As we take the bumps and bruises of life — and the detours, heartbreaks, disappointments, and losses — our dreams can die and our passion can wane. But every leg of life’s long journey has it’s opportunities for significance and meaning as long as keep dreaming God-touched, God-inspired, God-sized dreams.
Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for? (Robert Browning)
“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly,
Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams go,
Life is a barren field,
Frozen with snow.” (Langston Hughes)
I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Apostle Paul, Philippians 3:10-14)
Or to put it another way:
One of the great promises of God’s new work in Jesus’ followers is this:
In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams. (Apostle Peter in Acts 2:17)
So don’t quit dreaming God-sized dreams!