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The immediate demands of life often leave little time to dream up new possibilities. But we’re also likely to stay stuck when we don’t have a vision beyond our current realities. We must learn to dream again in order to move toward God’s best for us.

Kids are naturally filled with much wonder and curiosity and have little trouble imagining new worlds of possibilities.

However, somewhere along the way, we’re taught that growing up means accepting only the sober reality of what is rather than dreaming about what is possible.

Of course, maturity includes accepting reality on its terms. Pretending we’re invisible or a lion doesn’t make it so.

But accepting reality doesn’t mean we have to also stop dreaming up new possibilities.

In fact, when we stop, we also stop growing.

We must have a vision to grow into all God has for us. And we typically gain this vision by allowing ourselves to dream and consider possibilities beyond our current realities.

This doesn’t mean we neglect our responsibilities for today. We still have to deal with the many things that demand our attention.

But part of our work is also dreaming.

What is the good our faith is prompting us to do in this coming season? 

This dreaming allows us to steward the creative genius God has given each of us – bringing into reality the good we long to see.

In short, dreaming opens the door for us to bring more life and goodness into the world.

And life becomes stale and stagnant when we fail to set great expectations and dream big dreams of possibilities. And, in truth, it’s also a lack of faith – not trusting God enough to even dream.

Don’t let the burdens of life kill your dreams. Advance the good God has given you by learning to dream yet again.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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