Does God Care About My Dreams?
All my life I’ve wanted to go to Scotland. Even as a small child, my stepmom remembers me saying that one day I wanted to live there, learn about my ancestors, and bring my family full circle. Then marriage, children, work all took me in another direction. Always waiting for a time in the future.
A couple of Christmases ago, I took a DNA test and learned I had a lot more Scottish DNA in me than I thought—over half! Stunned, I searched, uncovering more than the one great grandparent. So far I’ve turned up three lines on my family tree. Three! I learned I love genealogical research!
After setting aside savings for Scotland, I chose a date. Only to set that date aside because my daughter announced plans to marry. More waiting. We’ve married that pretty girl off to a wonderful young man, and I started making plans again. Only to find out that my daughter earned a position for her graduate school in Glasgow, Scotland…exactly where I wanted to go. Exactly the area many of my family originated. If I wait another year, I can be present for her graduation in the city of my ancestors. Waiting. Again.
I wonder if these delays are orchestrated by the Lord to enable something greater than I could imagine. I’m willing to listen and give God my dreams. I have an expectation that God has something amazing in mind after all this waiting. I think God will allow my dream to come to fruition because He’s the one who gave it to me, even if it takes more of that dreaded waiting.
As you think on the gift God gave to us in His Son, Jesus, consider the gifts He has in store for your future. He gives us dreams for a reason. I’m giving mine back to Him to see what He will do with it. I think His plans are better than mine. What will you do with your dreams?
Angela Breidenbach is a captivating speaker, radio personality, and an award-winning, best-selling author of 15 books including the novella, “Her Impossible Dream” in The Bucket List Dare. She serves as the Christian Author Network’s president and is earning her degree in genealogical studies.