“Dreaming is not wasting time, it’s peeking into your future ahead of time.”
In all truth, even though I polished up the words to make them into a quote, they are actually the result of a conversation I was having with the Lord Jesus.
I have said it a bazillion times, that I am a stickler for time. I like to make the best use of every second of every day…its akin to squeezing blood from a turnip the way I can be when it comes to time management.
“Dreaming is sowing seed.”
This is not always a good thing, although I still stand on the fact that being wasteful of time is not good either. Once before, several years ago, also while having a conversation with God, the topic then being money, He asked me,
“What happens to a fist full of sand when you squeeze it as tightly as you can?”
My response, “The tighter you squeeze the faster it seems to slip away from you.”
His response, “That is exactly what happens when you squeeze your money.”
He wasn’t saying to be a spendthrift, but He was saying enjoy the fruits of your labor. Trust in His provision.
So as I sat on Pinterest, pinning rooms to a board that I have set aside for my future home, I said to Him, “Gosh, I have just wasted a lot of time.”
The Lord asked, “What are you doing?”
I said, “Dreaming.”
He responded. “Dreaming is not wasting time.”
Then the thoughts about planning ahead for the future flooded into my heart…I am certain that too came from Him. Dreaming is sowing seed.
I can’t help but say how grateful I am for His love and His conversations. I am grateful for His friendship and to know Him and to grow in knowing Him through the passing of each day, each trial, each second.
I pray these words, this quote, my conversation with the Creator of all things, has encouraged your heart to dream. Even more, I encourage you to dream with Him if you haven’t started to do so already.
He is full of great ideas!
Cheers! and Happy dreaming!
*This article was originally published, April 22, 2015, by Candice Coates
~Dream. Imagine. Believe. Do. CONQUER!