Dream! Dream!! Dream!!!
Dream is the hope of the future, it’s the propeller of (great) destiny. It is the foundation that great destinies are built on. Dream is the God’s infused mental picture of a fulfilling future birthed in you. It is a divine revelation of the future realm; it is that unseen substance that puts a smile on the face of a man despite his turbulent present situation. Having a dream doesn’t guarantee its automatic fulfilment. Life without dream is a burden.
A dream is not a wish, neither is it a fantasy, a wish lacks the motivating impetus of fulfilment. It is not the fat salary package a man sees in his long hours of sleep only to wake-up to wait for its delivery; that is an irresponsible dream. A dream is a challenge on your potential ability; it’s a revelation of what you can do if only you choose to. Of a truth, everyone could claim to have a dream; that is quite cheap to say however, what distinguishes a real dream is the driving motivation to work that backs it up, because dreamers are workers.
Many things could go wrong when a dreamer let go of his dream, if he refuses to take responsibility of it, to guide and uphold it. Upon how good a dream is, if carelessly handled, it becomes lost, forgotten or shattered. Joseph was a dreamer, he held his dreams in high esteem, he never dream and forgets. On the contrary, imagine what it would have cost Egypt if King Pharaoh had forgotten his dream, and think of the weird king Nebuchadnezzar who had a dream, forgot it and began to look for a scape goat to be held responsible for his forgetfulness.
You see, when a dream is lost, a man will never derive joy in living. It is the sense of a dream that needs to be lived and fulfilled that keeps us going. The beauty of the dream before you is what will help you cope and stand strong in adverse situations; your set destination will make worthwhile the challenges on the way. Nothing is as devastating to a sojourner like losing his journey guide (map). It is my earnest prayer that you will not lose or let go of your God’s birthed dream.
Nobody needs to tell you that achieving success will not be an easy ride, dream is the root of great accomplishments, it makes you see beyond now, envisage what ought to be and challenge the bureaucratic status-quo. Great feats are seen in the mind before it is manifested in reality. It is alright to dream as long as one wakes up to take giant-stride actions that will aid its realization. Giving life to dream requires a dogged determination embedded with a wilful action because great dreams without great works will die a great wish.
In the course of fulfilling destiny, one will often get to a stage where quitting will be fascinatingly attractive as the best option, because worthwhile dreams have the capability to stretch us beyond our present human resources. This is the core reason why we must be resolute to uphold and guide our dreams, to say, “this light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine to the world”.
Who Are Your Dream Carriers?
His brothers said to him, “Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?” And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said. – Gen.37:8
“Here comes the dreamer!” they said to each other. “Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we will see what comes of his dreams”. – Gen.37:19-20.
This is obviously another great lesson to be learnt from the life of Joseph. You see, great dreams are naturally capable of provoking great jealousy and hatred. Man naturally feels threatened by another’s greater prospect. Joseph’s ten brothers were willing to kill him over a robe and a few reported dreams, their deep jealousy had grown into an ugly rage, completely blinding them to what was right. By sharing his dream with his brothers, his dream was on the verge of failure, if not for the God that makes all things work together for good!
Friend, hold unto this clearly: there is no one too close or loving to be exempted from a dream killer. It’s God that gives dream, it is yours to protect. “The way to kill a man with a great dream is to give him another one” says Myles Munroe. When we begin to share our God’s own designed plan planted in us as dreams with short-sighted people (Chaldeans), they won’t just be able to fathom its possibility. The best they can contribute is to help you remodify it to their perceived thought or kill your spirit with such words as “it is impossible; it has never been done; how could you imagine such?”
Many have become captives of bitterness and regret because they shared their dreams and plans with the Chaldeans. The reaction of Joseph’s brothers to his dream is typical of what can happen today when dreams are not well guarded. It breeds jealousy, envy and hatred. This is one reason why Godly mentor is needed or better still, a secured relationship with the originator of the dream. He is enough to help you deliver it safely (Is.66:9) and he can then lead you rightly to the true dream carriers.
So friend, don’t forget that as you are a dream carrier, someone else is also a dream poisoner. So, if God can send dream helpers to your life, devil can send more dream killers. The right people that will aid your dreams will never show up if you have the wrong people around you. Therefore, if you are mature enough to dream, then you must be strong enough to uphold and guide it.
Welcome to the fulfillment of your dreams!