“your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10
I used to think that to go to one’s grave without having fulfilled a longed-for dream would be a deep tragedy. I do not believe that anymore. American culture sets great store in making dreams come true, and honestly, it can be beautiful when it happens, especially if it means someone else has a better life as a result. Dreams, however, possess a little bit of authority or control that may not always be healthy or rightful. A dream is something the dreamer created and as such, is susceptible to error despite being noble. A dream is a concoction of what the dreamer deems best; it’s colors and design and location reflect the dreamers idea of what true fulfillment should look like.
What about God in that scenario? What if His plan contradicts the dreamer’s ideal? Again, the dream can be pure while being the opposite of what the dreamer’s Creator intended. What then? To reorder or surrender that dream can be a painful struggle and a slow death, but it must happen if the dreamer’s true purpose is to reach fulfillment. This is not the kind of truth that makes for joyful shouts, but does provoke, “Well done” from the throat of the Almighty. Which is more important to you?
Be encouraged, My Friend. Nothing that we lay at the Father’s feet is ever a true loss because what we gain in doing so bears an eternal weight that will outlast any earthly disappointment.