Is It Wrong For A Christian To Dream?
Is it wrong for a Christian to dream?
Or to put it another way, is it wrong for a Christian to pursue their dream?
The easy answer to this would be to say no and move on. Of course it isn’t wrong for a Christian to dream. Where would we be without being able to dream. The problem we face is that it isn’t really a yes or no question. Here’s why.
First, we have to determine our ultimate dream.
Jesus told us to see the kingdom first. If I am pursuing my dream at the expense of seeking His kingdom, then it’s really in vain, right? It doesn’t matter what I do here on earth. It doesn’t matter what we accomplish. The kingdom should come first for all of us. Our dreams should move us further in our seeking the kingdom of God.
Second, whatever we do, we should do for God’s glory.
Obviously our dreams cannot conflict with this. If our dream does not bring God glory, then perhaps we need to reevaluate our dream. Our dream may be going in the opposite direction of what it should be. Our dream must be measured against this. Our dreams should bring God glory as much, if not more, than any other area of our life.
So the answer is yes, we should dream as long as our dreams are in alignment with what God wants in this world and brings Him praise and glory. The answer is no if our dreams are in conflict with the life we profess and the Lord we claim.
Do you have a dream? Does it conflict with the Lord’s purpose for you?