The Dream That Got Away

What ever happened to that dream, that grand plan you had for your life?
You see, at some point in your life you had what is called "Child Like Faith." God gave you a vision and a glimpse of what you could do in your life. You used to imagine it, daydream about it, you may have even written it down (this is important and we'll talk about it shortly), and you probably told people about it. So what happened? Well, there could be a number of reasons you quit or put that plan on a long pause: Friends and family gave you their "reality check" out of  "concern" and told you to QUIT DREAMING; An impoverished environment took its toll on you; A bad marriage hindered you; teenage pregnancy; molestation; depression; oppression; and so many more circumstances. I have experienced some of the hindrances I've mentioned so I empathize with all of you who have been victims as well.

I have good news for all of you though- It ain't over! According to 1 Corinthians 1:27 it says:  27 [No] for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame. So if you feel severely flawed or under qualified, you are the perfect person to shut up the naysayers and circumstances in your life that stole your dream.

So how do you get it back?  You get back to the basics. Go back to that youthful passion, that  impulse you had in your gut and do this simple thing that Habakkuk 2: 2-3 instructs: 2) Then the LORD answered me and said: "Write the vision And make it plain on tablets That he may run who reads it. 3) For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak and it will not lie. Though it tarries wait for it; Because it will surely come. It will not tarry.

No matter what line of faith you're in, this is applicable to your spiritual goals and business goals. When you don't literally write down your DREAM, you create traffic jams and grid-locks in your life, as well as the people who are attached to you. Notice that verse 2 says "write the vision down." The word write used here is the Hebrew word kathab which means to describe in writing, decree, engrave, and continue writing. So be descriptive with your vision (which translates to dreams in the Hebrew), engrave it on your heart so it can't be erased by doubt, then decree it, and most importantly CONTINUE to write it down. This gives you perspective, clarity, then something to focus on and be accountable for daily.

The next key phrase is: make it plain. In the Hebrew that means to make it clear, distinct, and to declare it. Why?... so that he may RUN who reads it. For example, did you ever experience looking for a particular house party late at night and the numbers aren't clear and the porch lights aren't on, and you have to creep real slow and even stop and get out and run up to wrong houses? Then you get frustrated, especially when the 3 cars behind you start honking and giving you fancy finger gestures. That eventually leads to you throwing your hands up and saying, "I just give up, forget it!" Then you watch the jerks behind you speed by you as they yell out obscenities. You also notice that the car is full and festive so you deduce that they are going to the party too so you follow them at FULL speed and freely straight to the destination. Wow! They knew the plan and they were able to RUN there and lead you.

When your dream/goal is written down and clear you can finally RUN towards it and obtain it FASTER than you would have normally done - no more traffic jams! Don't slow yourself and the people behind you down by giving up. You have children, peers, friends, family, and even strangers attached to your destiny. I think they all wanna get to the party too, ya feelin' me?

It may take a moment to get there but it will surely come according to God.... if you don't quit.

Posted by Travis "T~Rev" Carter | at 1:27 PM

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