My friend Sarah Koontz quit school to become a professional golfer–her dad’s idea! (Honest.) Now that’s a dad who loves his daughter. But then dreams changed. She married and began a family. She now nurses chickens and children in South Dakota. Is she sorry? Nope. God’s in charge of dreams. She wrote:
When I walked away from my golf career, I never stopped believing God had something bigger and better in store for me.
Here’s her story. Her point was that God loves it when we are faithful in the small things. True.
So what’s her vocation? The same as before:
Live for Jesus
Allow Him to make His appeal through her life
Love her family
Do what God says
Be faithful in the small things
I see that ball.
God loves our dreams.
Especially when they include Him. What makes us think He doesn’t want our dreams? He used them more than once to steer and guide and help and inspire.
I don’t trust every dream I have. The other night, I dreamed I missed my flight because I stopped for a chili burger at Burger King. I haven’t had a chili burger since college, and Burger King doesn’t serve chili burgers. I don’t trust every dream, nor should you.
Our dreams don’t define us. God does. And if He wants to move you from Point A to Point B, from golf balls to rubber balls–He may want you to dream it first. My favorite dream verse is straight out of the old King James. I read it so much in college (I dreamed lots in college) that it memorized me:
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20,21 KJV
Our church says these words from Ephesians together at the end of every service. We have three services. That means Pastor Tim gets to say it three times – three times of dreaming and imagining and asking and going ahead in faith believing for him. (Wonder what he’s been dreaming lately?)
And at my age, I was thrilled to come across this gem:
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C.S. Lewis**
There you go! Now you go.
Free printable to help dream a new dream.
**Adendum: I WISH our beloved C.S. Lewis had said this. (Our apologies, Clive.) At any rate, a true enough sentiment to get us going in a bigger and better direction – yes? Perhaps he’s misquoted because of this statement from Essential C.S. Lewis:
A possible reason we may think Lewis said it, or something very close, is because he was over 50 years old when the first Narnia story was published. Yet, he was already an accomplished writer by this time. Prior to Narnia, Lewis was famous because of The Screwtape Letters that came out as a book in 1942 and it was chiefly this that led to him being on the cover of Time in 1947, well before Narnia was published!
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