You desire truth and authenticity, the freedom to be and do you; you want enough safety to become vulnerable; you want significance. I want that, too.
Like you, I learned to be cautious and mistrustful. I am anti-establishment and ever seeking new ways.
Do you remember wanting these things? I do.
What happened? Why did you give up on these and settle into the status quo?
I know so many of you – you still value authenticity, social justice, idealism and freedom. You have not lost the fire in your hearts that cause you to work for a better world.
Dear generations in between:
You want identity, prosperity and freedom.
Do these not add up to the same things that milennials and boomers seek?
We are in this world together, searching and working for the same things.
Let’s join hearts and hands and include each other:
Boomers need you, Xers, Mes and Milennials;
I hope you recognize that you need us as well.
There is such a lie that has been promoted – Anyone over 40 is done.
No! We’re still here; we’re alive and desirous of the same things.
Instead of opposing or excluding each other, let’s come together in the unity of our ideals and searches;
Then we’ll see what God makes from all of this.
What are your dreams?
Can you think of a time when an idea, however fleeting captured your imagination? What was your response? Have you given value to what seemed like small ideas?
Do you find yourself wondering about possibilities?
God wove dreams and the ability to find them into each of us. HE always has a way to direct us to destiny and purpose. This is a foundational part of how we are built.
Make sure your dreams match who you are, not who you aren’t. I am guessing that most of us have tried to do things that really didn’t match our passions, gifting and skills, only to discover that we felt drained, instead of fulfilled.
It is appropriate to serve someone else’s dream, but only when it is what God is directing us to do at the time. Even at that, this season of service will be part of building our own destiny.
One of the most formidable barriers to realizing dreams is unfinished business, however that is being lived out. Our very freedom is taken from us; even having a sense of what we want seems to die. “Don’t decorate your cell.”
Cells can be past experiences, things we don’t seem to resolve or overcome…”
Some writing to do
1. List things you did or were interested in as a small child.
2. What are your gifts what are you doing that uses them?
3. What ideas do you have?
Lord, lift us up to Your level of dreaming.
Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
God is the Giver of dreams:
Things we would like to do;
Wishes and ideas;
Thoughts and concepts new.
Treasure and act on these dreams:
Part of God’s plan for you;
Meant for direction;
They are blessings true.
Know if a dream is shattered:
Taken away from view;
God has another,
Fresh as morning dew.
Trust in the Giver of Dreams:
Who gives more than a few
Richest life to you.
I need God most;
I experience him best
With others or alone;
At work or at rest.
In the valleys and canyons,
Where shadows grow long;
High on a mountain
When I’m filled with a song.
And on the plateau,
Where boredom seems to reign;
I need God’s presence
in joy and in pain.
I call on God’s name
Any time, day or night;
In moments of peace;
If I’ve had a great fright.
As I celebrate victory;
If I’m feeling deep loss;
When I make new plans,
And am counting the cost.
In the darkest of hours;
The happiest times.
Living in God’s presence
Makes my soul shine.