Psalm 37:4- Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Welcome back, my friends! I hope you all had a restful weekend surrounded by those that you love, and that you shared many laughs while creating beautiful memories. The Watson’s certainly did! And the sunshine that finally made it’s way back to north Texas was the added bonus. Although it was chilly, we managed to enjoy the outdoors after being inside for several days due to the cold temperatures. I, for one, love the cold weather as long as I am somewhere with a heater, warm blanket, sweat pants, and a cup of coffee, hot chocolate or warm tea. Oh, and socks! Warm socks are a must!!!
Now that you know my feet being warm in the winter is a requirement, lets move on to the topic of dreams, which is where we will be focusing our attention to this week. Meriam-Webster.com defines a dream as a strongly desired goal or purpose. Have you ever experienced a strong desire to accomplish something…anything? Maybe it was to start a business, a ministry or a non profit. Perhaps it was to write a book, travel, start a family, etc. Whatever “it” was for you, did you get excited about the thought of it coming to fruition? Did it keep you up late or wake you up early researching information about it on the web? I believe it did something of the sort! I also believe that it was uniquely picked for you, and you alone, by The Creator of The Universe. Yes, the one who spoke all things into being gave YOU a dream!
You see, I have read Psalm 37:4 multiple times over the years; however, it wasn’t until I looked at it from a different angle, that my vision became clearer and my understanding of it much deeper. Not only does The Lord want us to have the things we want in this life, as all good fathers do for their children, but he actually gives us the very desire for them. So these dreams are not just something that we have thought of on our own, but rather something that The Lord has planted in our hearts.
I truly hope you see the beauty in this. For me, it was a game changer. Once I realized that my dreams were sent from above, unique to me and that I was the only one who could see them to pass, a shift took place in my approach towards life. My days are no longer filled with thoughts of my dreams, but the pursuit of achieving them. My hope is that yours will be too.
Please, take a few minutes today to unpack the dreams that you once had. You, like the old me, likely tucked them away due to circumstances or perhaps out of fear. Look at them with a new set of lenses. You may just discover that they look a little different to you now!