Awhile back, I was talking to two very dear sisters in Christ. We covered many topics, including desiring God's will above all in your life. And then we started talking farming, and I said, "Someday, when I have my own place, I'd like a covered walkway from the house to the barn!" It's kind of a joke I have with myself, although it certainly would be nice! But they responded with, "Be careful not to let your dreams interfere with God's plan!" They were half joking, half serious. I know they meant it well, but I kind of felt like someone had pulled the rug out from under me. Like all of my dreams had just fallen to the ground in a broken heap.
If you are truly desiring His will and seeking Him in your life, then your dreams will line up with that. Girls, don't let anyone make you afraid to dream big, to hope! There is nothing wrong with dreaming about your future home, hoping that someday you'll be a wife and mother, wishing for that dream farm, or whatever it is that you're dreaming of. The danger is not in the dreaming, it's in your focus. Are you focused on Jesus? Is drawing closer to Him your hearts desire? Is He first in your life? Yes? Then dream on!
Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt though dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
And never discourage one of your sisters from dreaming. Sometimes, they're doing everything they can just to keep the tears back and that smile on their face. Don't take away their dreams. Don't bring those tears to the surface. I'm just as guilty as anyone of doing that. It's so easy to tear someone down, even when our intentions are good.
What are some of your dreams? I want to know!