Posted by loswhit in Authenticity

Dreams are fantastic.
They allow us to chase what we feel would be an existence better than the one we currently reside in.
And sometimes, when we finally reach our so called “dreams”, we actually do sip mai tai’s on the beach and are able to breathe a sigh of relief.
Unfortunately, that is not normally the case.
Here is the reason.
When a dream is based solely around YOU and YOUR ability to FEEL fantastic, well, it will NEVER happen.
The circle goes like this…
Kid wants to be in an indie band. Kid forms amazing indie band. Indie band wants record deal. Indie band gets signed to huge record deal. Huge record label band prays to be an indie band again.

This happens in all areas of life.
Business, music, writing, church, leadership, blah blah blah.

Here is the secret to you being content in achieving your dreams.
Ready?
If your dream isn’t based on JESUS alone, it will never satisfy.
It won’t.
I promise.
I have good friends that are helping people chase dreams.
My buddy Jon Acuff is helping me and my friends QUIT and START.
My friend Ben Arment is helping people through a year long coaching network called Dream Year.
Today alone I have seen 3 new conferences launch with the goal of creating a more fulfilling existence.
These things will always help because people will always want MORE fulfillment than they currently have.
And that is because people’s dreams normally are based on self and not JESUS.
When Jesus becomes the absolute center of what you need, want, and desire…
At that point, and only then, will you truly be chasing a dream that will fulfill you.

Stop chasing dreams and start being with Jesus.
It’s better that way…
Los

  • Dale Aceron

    Pensive Hmmm… nuff said!

    • ragamuffinsoul

      Love it Dale.

  • Thea Nelson

    Dream Year alum here to say this is very, VERY true. Root it in Jesus and it will fulfill. Thanks, Los.
    I’ve also been mindful that my very first DREAM apart from following Christ is caring for my family. A week after GodBreathed I was home alone, folding my family’s laundry. An unrecognized, unseen, quiet moment of ministry to my family. And I tell you, that moment held a sweetness absolutely parallel to the joy I felt during GodBreathed! If you can’t be content loving on those God has entrusted to you, don’t bother looking beyond them for “more.” :)

    • ragamuffinsoul

      Thea. Thanks so much for this comment. It is SO true right?

  • Shannon Price

    So many people say, “I wish i knew what God’s purpose was for my life. I am waiting for God’s purpose in my life to be revealed.” Etc, etc, etc…(said like Uhl Brenner). But God calls on us to be in His will: follow Him, glorify Him, praise Him, humble ourselves before Him. It is here that we find our true purpose is only when we are truly living in His will and through this, opportunities will open themselves up for us to be purposeful in His name and possibly even be able to sit back and drink a Mai tai or two in the process. I have often wondered in people who think they have found their purpose and fulfill it if then they feel God is done with them.

    • ragamuffinsoul

      Love this Shannon…

  • http://jennyrain.com/ JennyRain

    Are you and our worship pastor @kurtisparks telepathic? He just preached on this yesterday. This is the theme of the week for me…

    Thanks for the reminder Los :)

    • ragamuffinsoul

      Maybe we are!!!!

  • http://www.tammyhelfrich.com/ Tammy Helfrich

    One of our pastors, Jamey Johnson, taught this yesterday. “Who the dreamer becomes, is just as important as where the dreamer is going.” So true. Great reminders!

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