Standing between you and your dream is risk.
Chances are it’s a risk you’ve been unwilling to take. After all, your dream is still a dream, isn’t it?
I find that usually what keeps me from taking risks is fear. Sometimes fear is healthy, but often it’s not. North American Christianity is peppered with prayers for safety, comfort, healing, lack of adversity, abundance and protections. Usually we pray for God to take us out of difficult situations. How often do you ask God to lead you into a difficult situation? Exactly.
I’m convinced that if people in biblical times lived the way we lived and prayed the way we prayed that history would be very different. In fact, the Bible might never have been written because the stories would be too boring. Who really wants to record the details of lives aimed at self-fulfilment?
Standing between dream-fulfilment and the status quo are things like lions dens, burning furnaces, prisons, sea crossings, ark building and crucifixions. Heroes and even those who are simply obedient always embrace risk.
Because to risk is to trust.
You are going to spend today doing something. So why not spend it taking some risks? In the process, you might begin to trust at whole new level. And some dreams – even some dreams God has – might get fulfilled in the process.