Do you have a dream inside of you that you want so badly that it hurts? A vision for your life that will not let up? Maybe you've tried letting it die after yet another disappointment, but all it takes is a piece of music or words falling into place, and the desire rises Phoenix-like - consuming you in its fresh flames.
I've tried to give up writing sometimes. The emotional rollercoaster - yay! they like me... despair! they hate me - seemed like too much to put up with. Ha! Might as well try to saw off my right hand with a butter knife - it can't be done.
I've come to realize that the dream inside of me has been planted there for a purpose and I've been carefully created to achieve that purpose.
Here's a thought:
Seeds are amazing little things. They are the product of intimacy and a re-mixing of genetic material.
So when God built us, He took a tiny part of His dream - carefully packaged it inside of each one of us, tucked away together with all the right giftings and talents to see that dream fulfilled. God's dream inside of us is a remix of genetic material - part Him, part you. Only you can do that bit of what is on His heart. Be it writing, making movies, baking cookies, growing lillies...
The mind-blowing thing is that the dream seed inside you carries God's DNA too. His Life, His creative power, His freedom, His enabling - amazing stuff.
Talk to me. What are your dreams?
Dianne J. Wilson writes novels from her hometown in East London, South Africa, where she lives with her husband and three daughters. She has just signed a three book contract for a YA series, Spirit Walker, with Pelican / Watershed.