It has come to my attention that several respondents, already, on the poll listed below, do not have- and do not know what a dream is!! And I believe there are more people out there without a dream- and I've got to address this.
I could not be where I am today (and where exactly am I, Lord?!) were it not for holding onto a dream for my life. My first dream, originating back in sixth grade, was to be a writer. I write, therefore I am! But more than that, it was the beginning of having something to share with the world.
"Something beautiful, something good,
of my confusion, He understood
All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife
But He made something...beautiful ...of my life" ......music fades out
He really has done that. But it started with having a dream of being someone who could share something good with the world. I've gone on to add in other dreams, dreams I share with my husband, Bill, and dreams I've had for our family, and dreams I've had for places I'd like to visit (living in Spain and traveling through Europe back in college, was a dream my Dad had for me, and he birthed that dream into my heart and wouldn't let me walk away from it- when I was about to.) Mil gracias, papa.
It is vital that we have a dream, and maybe more than one! God's people are characterized by wild, over-the-top dreams that only a wild, over-the-top God could help us fulfill! That's why this passage , from Psalm 126, is one of my favorite dream-boosters:
1 When the LORD brought back the captives to Zion,
we were like men who dreamed.
2 Our mouths were filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
"The LORD has done great things for them."
3 The LORD has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy.
When people see God do an amazing work in your life, when He fulfills a dream, when He turns around your captivity, people will notice! And they will attribute this amazing work to God-
no one will be able to refute that a great God did a great work in making a great dream come true. And notice the lovely by-product of this miracle- you will be filled with joy. You will sigh in satisfaction. You will look heavenward but will also be busy with the joy of your heart for as long as you're here on earth....
because you've got a Dream.