|Melissa Tagg here! See that ^ ? That's a rare peek inside my bedroom. Talking about dreams today, so it felt rather apropos. And yes, I really love the word apropos. Also, that wall art looks a lot straighter on my wall than it does in this photo!|
To marry a rather well-known Christian singer's brother. (Um, if you know me, let's not go naming any names, all right? I'd like to preserve what little dignity I might have left at the end of this anecdote.)
Actually, this singer had a couple brothers in my age range and for awhile, I figured either would do. But then I saw one jump off a huge speaker during a concert and decided, yeah, he's the one I wanted.
I even met him. Twice. Not going to lie, the second time we met, when he said he remembered me, I was pretty sure it was a sign from God we were meant to be together. (And I'm so sure he remembered me because of my beauty and wit and our spiritual connection...not because of my rather interesting fashion choices back then or my nervous giggles.)
Anyway, I grew up.
We did not get married.
And I'm pretty sure now if I saw someone jump from a big speaker, I'd call 911 rather than swoon. :)
Gotta love the dreams we have as kids, yeah? Did you have any crazy childhood dreams?
How about "for real" dreams? Dreams you feel God planted in your heart? Dreams for which you're sure you were born?
I've got those. Oh, I've got 'em. And lately, I've felt God reminding me to be thankful for the dreams He's given me. Because they're exciting. They're fun. They're from Him.
Instead, sometimes it's all too easy to get antsy. Anxious. Weary.
But dreams aren't meant to be that way!
God-given, God-glorifying dreams are beautiful, energy-giving and life-fueling. I've been reading (and loving) the book Extravagant Worship by Darlene Zschech and I love what she says about dreams:
God is the ultimate dream giver and dream fulfiller. He planted His dream within you to get you up in the morning. He planted it so that you would go over mountains and through valleys...If your dream is enormous, and you think it cannot possibly be for your life, I guarantee that it is a God dream. [pg 110-111]I love that. I love that God plants dreams in His people...nurtures and coaxes those dreams to life...in His perfect time...in a way only He can.
Let's chat about dreams. What kind of dreams has God planted in your heart? Do you see Him at work in your life, maybe gently prodding or outright pushing you toward your dream? Like me, do you ever get exhausted by your dream? How do you get your focus back on the Dream-giver?