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Thursday, July 14, 2016
God-given Dreams Joel Osteen Ministries daily devotional 13 July Thursday
“A man’s mind plans his way [as he journeys through life], but the Lord directs his steps and establishes them.” (Proverbs 16:9, AMP)
children have dreams for the future—dreams of being ball players,
actresses, super heroes and firemen. But most of the time, those dreams
end up just being wishful thinking. As we get older, we grow out of
good to play and have dreams as children, but when we grow up, we have
to know the difference between a God-given dream and a wish. I remember
when I was a little boy, I dreamed of playing basketball for the Houston
Rockets. That was definitely a fantasy! Beyond our wishes though, we
all have dreams placed inside of us by the Creator of the universe. In
fact, the Latin word for “desire” means “from the Father.” One way to
tell if a dream is really from God is that the desire won’t go away. You
may have had it for years, but you still can’t let it go. In fact, you
may have tried to let it go, but it won’t let go of you.
search your heart and allow those God-given dreams to surface.
Remember, He placed those desires inside of you for a purpose. Ask Him
to order your steps as you embrace the destiny He has in store for you!
A Prayer for Today
thank You for the dreams and desires You’ve placed within me. I submit
them to You and ask that You direct my steps. Search my heart and cause
my thoughts to become agreeable to Your Word and to the plan You have
for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.”