"A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure."|
(Proverbs 16:9, AMPC)
Oftentimes, 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 them.
It’s 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.
Today, 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|
|"Father, 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."|
Monday, June 5, 2017
God-given Dreams - Joel Osteen Ministries daily devotional 2 June Friday
...He [can be trusted] not to let you be tempted and tried and assayed beyond your ability and strength of resistance and power to endure,...
Today’s Scripture “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are wi...
You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who perse...
God is faithful [He is reliable, trustworthy and ever true to His promise—He can be depended on], and through Him you were called into fel...