I don’t recall whether Don ever tilted enough windmills, but I do recall thinking of the power of a dream, a dream that is like a beckoning star, that seems to pull you along in life. Having a powerful dream, goal sounds too cold, is a wonderful thing. It also involves getting ridicule from others who have smaller dreams. Joseph, one of the great men in the book of Genesis is a case in point. He shared his dream with his own brothers, who wanted to kill him for having a larger dream than they, even remarking when he came into their presence;
Then they said to one another, "Look, this dreamer is coming!” Genesis 37:19.
I know of no historical person who had a dream that did not suffer at the very least, ridicule. If the power of your dream is not intense enough to carry you through the personal pain of ridicule, throw it away for you only have a wish. Ridicule is one of the first signs that a dream is worth having!
Here’s dream expressed by a girl of an earlier time:
“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”
Louisa May Alcott.
Often a dream from the Lord will cause you to go against the grain of human reason, such as the one imparted to Moses. Moses had been in the palace of Egypt, yet he walked away from the glitz and power of that place, into the desert for 40 years for the dream to take root and bring about the deliverance of the Jews. The scripture records one of the secrets of Moses with this;
“By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.” Hebrews 11:27.
W.D. Cornell wrote; “Far away in the depths of my spirit tonight rolls a melody sweeter than psalm; In celestial like strains it unceasingly falls O’er my soul like an infinite calm.”
Visualizing your dream can drive away fear, bring rest in times of storm or whatever trouble you see rushing toward you.
It will do you well to take some time alone and in deep prayer and thought, ask the Lord Jesus to impart His dream for you into your very soul. This is the “Selah” of life, the pause and pondering of just what is the Lord’s will for me? You may be surprised
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