Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed. I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

Have you ever had a dream that you knew was from God? At first, you are so excited; you want to tell everybody about the dream. You prepare for the dream. You journal about your dream. You continuously check your heart motives to stay pure to the dream. You do everything dreams require.

Yet…the dream stays in dream mode.

As time passes, discouragement may cause you to cry about your dream; lose hope in your dream; believe the enemy’s lies that the dream was self-motivated. You may even open up Facebook one day and see someone else living your dream!

Finally, you may put the dream on a shelf, like an artifact of a past hope.

It takes spiritual strength to keep a dream alive. If anything is the antithesis to a dream, it is discouragement.

How do you find the spiritual strength during times of discouragement?

Remember whom the dream is from. Man cannot quench a God dream. The greater the discouragement, the greater the dream!
You serve a God who operates outside of time. The One who created time, will bring your dream to fruition in perfect time.
Let the dream mode time build your faith. God won’t bring you this far with a dream to just abandon you.
Remember the prayers God HAS answered as you prepare for your dream.
When you feel you have reached the end of waiting for your dream, don’t give in. Keep pushing through.


Psalms 33:6 says, “The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born.”

My sweet friend, today you may have dreams that are placed on a shelf. I want to remind you: your dreams were created by the star breather! I pray that the One who breathed the stars into existence will breathe life back into your dream today! Jesus, I pray you hear our prayers today. Bring life back into our dreams. Bring new clarity, wisdom and a steadfast hope in you. In Jesus’ name!


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Karen Blandino is a pastor's wife, Texan, mother and counselor. She holds a Master's Degree in Counseling from TCU and a Bachelor of Arts in History from UTA. She has served 14 years in education and is currently working on her LPC. She and her husband planted 7 City Church in Ft. Worth, Texas where they serve as lead pastors.

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