Have you ever had a dream for something…? Perhaps, a strong desire to do something, or achieve something, or be something? Maybe, the word that you would use to describe that overwhelming feeling you have, is “passion”, or perhaps the word you would use is “calling”? Every one of us, at some point in our lives, will experience that. For some of us, we have had that dream where we feel that God has told us something…for those of us who feel that God has called us to something…for those of us who are experiencing that unrelenting desire to do something, how is that working out for you?
The chances are great that your answer falls into a few categories: (1) You are living the dream, and you are now looking at your journey through the lens of the rearview mirror. For others (2) the dream is new and fresh, and you are looking through the windshield, and even though the dream is way down the road, you are excited because this dream is sooo good. Yet for others, (3) you have started on the journey, but it is not working out the way you envisioned it when you first started looking at it through the windshield. You are up to your ears in problems, roadblocks, and detours.
Regardless of what category your answer falls in, one thing is abundantly clear. Things never unfold the way you envision them. In the end, your dream either turns out to be a realized dream, or your dream turns out to be a nightmare. Sometimes your dream turns out to be real, and sometimes it turns out to be a fantasy. So the question we find ourselves asking all the time whenever we have a dream is: How Do I Know When My Dream Is Not A Fantasy?