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From The Archives: Make It A Habit To Dream

This is a blast from the past, from around two years ago.

Yesterday I wrote about dreaming.  Let’s say that you have now decided to allow yourself to dream.  You are pursuing God with all you have and you believe that God has given you a dream. Your dream is to hike the Appalachian Trail, help build a house with Habitat for Humanity, run a marathon, or go on a mission trip.  So you wait on the dream to happen.  After all, God has given you the dream.  He will make it happen for you, right?  And you get frustrated because the dream isn’t happening.  You begin questioning whether the dream is really what God wanted you to do after all.  It just isn’t coming to fruition.

I understand this.  I’ve been there.  I’ve had this happen and had the frustrations.  Why isn’t the dream happening?  I think the answer is pretty obvious.  God will give you the dream, but you have to do your part to realize the dream.  If you want to hike the Appalachian Trail, you  had better make a habit of knowing everything you can know about the AT.  You had better prepare.  You have to do a lot of hiking.  You get the right gear for the trip.  You do something everyday to make your dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail a reality.  Same if you want to run a marathon.  You run.  You buy the right shoes.  You might join a group that will encourage you.  You do the small, daily things needed to run 26.2 miles.

In other words, you make your dream a habit.  It’s ok to dream, but it’s not going anywhere if you don’t something about it.  It will take some sacrifice.  Jon Acuff says that you might have to get up at 5:00 am when the rest of your family is asleep.  I agree.  When you have a dream and want to make it real, you will do whatever you have to do to see it through.

And that ends up being the question, right?  Is it really your dream or just something that you think would be nice.  The difference is in what you do to make it happen.

What is your dream?  Are you willing to do what it takes daily to make it happen?

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