Am I Dreaming?

Do you ever confuse a dream with a calling? In ministry, we use the word calling to explain to “the world” how we ended up in that profession. We felt called. Honestly, I’m not sure who would just decide being a preacher or music minister would be a good job without a calling to do so. It’s not that kind of career. The hours are long, the needs are many and it cannot be done without the work of the Holy Spirit.

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free…” Luke 4:18

So what do you do…when you have a dream and you know God is part of it, but it dies?

I’m learning that I can’t confuse my dreams with His calling. I have to filter every little thing through Him and His will for me. I tend to be a big picture person that goes back and overthinks all the details….nearly killing the whole dream. Yea, I’m deeply talented like that. I guess the big job here is figuring out what it is that God wants from me.

A Dream

To write.
To speak to women.
To lead other’s to Him.

A Calling

To write.
To speak to whomever will listen.
To lead other’s to Him.

I need your blessing. I know what I see as a dream and a calling are one in the same. But, how do I get there? Help me when I have doubts. Show me which way to go when I feel lost. I don’t want to live in constant confusion. There’s work to be done….and I don’t want to miss it.

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