For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart…” Jeremiah 29:11-13
Hope for your future. What do you hope and dream for your future? This is the time of year we all start thinking of our futures. With the new year comes New Years resolutions and new dreams for the up coming year. We make plans and strive to make those dreams and plans come true.
But are our dreams and plans that we put our energy into what God hopes and dreams for us? Are our dreams in line with God or not? The Lord loves that we dream, He is the maker of dreams. But we often dream about things we want or how we wish things could be, or want them to be.
These are not the dreams the Lord wishes for us. That doesn’t mean that our dreams are bad, sometimes they motivate us to move forward. But if your dreams are causing discontentment then it’s time to take a step back.
The dreams the Lord gives us don’t cause discontent or discouragement in less we let the voices of others take His place. God’s hope and dreams for us are good and fulfilling. If your dream is in line with God’s, doors will open and opportunities become available. You will have a peace deep in your heart.
Sometimes we question whether our dream, what we hope for, is really from God. That’s ok just be patience. Keep moving forward. He will make it clear if it’s a yes or no. Sometimes when you ask Him whether or not if this dream you have is from Him or not He will just say wait.
Just because He says wait doesn’t mean no. He may just be saying not yet. Maybe you are just where your supposed to be right now.
So before you make your New Years plans and dreams, ask the Lord if they are in line with what He has planned for you. That they are what He has dreamed for you, and hope for you since before you where made. Because His dreams and hopes for you are always good.