Fragment, to break or cause to break into pieces.
5,4,3,2,1 Happy New Year! Sleeping in, parties and prayer, the new year was brought in. So many hopes and dreams on the line of three words and a prayer, Happy New Year. You said those words in stride with pride knowing that THIS is YOUR YEAR to accomplish your aspirations and conquer that vision board.
Contrarily, for others, instead of a new beginning, it was more of a continuation of the present. It doesn’t matter which end of the spectrum you’re on, we all have one thing in common at least and that is time. Yes, time. Each one of us has the same 24 hours. The key is, it’s used. What’s the method to your madness?
If you let it, this year could have hindered your unction to dream. If you know me, I am a dreamer, like a big dreamer, vision board maker, and positive affirmation sayer! Then, the unthinkable happened, I allowed my dream to fragment. How? I had what I call a human moment, a moment where I slip into the flesh and see things through natural eyes, I see things with my human eyes rather than how God sees them. For instance, instead of seeing myself at my Promised Land, I would see all the obstacles and hindrances along the way. I was like the spies who focused on the giants instead of the promise, ouch! A piece of advice, focus on the one who is focused on you. Along the way, I began to think how I could make ___ happen, how I could overcome it.
Newsflash, I couldn’t overcome, through me, myself, and I. Negative, as in do not pass go, do not collect $200. So I stopped, gathered myself and my thoughts. As I replayed the image of my vision board in my mind, I realized, my dream was broken. It was broken in a sense of being an incomplete thought like a sentence fragment. My dream was shaken as the year started with all its unprecedentedness. Things that were once crystal clear became a big cloud of fog. My dream was trying to be taken from me. It’s as if I saw it being stolen and my feet were in cement so I was unable to move or defend my dream.
However, I must keep in mind that there’s nothing new under the sun. I am completely capable of anything, only through Christ. I thought back to my fragmented dream and began to daydream once more. Each time I allowed myself to dream, it’s as if the pieces found themselves and began to reconnect once more. When I dream, it’s not really me whose dreaming but God’s dream through me…the same goes for you too! So, I want to encourage you to dream once more. If your dream fragmented, pick up the pieces one daydream at a time. Trust that the God who created you, orders all of your steps and has never forsaken the righteous. Quickly, get out of your human moment and refocus yourself on Christ, who’s focused on you!
How to Keep Your Dream ALIVE!
- Speak LIFE- Declare those things you wish to see. Declare that dream manifested, act as if you’ve already made it.
- Pray- Approach the throne of grace boldly, as you are the righteousness of God through Christ. He already knows all things anyway, so why not petition the one who created existence?
- Get ALONE- Don’t neglect your quiet time with the KING, have your Jesus with a side of coffee and watch how things just align.
- Day Dream- Slip off into what I call Pluto and dream BIG King-Sized dreams. See yourself doing what’s humanly impossible.
- Quit Comparison- This can be easier said than done, however, it’s a must. Your dream is NOT like another’s even if if looks like it, there’s a uniqueness about it and that uniqueness is YOU.
So, that dream in your heart that you causally work on or may have hidden because you feel it’s broken. Allow your dream to come from the shadows and daydream once more until it becomes habitual. Trust the God who orders your steps, He’s with you. Let him restore what only He can!