An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Dream On

(Proverbs 19:21 KJV)  There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

It is normal for us to have “many” (7227) dreams bouncing around in our heads.  I think this infers that we are expected to have inner brain storms and consider all kinds of possibilities.  People with better imaginations will have more variety.  One of the adjustments I have had to make is that as I get older, paths are shut off.  Options are reduced.  Wild ideas become impossible.  When I got married it walled off all other women in the world.  When I realized I was color blind it ruled out any dreams of being a fashion designer.  Not that I had such dreams but now they would be futile.

What does not change is the path that God wants us to walk.  He must put up with a boatload of nonsense before we can whittle our dreams down to size.  Sometimes the plan He has for us is bigger than we could have ever dreamed.  Sometimes it is more mysterious than we can imagine.  Sometimes it is to be the guy with the stop watch when someone else is winning the race.  It is still what is right for us.

So?  Dream big.  Dream often.  Be open to God being a bigger dreamer. 

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