Dreamin’ & Bucket Lists

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I think we’re meant to dream. God designed us to have dreams and he puts desires on our hearts. It’s interesting to look back a few years ago when I was so consumed with work and the next promotion that I somehow stopped dreaming.  Abraham and Sarah dreamt of having a child and leaving a legacy. Joseph dreamt of freedom and being reunited with his family. Ruth dreamt of finding love again. The Bible is full of stories of people who had dreams.

My new boss is an avid reader and is always passing books on. The first one he handed to me was called The Dream Manager by Matthew Kelly and it’s a very interesting read. It helped get my creative juices going and I began to make my dream list or my bucket list. There are so many wonderful things to dream about and ways to categorize them.

I broke my dreams down into the following categories:

  1. Travel
  2. Relational
  3. Spiritual
  4. Adventure
  5. Creative/Legacy
  6. Career
  7. Physical
  8. Financial

I confess that travel was by far my largest category; I love exploring new places and meeting new people. Some categories overlap, for example: I want to go on an international mission trip, which is both travel and spiritual. I took 15 minutes and let myself dream without any editing. I didn’t hold back on the reality or odds of achieving my dreams; I just dreamed and I felt more alive than I have in a long time.

I found this website: https://bucketlist.org/featured/ which allows me to create my own “dream board” for free and browse other peoples’ dreams. It also gave me appreciation for how much God has blessed me already. Some of the things I’d done or seen were someone else’s wish. In a time when I’ve been struggling with contentment, God helped remind me that He’d been fulfilling my dreams for years and would continue to do so. Some of my dreams changed and evolved but I’ve never been dreamless.

What are your dreams? What dreams has He fulfilled for you? We’d love to hear about them so please, please share! You never know who you’ll inspire by sharing! ❤

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