Healthy people dream! Really! Every night we go to sleep and our bodies go through cycles of sleep where we dream. Dreams help us deal with the negative junk in our bodies and minds. Colorful dreams let us fly over mountains and valleys seeing everything in rich and vivid colors. You do spectacular things, impossible things in your dreams. You don’t have to remember them to receive the benefit of dreams.
Having a dream for you life will help you achieve more and overcome the negative issues that each of face in life. A dream will lead you to take thoughtful risks. A dream will encourage you. So what is a dream. There are many definitions to be found, but here is mine.
A godly dream is a vivid picture of the future that fulfills you while building others up!
It’s not a self-centered consumer dream or an idle daydream. It’s not hoping for something good to happen despite the negative circumstances. It is a vivid picture of the future that you plan and work to make happen that overcomes despite the obstacles in your life.
God has placed a dream within all of us, the apostle Paul wrote “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10, NLT) God created you as his personal masterpiece to do good things. His plan is to prosper us and give us a hopeful future. (See Jeremiah 29:11)
So start thinking, writing, and prayerfully writing your dream. It will take time and thought but there is a dream within you. Don’t give up until you can write it down, because once you can write it, you can see it!