Why do you not dream of the future?
My voice in my head is so good at speaking up until it’s asked a heart wrenching question.
…maybe I don’t believe I have one.
Maybe I sit in my chair and think this is my space. This is my box. These are the corners. I can stretch my arms out and know that it’s safe. Tomorrow is just today repeated. Just a collection of todays…
Isn’t that such a constricting, limiting thought? No growth. No change. No improvement or movement.
Stagnation is an epitome of Hell.
On cold mornings I actually love to sit outside consumed in an oversized, fluffy blanket and dream. So this morning the surprise of snow was just a love note. I close my eyes and breathe in the aroma of my coffee and remember journaling outside a café in Denver before heading to the top of Pikes Peak. The cold bite of air, partnered with the sound of pen to paper fresh in my mind. Looking down to see a stain on my hiking boots from the day before in the Rockies.
If you asked me to dream, it would be of mountains. The crunch of gravel under foot. Slight sweat as I assess the best way up a tough part of the trail. The soft chatter of my best friends not far ahead. No set in stone schedule day to day. Just the heart drawing you to places where you come alive. The views that draw your heart out in the form of tears. A heart that’s untamed by the thoughts of what should I be.
John 10:10 comes into play because God’s been throwing it in my path now for weeks.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” (ESV)
I always focus on the first part of this verse. Watch out for the devil he’s gonna try to steal, kill, and destroy you.
But you see the end is the part we should focus on. The God end of the bargain.
I (God) came that they may have life. (and not just any life) Abundant life.
Focus on God and He will uphold His end of the bargain.
Abundant life is a promise to you.
No future, huh?
Just a collection of todays, you say?
Well watch out then. Because I never waste one.