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More on God-Given Dreams

posted Jun 3, 2010, 12:38 PM by Jeff Gravens
(see previous post for background)

God-given dreams provide fulfillment.

It took me a while to notice the difference between a dream and a God-given dream.  In fact, I had to learn it the hard way.  When my dreams of throwing a major league fastball were dashed I moved on to dreaming about a career in business.  I went through my college career as a business major.  In the middle of my college career I tried my hand in politics.  I spent one summer as a congressional intern.  A business degree and a job working for a congressman looked really nice on my résumé, but it all left me unfulfilled.  I spent my last summer of college interning for a company that agreed to hire me if the internship went well.  It went well, but it left me unfulfilled.  When I graduated from college, a moment meant for celebration, I was filled with gloom.  I was filled with gloom because that very next week I would continue with a job that drained me, a job that robbed me of life.  It was at my lowest point that I began to consider dreams.  I began to ask, “God what is your will for me?  What is your dream for me?”  When I put my dreams aside and began pursuing God-given dreams my world was turned up side down.  Believe me that was a good thing. God-given dreams provide fulfillment.