“A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure”(Proverbs 16:9, AMP)
TODAY’S WORD from
Joel and Victoria
Oftentimes as children, we
have dreams for the future, dreams of being ball players and actresses, super
heroes and firemen. But most of the time, they end up just being wishful
thinking. As we get older, we grow out of them. It’s good to play and have
dreams as children, but when we grow up, we have to know the difference between
a God-given dream and a wish. I remember when I was a little boy, I dreamed of
playing basketball for the Houston Rockets. That was definitely a fantasy!
Beyond our wishes though, we all have dreams placed inside of us by the Creator
of the universe. In fact, the Latin word for “desire” means “from the Father.”
One way to tell if a dream is really from God is that the desire won’t go away.
You may have had it for years, but you still can’t let it go. In fact, you may
have tried to let it go, but it won’t let go of you.
Today, I encourage you to search
your heart and allow those God-given dreams to surface. He placed those desires
inside of you for a purpose, and He’s going to use them to direct you into the
destiny He has in store for you!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father in heaven, thank You
for the dreams and desires You’ve placed within me. I submit those dreams to
You and ask that You direct my steps. Search my heart and make my thoughts
agreeable to Your Word and to Your plan for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen