I’m in love with the poetic energy of that word.
But up until recently, I’d never considered myself a dreamer.
Turns out I was wrong.
What about you? Would you call yourself a “dreamer?”
Perhaps you’re like me and have mentally filed the word “dream” alongside the word “goal.”
With this hyper-driven, goal-centered personality of mine, I’m more apt to consider myself a “doer” than a “dreamer.”
But lately it occurs to me that goals are simply Dream-Whisperers. Siamese twins, each speaking life into the other.
(Semantics has had too much time on her hands at my house lately.)
I used to see a dreamer as someone who casts a longing vision for the future. But, I’m realizing I’m a dreamer of a different sort.
Just because my personality is driven in the here-and-now, doesn’t mean it’s not dreams that drive it. Dreaming for me looks a lot like planning.Tweet This
In reality, however defined, we all have them, right? Sweet, God-given hopes and ambitions?
The parallel reality is that we don’t always believe in ourselves enough to call those dreams from the cynical shadows and dare to give them a name.
What dream do you want to remove from wallflower status, no longer allowing it to hide behind everyone else’s “more dynamic” dreams?
- Maybe it’s that small dream, timidly whispering “as if” into your heart.
- Or the big dream you feel you have “no right” to.
- Or, perhaps an everyday, medium-sized dream inhaling and exhaling within your spirit all day long—overlooked, unrequited.
Don’t ya think it’s high-time we give them a name and offer them back to the Dream-Giver for Kingdom use?
For me, that Siamese-twin desire is to have a consistent writing gig. The God of my life set this whole thing in motion, and at the time and place of His choosing, I trust He’ll fulfill that——Dream.
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