What do you dream for your life? Are your dreams coming true?
As a little girl growing up in Southern California, Disneyland was heaven on earth and I wanted to live there for eternity. I thought I could achieve my dream by being the person inside the Donald Duck costume.
As an adult, I’m thrilled to say I left that dream in the dust. Now I can’t imagine having to lug around a heavy costume in the sweltering SoCal summer heat.
Unlike Joseph, most of us don’t receive prophetic dreams about the greatness God has in store for us. Still, God indeed has great plans for all of us and He will use all our experiences, even the bad stuff, maybe even especially the bad stuff, to make those dreams come true.
Life often doesn’t turn out as we expect. And that’s okay, because so long as we’re still kicking God isn’t done with us.
We may not get to use dramatic gifts like interpreting a king’s dreams, or sit second-in-command of a major world power. We may have an oh-so-ordinary life, doing our work, growing a family, and loving our neighbors. Maybe our reality doesn’t even look like that, maybe it’s harder, soaked with illness or loneliness.
In the end, what God really wants for us, what makes a life a magnificent dream, is to love Him fully and faithfully, whatever that looks like today. Remember: The Redeemer loves you with a magnificent love and He will use everything, even the gone-wrong events, to make His dreams for you come true.