Dreams Unfulfilled…Purpose Unrealized

Those words rang through my head as I slowly drifted out of a rare Sunday afternoon nap. Jae was cuddling me and Josh was ready for a snack but I didn’t want to move. I felt that way. My dream felt unfulfilled and my purpose was unrealized. It doesn’t matter how many times I have had to remind myself that my purpose was not just one great thing but a series of every day choices, I felt today as if I was a failure. At the same time I can hear the chanting of”dreams unfulfilled, purpose unrealised”, I could also hear the Holy Spirit reminding me of the plan, of the methodology of the dream that God has for all of us.

God had a dream that will take the lifetime and beyond for humanity to fulfill. He is patient and He made it so that we each get to play a part in bringing it to past. As jealous as He is, He is unselfish and couldn’t imagine doing this without our help.

It took Noah 120 years to build the Ark, a dream that was to save those willing to choose God. It will take the return of Christ for the fulfillment of the plan that went awry in the Garden of Eden. Jesus Christ chose to die, knowing He would rise again with the hope that many would choose to follow the path He set before us. He returned to heaven with a promise to come back but to send us His Spirit to comfort and teach those who believe.

Hebrews 11, the faith chapter talks about the men and women of faith who seemingly died without their dreams fulfilled. They accomplished great things and left marks that will never be erased but yet they left earth with much yet to be manifested. It is a wonder to live a life with dreams so big it takes generations upon generations to fulfill. Paul said their dreams would be fulfilled and their purpose would be realized through us, who believe that we have been called to complete the walk Abraham began centuries ago.

This moment causes me to be thankful and to see myself as part of the original plan of God. He chose me before the foundations of the world to be here at this time in history, this location, even these feelings. My thoughts seem so overwhelming to me but to God they are not. He understands and my feelings of inadequacy because it reminds me that I need Him and that the dreams and purpose inside of me cannot be accomplished without His help.

I am feeling my humanity today and I am grateful for the Spirit of God who rises up to my rescue and declares it is not over. Arise shine for thy light is come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee (Isaiah 60:1) My appointed time has come and the set time to favor me is here (Psalms 102:13). 

“You may feel like dwelling on your limits or your fears. Don’t do it. A perfect prescription for a squandered, unfulfilled life is to accommodate self-defeating feelings while undercutting your finest, most productive ones.” (Author Unknown)

Be blessed today and hold on.

3 Responses

  1. May I leave Habakkuk 2:1-4 with you?
    1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.

    2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

    3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

    4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

    Be Blessed Always!

  2. Also sis, sometimes…God wants to see if we love our dreams more than or equal to how much we love Him! He will NOT share a seat on the pedestal with our dreams. Abraham must have said a ton of times…”I’m a father of multitudes…” and was probably taken as a joke since he didn’t even have one son! So when He trusted God that He would do as He said He would…then it didn’t matter when.

    Likewise…Jesus told Peter how he would die so he knew all those trials he went through, in His youth, were not to his death. Therefore he lived a fearless life trusting that He was exactly where God wanted him to be. We today just need to trust that God does have a plan for each life that no one can fulfill but God in each of us. If we but trust Him.

    Also…Paul. He was comforted and told that He would stand trial before Caesar in Rome therefore he was encouraged even though they didn’t listen to him not to sail and were shipwrecked. In Paul’s own words: “So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.” If God said it or gave you a dream/vision to fulfill…it is so and that too shall come to pass!

    B encouraged. Much love and respect. Thanks for sharing.

  3. 2 Corinthians 12:9-11 (The Message)

    7-10Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn’t get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me,

    My grace is enough; it’s all you need.
    My strength comes into its own in your weakness.
    Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.

    11-13Well, now I’ve done it! I’ve made a complete fool of myself by going on like this. But it’s not all my fault; you put me up to it. You should have been doing this for me, sticking up for me and commending me instead of making me do it for myself. You know from personal experience that even if I’m a nobody, a nothing, I wasn’t second-rate compared to those big-shot apostles you’re so taken with. All the signs that mark a true apostle were in evidence while I was with you through both good times and bad: signs of portent, signs of wonder, signs of power. Did you get less of me or of God than any of the other churches? The only thing you got less of was less responsibility for my upkeep. Well, I’m sorry. Forgive me for depriving you.

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