Word4Today Daily Bible Devotional

by Bob and Debby Gass

What’s your dream? (1)


GENESIS 37:19-20 NKJ
Everybody has a dream. What’s yours? If you could do anything, what would it be? Most of us don’t achieve great things because we give up, we fall short, we get off track, we settle, or we dream too small. Only two things stand in your way: dreaming it, then doing it. Have you dared to dream; to really dream? If something is within your reach already, it isn’t a dream. If it doesn’t stretch you, cost you, or involve risk, it isn’t a dream. Dreams change you even as they change the world around you. Maybe you’re listening to critical people. Remember the story of Joseph? He dreamed big dreams; God-given dreams. And what was the response of his brothers? They said, ‘Look, this dreamer is coming! Let us…kill him.’ People who aren’t pursuing their own dreams are usually the first to criticise people who are. So, who are you listening to? Maybe you’re afraid to dream too big. You don’t want to fail. Nobody does. But ‘safe living’ leads to regret. An American President called ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt said, ‘Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor souls who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.’ What’s the worst thing that could happen if you pursue your dream and don’t achieve it? You could end up where you are now. And what’s the best thing that could happen? You could find your dreams come true!

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