I remember when I finally got to my dream job! What an incredible sense of satisfaction! Fulfilling like nothing I had ever done before.
For the first time, I wasn't just punching in to do someone else's work to line their pocket, just to get a paycheck. I was doing something for myself. Suddenly, for the first time, my job wasn't just a job. It was an expression of who I am.
Know what's even better? What's better is discovering that God has a dream for you! Jeremiah 29:11 records God saying: "I know the plans that I have for you, plans for your well-being and not for calamity, to give you a future and a hope."
Do you have dreams for your future? A great job, a beautiful house and car, nice clothes, fine food? How do you think your dreams for your life measure up to what God can dream for you?
Ephesians 3:20 says God is able to do infinitely more than anything we can even imagine. In your wildest imagination, you can't even come close to what God wants to do in your life. So how do you make God's dream for your life a dream come true?
You're willing to work long, hard hours to get your dream life. Know what you have to do to get God's dream for your life?
God's Word says: Don't worry about whether you are going to have anything to eat or drink or whether you are going to have something to wear. Your Father in heaven knows you need these things. You focus on His kingdom and His righteousness, and let him take care of those other things (Luke 12:29-34).
Have you got your dream job? Congratulations! Just remember: No one's dream life can last forever. The economy can go south or you can get desperately sick. Why burn yourself out to get what you can't keep?
On the other hand, God is dreaming a life for you that you can't even begin to imagine -- and it's a life no one can take away from you. It starts today, and it lasts all the way into eternity.
You've just got to make one difficult choice: Do you want something nice that you can't keep or something wonderful that lasts forever?
Mon, February 22, 2010
by D. James Kinnaird