Friday, February 27, 2009

Dare to Dream

Tonight I dream
Tonight I dig
And go through things
Buried under disappointment
Shut behind doors of hopelessness;

Tonight I resurrect
Dreams lost because none could understand them
Hopes abandoned because of lack of self-belief
Faith grinded because they said it could not be;

Tonight
I dare to dream
Those dreams left behind years ago
I dare to dream, once again.


The Inspiration
As he listened to the testimonies in church, he clapped the loudest and nodded the most frequently. Yet he said, “God, I am happy for what you are doing in the lives of these people. I wish my case was like theirs. Mine is a hopeless situation. It has deteriorated beyond your power. I cannot even hope for a miracle…”

Sarah laughed within herself when she was told she would have a child. It was not a laugh of excitement or joy. It was a mocking laugh. She probably said, “My case is a hopeless situation. I cannot imagine it. God, let’s not go there. Talk about something else more realistic. For me, it is finished.”

God simply responded, “Is there anything to hard for the Lord?” [1]


You think your situation is hopeless. You think it is finished. Age and time only makes matters worse. You have dreamt too often but it ended up shattered and not realized. You are at the point where you are tired of hoping and dreaming.

You may have made several attempts. Yet you met disappointments. Maybe doors shut at your face. Each one leaving cracks in your heart.

It is time to dream and hope again. It is time to ignite your faith. Because there is nothing too hard for God. He says that we shall dream dreams [2]. And if He puts a dream in our heart, there must be something to make it come to pass.

And it shall come to pass that the LORD shall give you rest from your sorrow and from your fear and from the bondage you have been serving [3]. He will restore to you all the years taken from you that men may know He is the LORD your God, and His people shall never be ashamed [4].

He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that you ask or think [5].


Dare to dream…again…

Have a blessed weekend ahead.

Bible References
[1] Genesis 18: 12-14
[2] Joel 2:28
[3] Isaiah 14: 3
[4] Joel 2: 25-27
[5] Ephesians 3:20

21 comments:

Arewa said...

FIRST?

first!!!!!!

nice post.. baba God, this weekend open new doors for us all. send pleasant surprises our way and provide things we previously thought we had to do without IJN

LG said...

amen

Funms-the rebirth said...

wow, thanx im at a point point where im tired of hoping and dreaming......
this is so encouraging

webround said...

nice!..

RocNaija said...

Inspiring..

"dare to dream.."

dare to believe..

Thanks!!

Afrobabe said...

Amen to all that..yes some situations look hopeless to the human eye but there is nothing God cannot do...

princesa said...

"And it shall come to pass that the LORD shall give you rest from your sorrow and from your fear and from the bondage you have been serving [3]. He will restore to you all the years taken from you that men may know He is the LORD your God, and His people shall never be ashamed"

AAAAAMENNNNNNNN!!!

simeone said...

inspiring raised to the power 10..thanks so much for this..bless you..

fantasy queen said...

'Tonight I resurrect
Dreams lost because none could understand them
Hopes abandoned because of lack of self-belief
Faith grinded because they said it could not be'

i've found myself living this verse sometimes, but i've stoped myself short of self doubt ...
i will no longer be a sarah
i will not laugh at the impossibilities in situations
cos God can and he definately will.

inspiring...!!!

Dee! said...

AMEN! What an inspiring post! My faith has been doubly ignited! Thank You!

Do have a wonderful weekend!

Writefreak said...

Word!
I have been meditating on that line...'is anything too hard for me'
You brought it home for me again, thank you!
Nothing is too hard for the Lord.
How're you doing?

Rose said...

Nothing short of inspiring and uplifting.Thank you Rita!

David C Brown said...

Thanks, I was needing a boost. "... for without me ye can do nothing" John 15: 5. With Him - everything!

Kafo said...

i love this
thanks

have a blessed weekend

BigPrince said...

This is a wonderful piece, infact it has helped motivate me to even be more aggressive in my approach and decision to achieve my dreams, I never stopped dreaming before, and now I even have the zeal to dream more.

Tigeress said...

I needed this post. Thanks! :)
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rethots said...

...and we continually dare to dream.

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~Sirius~ said...

Thank you Rita.... definitely a word or 2 in season for me...

Have a blessed week ahead.

Rita said...

@ All

Thank you for your comments. I have been inspired and encouraged by many of your feedbacks to this post.

Zena said...

I could've sworn I left a comment, hmmm

anyways, it was along the lines of your such an inspiration to us and i wudn't know what to do w/o my blogsville family either