No cliché, just a fact... this Creator of the universe has not just plans for our lives, but a dream; one with a cosmic twist. It can only be realised for individuals, by the individual in focus. This is great news, however. You are the one who, with God’s help, defines that dream; you, and only you.
It’s a cataclysmic hope that people enter into: “Does God really care that much about my life and how I live it?”
With an affirmative intent we believe, yes... it’s true. No matter the size of things in God’s estimation, and no matter how small we are in comparison, we count to the Almighty.
Unravelling a Mystery
God is no mystery other than to understand now what we previously did not know, and for thought—in that scope—of what we still do not know but may do one day. That is, God has revealed, and is now revealing, those things that are mightily dream-worthy as they pertain to our lives.
The mystery is meant to be unravelled; perhaps this is why the present is called ‘the present’—it’s meant to be unwrapped and devolved such that we live it in ‘revealed’ form.
When it comes to dreams we’ll be liable to think there is no Divine dream for our lives, for we have no idea what it could be. It’s just not been revealed to us yet.
To unravel the mystery requires inquiry and effort. Jesus’ eternal invitation is that we ask, search and knock:
“Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.”
~Matthew 7:7 (NRSV).
Living the Dream Once It’s Revealed
The dream is whatever you want it to be (as it’s revealed by God) and that which God is blessing via all manner of provision, insight and spiritual purpose and contentment. This is marvellous news because it’s personally defined and divinely censured beyond the realms of worldly definition. (‘Success’ is such a plastic term. Only God makes ‘success’ real because it’s now personally viable.)
It’s your dream and nobody else’s!
Dreams—once revealed—are lived contently one day at a time. Yes, you dream a dream and you know its power. It can be true. When it comes to pass—perhaps not even as you expect—you’ll really thank God.
Be assured, God has it for you. Find it, then live it, always set apart to God.
© 2011 S. J. Wickham.