How To Have The Best Dreams

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.
James Dean

People are always talking and writing about dreams.  I think it can be healthy to dream and to have big dreams for the future.  But it can be discouraging when the dreams don’t come true.  Maybe we don’t always have the best dreams.

What if I told you the secret to having the very best dreams?

A short-term missions trip can be the catalyst for developing a vision for the future.

Shortly after returning home from my last trip to Guatemala last summer, I took time to write down some of these visions or dreams in a post titled “Guatemala Dreams.”  These visions and dreams are great, but they often fall to the wayside when we return to the pushes and pulls of everyday life off the mountain.

Keeping these dreams and visions alive can be a real challenge.  I look at this list, and I remain hopeful that they will be realized over time.

And yet, I’m reminded that it is so important that these dreams are birthed out of a vision from God.  Knowing God’s vision for me will only truly happen as I seek to know Him.

I still have these Guatemala Dreams, but I see how I must pursue Him first… then all these things will be added unto me….

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Matthew 6:33

And this is how you will have the best dreams!

What are you dreaming about?  How do you know you are having the best dreams?