I’m Sharing My Secret Dream

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Do you have hidden dreams or goals that you never tell anyone about?  Or perhaps you only tell a few people? Things you want to accomplish, who you want to become, the type of family you will have, etc?

I totally do.

I want to be more intentional about living those dreams and not just dreaming about them.

Part of that, the scary part, is actually naming the dream. Putting words down on paper and telling people about them.  It’s actually quite nerve racking for me. As I was thinking about this I wondered what about telling you my personal dream is so scary? I then also thought about some of the benefits. Here are my thoughts and then I’m declaring my dream at the end…

The Fears of Making Our Dreams Public:

  • It’s personal. Dreams feel private.
  • It’s vulnerable. Fear of Failure. What if I dont achieve my goals..everyone will know?
  • It takes work. Oh man, I actually need to do something about this now.

The  Results of Making Our Dreams Public:

  • It’s invigorating ~ There’s a mystery in sharing your dream with the world…Its inspiring!
  • It adds accountability ~ Just by sharing your dream you will be more likely to achieve it
  • It adds support and community ~ You will likely find others on a similar journey and will find mutual support with each other.
  • It motivates others ~ By working towards your dreams and goals you will inspire others to do the same.
  • It will change you ~ The journey itself will teach, mold you and deepen your character in ways you would not have experienced without it.
  • You will change others ~ Some of the most exciting dreams help others. There is a strong probability that living your dream will make someone else’s dream a possibility

There is a strong probability that living your dream will make someone else’s dream a possibility

My Dream

  • I want to work full time for a faith based organization. I currently do…I love my church(I have always felt called to full time ministry)
  • I want to be able to generate enough additional revenue to allow for our family to travel  1-3 months out of the year to visit international ministries and volunteer our time in helping them with their objectives.

Well, that wasn’t so bad. It’s not a crazy, earth shattering goal either. I know, I never said it was. But it’s been something that I have thought about for years…it’s the thing I think about when I catch myself staring into a camp fire late at night.

So there you have it. That’s my dream.  Would you be willing to share yours? I’d love to hear it.

dh

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The Bible & Me – Dreams & Interpretation

So was reading Genesis 40-41 today. The context is when Joseph is thrown into jail and then interprets the cup-bearer and bakers dream. He then goes on to interpret Pharaoh’s dream. However, the part that stuck out was just after the cup-bearer and baker had had a dream.

v7-8. When Joseph came to them in the morning he saw they were troubled. “Why are your faces downcast today?” They said, “We have had dreams, and there is no one to interpret them.” And Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God?”

I love that their first response to a dream was that they were frustrated they could not interpret it, but assumed there was a message for them.

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