Dreams are often achieved in fairy tale children’s stories and kids are encouraged to believe in them but as adults we are often told to “get real” or to “stop living in fantasy land” if we try to bring up our dreams. Why the disconnect? I’d like to suggest that not only can dreams come true in adult’s real lives but they can be even better than those iconic stories if we really do believe in what God’s plan is for us and don’t give up when the stuff that tries to get us off track gets in the way.
I was really encouraged last night while reading bible-knowledge.com after posing a hard question to God.
“Do you really promise long life to your people?”
My google search along those lines brought up bible-knowledge.com’s article “Does God Promise Long Life?”
One of the verses that I rely on in this instance is in Psalm 91:16 ‘With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
But, it seemed like there might be more to the story than that verse so I wanted to be sure I was hearing things correctly. The bible knowledge article referenced a handful of verses, all from the old testament, that support this promise but said there were requirements to be met in order to realize this promise. Mainly, it stated the requirements are:
1. The blessing is only for Jews and Christians
2. You must be fully surrendered
3. You must walk and obey all God’s ways and commandments
Read the rest of the story’s ideas here: Click here
A Shoe-Fits Mate?
So what about that dream marriage that so many people think up at a young age? Is it possible? Well, in Matthew 19:4-6 it states “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’ ? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” A mate that God brings to you sounds like a good fit to me. No cramming feet into shoes that are the wrong size.
So, what about that thing that so many strive for but have a hard time achieving, true happiness? What’s amazing is that beyond happiness, God promises joy. We are promised in Nehemiah 8:10 that ….the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Happiness is fleeting but joy remains despite what is going on in life.
So, dreams like a long life, a right fit mate and joy can come true in real life too. We just have to believe and not give up when things get tough just like in those fairy tales.