No man likes regret. The problem is that we can easily get caught up in
the drive to obtain great things, experiences, power, pleasure, fame,
fortune, sex and stature. While there’s nothing wrong with healthy
achievement, the pursuit of these things can require massive energy,
consume your focus, and kill relationships in the process.
compliment our achievements. Along the way someone or something paid
the price for getting what we thought we wanted so bad at the time.
Don’t despair. The dream hasn’t died it’s just being re-set
to eliminate regret and replace it with what you were really after –
All that is needed now is,
the right focus coupled with the right disciplines to sustain my
motivation and move me in the right direction. To this end, consider the
following fact and helpful roadmap.
Dream Fact: You are made to dream creative visions because you were hardwired by God for more.
the best question to ask is: Does your dream(s) correlate with God’s
dream for you? To find out, ask yourself these questions and compare
your answers with what God thinks.
Is it to become wealthy?
- “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with
what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will
I forsake you.”— Hebrews 13:5
Is your lens focused correctly?
- “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble,
whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is
admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such
things… And the God of peace will be with you.” — Philippians 4:8-9
Are you drawing on your own strength?
- “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have
plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every
situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in
want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”— Philippians
There’s your dream and there’s God’s dream for you. First, you have
to realize why you were created. You were created because God wants to
love you. He wants more children to love, and more children who will
love him back. You may have to marinate on this for a while, because
understanding this fundamental truth can be the key to realizing God’s
dream for you.
Consider resetting your aspirations with this D-R-E-A-M:
- D-ecide to let God decide
- R-eside in the glory of His reality
- E-xchange your vision for God’s
- A-ccept God’s process
- M-ove His boundaries in continual growth
In my book, “Dream,” I expand on my own journey to finding and living
God’s dream. Here’s the main point: God’s dream for you is about
becoming a great man who seeks glory by joining God’s personal process
of becoming like His Son, leaving fantasies of greatness, and choosing
to embrace our everyday reality to bring Him glory.
Letting go of
your dream, and letting God’s dream for you be your pursuit will
fulfill every area of your life. It’s not without challenge, discomfort,
conflict, loss and pain, but the journey will be worth it.
[written by Kenny Luck]