Thoughts as a New Year approaches…
Occasionally I meet some people who are trying to do Kingdom things I once dreamed of doing with a sense of wonderful adventure in my soul. I see their sheer hard work, the sacrifice, the colossal set backs, the difficulty to keep making progress…and I see I could not have handled what the dream would actually have involved. I am glad, in his love for me, knowing me better than I know myself, God does not give me everything I dream of. Maybe you will live long enough and eventually know and love your redeemed self enough to be thankful for unfulfilled dreams.
Oh, by the way, don’t get me wrong. Always be open to fresh Kingdom dreams and visions. Go after them with all the strength he may be mightily inspiring within you at the age and stage you are now at. Even if they seem to hardly merit the word “vision” or “dream” to your mind, remember: little is much when God is in it.