Dreams, aspirations, desires, passions. They make us human. They are the very core of humanity. No other creature ever created has had an aspiration to be someone or be somewhere in the future. It is exclusive to humans and it comes from our likeness of God. It’s the cultivation of His massive creativity, extreme love and insane beauty. To dream is to be human and to be fulfilling your purpose. You were always meant to think and have ideas, plan and move forward, aspire and have vision.
Our Creator loves when you are pursuing your desires. Those things that bring you life, those things that fill you up and satisfy you but also leave you wanting more in a healthy way. Doing what you love will make you hunger for more of what He has to offer. He designed you that way on purpose. He meant it that way so that you’d never stop discovering Him and His kingdom which He is constantly and consistently giving you.
Last night in Girl’s Group, we began our discussion of dreams. Of course, I am super excited and can’t wait to watch all these beautiful people discover and learn all about the compelling love story between them and their Creator. Dreaming is one of the best ways to do that, I think. Because to find your passion, you have to ask yourself deep questions and that sets you on a course for finding Him.
Our leader, Rene, gave us “dream journals”and had us go outside to find a quiet place. We sat alone for fifteen minutes, writing all of our dreams down. Nothing was too small or insignificant, nothing too big or outrageous. I wrote down everything I could think of and didn’t even have time to finish. I wrote down the ideas I have to make something, the relationships I want to have, the things I want to learn about, the places I want to go, everything.
Y’all, God gives you the desires of your heart. He makes a way for you. In fact, He doesn’t just carve a path for you, He decorates it and makes it exciting and lets you see Him in all His glory as you walk through it. Pursuing what God put in you to love is one of His favorite gifts from you. Whether it is computer engineering, music, film making, writing, accounting, public speaking, literally anything, it doesn’t matter. Its there for you to take hold of and run with. It does matter to Him though. It means everything to Him.
When you pursue your love, you are pursuing Him. He is in every nook and cranny. He is the big picture. He is the orchestrator and producer, the author and finisher of your faith. And He deserves that you do what brings you joy and lets you love life and love Him. This is your love story and you are His bride. Its an epic tale of discovery and fascination. Let Him love you by giving you what you truly desire in your heart of hearts. He’s on your side and He stays with you, never fading. Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you because the Kingdom is yours and His heart is yours.