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“Are you a dreamer?”

God is able to make your dreams come true! Ever since I was a little girl, I have been dreaming of going to London and Paris. It was a dream and a desire that was in my heart. Last week was Spring break for many all around the world. I am celebrating and praising God for allowing me to spend my Spring Break visiting London and Paris. God allowed my dream to become a reality! Won’t He do it!!! What an amazing and fun trip! This week’s post is to encourage you to keep dreaming and whenever possible, support others by helping to make their dream a reality.

Having a dream is one thing, making it a reality is another. I truly believe Psalm 37:4-5 which says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Lord knows I truly strive to live by this verse. To delight is to have a high degree of pleasure, enjoyment, and joy in the Lord. I believe that as we find pleasure in God and in the things of God, He will give us the desires of our hearts.

QUESTIONS FOR THE DREAMER

Have you prayed about your dreams? Do your dreams and desires line up with the will of God? I believe this is why Psalm 37:4-5 tells us to DELIGHT in the Lord first. When we delight in the Lord, He will give us dreams and desires that are His desires for us. It is important to have dreams and desires that do not contradict the Word of God. (For example: Having a dream to marry someone else’s husband).

Dreams alone are not enough! You must start taking some action steps to make your dreams a reality. About a year ago, I started saving for this trip. I thought my husband and I would be taking this trip together because he has heard me talk about this desire for years. To my surprise, my husband shared that London and Paris were not places that he wanted to visit. He and I will take another trip together at a later time. He gave his blessing and encouraged me to go with a girlfriend who also wanted to travel to London and Paris. What I love about my husband is the fact that he was honest and instead of him discouraging me, he supported me in my dream. He helped me to save for the trip and encouraged me every step of the way. He even chauffeured me and my girlfriend to and from the airport.

I praise God for an amazing and fun trip! It was truly a dream come true! Next week I will share more about my trip! This week I simply want to encourage you to 1) Keep dreaming, 2) Delight yourself in the Lord, 3) Support and encourage your spouse, friends, and family in their dreams even if it is not something that you desire 4) Pray about your dreams and make sure that they are from God. 5) Take some action steps!

Until next week,

Carolyn

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3 thoughts on ““Are you a dreamer?”

  1. Rachel Blackwell on said:

    Thank you for this encouraging word! I will write my dreams down. I will pray about it and believe wholeheartedly that as I delight myself in Him, He will give me the desires of my heart! Blessings to you!

  2. Nicole on said:

    How wonderful Carolyn! So glad you were able to enjoy such a special trip and have this dream come true—you deserve it💕

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