Every good parent has dreams for his or her child. They support and encourage and empower their child to meet her full potential. Every day, every year, every interaction is about knowing your child better. Seeing what’s under the surface.
But, of course, we’re limited. We’re human. We’re imperfect at seeing, at fully empowering our child. As much as we love them, we can’t always turn our best dreams for them into reality.
God, however, is a perfect parent. And God has dreams for every single one of his children. God has dreams, unique and wonderful dreams, for you. He created you as a gift to the world and that gift is unfolding and developing your whole life. Every breath you take, every morning you wake up, you have something uniquely wonderful to give to the world–to give to the people in your sphere of influence.
Here’s one of many interactions that God has with his children.
The word of the LORD came to me, saying,
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
6 “Alas, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”
7 But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD.
9 Then the LORD reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth. 10 See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.”
God dreams for us. He wants those dreams to come true. The first step is for you to realize what’s going on and say, “yes” to God. Yes to a life of adventure, transformation, impact, faith. It’s not easy–I’ll be honest. But I’d rather live a life discovering God’s dreams for me than knocking around trying to figure it out on my own, hoping I don’t waste my life. What about you?