For better or worse, I am always thinking of what's next -- dreaming of what's to come -- whether it's a graduation or a wedding or a baby or a new home. I pray often that God keeps me content and keeps my dreams in place, because being a dreamer can easily turn into being discontent with your current circumstances. And that's just a miserable existence.
So most of the time, I thank the Lord for what He has given (and He has given us a lot), and then start to ask Him for some other dreams.
But the thing is... well, the dreams go deep. They spill out from my heart. Desires for things-to-come are strong -- and most of the time (I think), they are good. They aren't selfish, but good. They are a part of who God made me.
But if these are just my dreams, then they are fruitless, and I want none of them.
If God is the potter and I am the clay, then I ask God to mold me into what He wants.
I ask that God takes my inner thoughts, and especially my dreams, and aligns them with His own.
I do not want to keep asking for things He does not want for my life. I want to desire after His thoughts, His desires, His dreams.
- When was a time that you had a dream that God re-aligned to His own plans?
- When was a time that you had a dream that God answered?