Hold Fast To Dreams: Commit and Trust in The Lord and He Shall Fulfill All Your Dreams Dreams by LANGSTON HUGHES Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.
Hold Fast to Dreams: Commit and Trust in The Lord and He Shall Fulfill All Your Dreams Dreams by dreams. ' "For if dreams die" means 'because when you give up on your dreams...' "Life is a broken-winged bird" means 'life becomes hopeless. ... "That cannot fly" means 'life without dreams is as sad and tragic as a bird that can't fly. Dreams are what your desires and passions are in life. Once you know what you truly want to do, what your dream are, the quote urges us to hold fast, or hold on tightly, to them and not let go. The analogy the quote provides is that a life without dreams is like a bird with an injury that prevents flight. Why is having a dream important? Having a dream means to have a goal or plan which is motivational and inspirational and is at least remotely possible. The dream is important because it can help you stay focused and energized, and ultimately motivates you to wake up every morning and take the daily steps to persevere and achieve those dreams, especially if they are from God. When you have a dream and write the details of how to get there-you are creating a vision for what you are trying to achieve. Vision allows you to know what to focus on each day each week each month each year; therefore, vision keeps you focused, so you don’t fall into temptation, distraction and you don’t get weary in well doing. The word says that where there is no Vision… The people perish, there is nothing that keeps you moving toward to what God has said. Habakkuk 2:2 says Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on a tablet. The second part of this month's theme is “Commit and Trust in the Lord and He Shall Fulfill All Your Dreams”. There are two foundation scriptures for this portion of the quote. The first being Proverbs 16:3, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” Jesus promised that his burden is easy, and his yoke is light (Mt 11:30). The reason for this is that truly committing “to the Lord, whatever you do,” puts all the heavy lifting on God. God wants total commitment to him: to lay your life down, to take up your cross (Mt 16:24), die to yourself, and live unto God (Gal 2:20). When you Commit to the Lord, He promises an abundant life when we leave your old self behind and follow him as his disciple (Jn 10:10). When you leave nothing back, but give everything to God, “he will establish your plans.” God will establish the right plans, the ones according to his will, into your heart, and His plans will become your plans, and God in his infinite wonder will make those plans succeed. So there no cause for anxiety and absolutely no reason to fret or worry, ever, for God is the one who will establish you and your plans. It is a tremendous blessing to find peace in that truth. Simply commit all to him and live according to his ways and you will have peace, joy, contentment, and abundance. The second foundation verse is: “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun” – Psalm 37:4-6 There are things that we desire that only God can give us. When we pray and cry out to God, He hears you and he knows the desires of your heart. He will give you everything you desire when the time is right, all you have to is trust in the Lord Where can I apply this in my life? In my life every year during the last week in December, I look back over the year and review my goals, dreams and visions and what I accomplished. Then on New Year's Eve I spend the day with God completing my vision board, writing down my dreams for the upcoming year in the following 10 areas: Spiritually, Financially, Professionally, Mentally/Emotionally, Relationally/Socially, Physically, Recreationally/Creatively. You can do a vision board too! It's not too late. So, grab paper and allow God to reveal your dreams. What do you have dreams or aspirations to do in each of those areas, and any other areas that I might have missed? They don’t have to be huge or grand, even something as simple as reading your Bible more, or taking walks in the evening would qualify. I like to write my dreams down, then transfer them to a poster where I can see them daily. Take a moment and look at your list. Let it sink in. Do you feel some energy in you, thinking of all your different dreams? Is there one that really calls to you? Is there one you really want to get busy working on? Is there an old dream you can rehabilitate? I always wanted to dance on Broadway, but at 46 years of age, I have found a local aerial dance studio instead to fulfill my dream of dancing again. I hope your wings are feeling stronger now than they have for a while. Take a moment to stretch them, and then take to the wind, like a bird. Live your life and enjoy your dreams. Even if you never achieve them, the journey towards them should be amazing! So… “Hold Fast to Dreams: Commit and Trust in the Lord and He Shall Fulfill All Your Dreams.”
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