Even More and More on God-Given Dreams

Post date: Jun 17, 2010 7:15:41 PM

(See previous three posts for background)

God-given dreams are not void of obstacles.

We have recounted the story of Joseph. His trip to a God-given dream was not easy. If you read through the Old and New Testament you find countless stories of obstacles on the way to God-given dreams. Imagine if Joseph had given up on his dream. The poet Langston Hughes wrote about giving up on dreams. In a poem titled “Dream Deferred” he writes:

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?

OR fester like a sore -

and then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?

Or crust and sugar over -

like a syrupy sweet?

May it just sags like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

Never give up on a God-given dream. Never delay a God-given dream. God-given dreams are not void of obstacles but they are worth fighting for. In fact, I believe that where God calls he also equips. He will not leave you there to fight alone. He will be by your side. He will provide guidance. He will provide you with power. Don't give up.