‘I delight to do Your will, O my God…’ Psalm 40:8 NKJV
To keep your dream alive and find fulfilment in the pursuit of it, you must allow yourself to keep dreaming. God gave Joseph two dreams: in the first, other sheaves of wheat bowed down to his; in the second, other stars bowed down to his. Note, he dreamed progressively higher, from sheaves to stars. Most creative people intuitively understand the importance of dreaming as a process for inspiration, motivation and fulfilment. George Lucas, creator and producer of the Star Wars movies, says that one thing that kept him and his colleagues going during the difficult times was this: ‘We were always dreaming of how it was going to be.’ If you are not a naturally creative person, then you have to learn how to keep dreaming. And if you can do it with a sense of humour, that doesn’t hurt. There’s a story about a student riding a bicycle on a college campus. On his t-shirt was the message: ‘I am going to be a doctor.’ On the bike was a sign that also had a message: ‘I am going to be a Mercedes.’ That’s somebody who had learned to keep dreaming! Andrew Carnegie, a Christian philanthropist during the early 1900s, said, ‘If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.’ In other words-keep your dream alive and it will keep you alive. When David said, ‘I delight to do Your will, O my God,’ he simply meant you’ll find your highest fulfilment in doing what God put you on this earth to do.
SoulFood: Judges 16:23-31, John 15:1-17
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2012