means that God has invited you into a deeper relationship with him. God never puts a desire in your heart to tease you, but he gives you dreams to fulfill them.

God absolutely loves it when you dream big because when your dream is fulfilled it’s like a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.” When you stop pursuing your dreams hope deferred happens which is why it is so important that you steward your dreams well and always put your hope in Christ.

What might this look like? Well first, resurrect any dreams that you have killed. Maybe it’s a dream of having a baby, getting married, writing a book, or opening your own business. I don’t know what it is, but if you have stuffed away something you are passionate about, then it’s time to bring it back. Make sure you are walking in community with others who can remind you of your dreams. Seek out friends who will encourage and pray for your dreams to be fulfilled and surround yourself with people who will believe in your dreams with you.

No dream is too far gone for God. If God has closed the door then yes, it’s time to move on. But if God has placed the dream in your heart and given you a passion for it then it’s time to keep dreaming. If you have given up because you haven’t seen your dream manifest, then it’s time to bring your dream back and trust Jesus knows what he is doing. Choose to have hope and keep on believing that at just the perfect time your dream will come to pass!

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18 Comments
  • Jess
    Posted at 18:39h, 20 July Reply

    💛💛💛💛

  • Megan
    Posted at 00:05h, 21 July Reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this and I am so glad I read it today. It was much needed. Thank you Caroline for a great post. xo ~ Megan

  • Carlie
    Posted at 07:56h, 21 July Reply

    Great encouragement to bring back a dream and trust God with His timing. I love that Proverbs 13:12 verse! Thanks for sharing!

  • Julia
    Posted at 09:04h, 21 July Reply

    thanks for sharing. I love this: “when you have to wait on your dream to come to pass it just means that God has invited you into a deeper relationship with him. God never puts a desire in your heart to tease you, but he gives you dreams to fulfill them.”
    In my season of waiting on biological children God fulfilled another dream I had as a young girl to care for foster children. & I am soo so grateful that He is fulfilling that dream!!

  • Melanie
    Posted at 09:05h, 21 July Reply

    Love this post! It is something that is so hard to remember when you are in the thick of following your dreams! Thank you for being an inspiration to so many!

  • Meredith @ It\'s Positive!
    Posted at 10:41h, 21 July Reply

    As always, love this! God bless you beautiful sister!

  • Rachael
    Posted at 11:20h, 21 July Reply

    I love how you touched on “seeking friends” that are believers. They will be the ones to encourage and support, not bring us down. Great post!

  • Andrea
    Posted at 13:59h, 21 July Reply

    With God nothing is impossible

  • Amy March
    Posted at 14:34h, 21 July Reply

    I’m glad I read this today. I’m having one of those days where I just feel like throwing in the towel even though that thought breaks my heart.

  • Missica Pullen
    Posted at 14:52h, 21 July Reply

    Great post. And so relevant to me right now. Thank you!

  • Laura Prater
    Posted at 20:56h, 21 July Reply

    I love this! I have some big dreams right now and this was such a timely piece!

  • Tara
    Posted at 21:03h, 21 July Reply

    This is a super encouraging post. God does give us our desires for a reason. One of my favorite prayers is that God will change my desires to match His.

  • Pamela
    Posted at 08:22h, 22 July Reply

    Oh, how good! Looking back, I can see so many dreams God has brought to life. Sometimes when you get to be my age we think our dreams are over. Two years ago God brought one of my and my husband’s dreams to life when he was given the opportunity to become a full time professor so we could write together and travel. It was our dream, but we thought it was in the future. Thank you for reminding me of what God did — thanking Him for His “desire-giving” promise.

  • Kendall
    Posted at 08:46h, 22 July Reply

    I so believe in dreams and dreaming! In some ways, I think because I’m now home with our littles, I have the freedom to actually dream and work on actualizing dreams! Afterall, having a loving and supportive partner/husband, children, and being at home with our children was a dream of mine. It may have been a long time coming, but when it came, boy has it been awesome! 😀

  • Tiffani
    Posted at 10:08h, 22 July Reply

    Im love that! Waiting means that God invites me into a deeper relationship with Him. This is so true. A lot of times when we are waiting on God for something often times we cant talk to other people about it because they wont understand. So going to God depends our relationship with Him.

  • Jennifer Bly
    Posted at 22:09h, 23 July Reply

    I can’t tell you how much I love this! I frequently back away from dreams – I wonder if it’s too big or too much. God will make it happen if it’s part of His design and if He placed the dream there. I also think the bigger the dream – the bigger God’s glory is revealed when it comes true!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

  • ellesees.net
    Posted at 07:16h, 25 July Reply

    Time for me to resurrect those dreams. Happy Monday to you, doll!

  • Rhonda
    Posted at 17:11h, 29 July Reply

    Thank you for this! I always need encouragement to keep hoping! Psalm 71:14

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