Which are the dreams in your life that have never been fulfilled? Maybe they are promises of God that have never become a reality. Those promises also became your dream as well. But somehow, life seems to have led you in a different path.
After reaching a certain age, you have concluded that some of these dreams are no longer possible. You know that there is no way for circumstances to be reversed so that your dreams can be fulfilled.
Abraham was a man who faced an unfulfilled dream all his life. God called Abraham to go to the land that he would show to him. When he arrived in that land, God indicated to him that this is the land that will be given to him and his descendants. But they lived like foreigners in that land that was to be their own.
Several ancestors are mentioned in Hebrews 11 who lived with what seems to be unfulfilled promises.
“These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.” (Hebrews 11:13-16 ESV)
So, instead of fulfilled dreams, all you have is a mess. There are certain important aspects of your life where you expected progress, but all you see is brokenness, a mess.
When God called Abraham, his entire life changed because his focus changed. He set out for something greater than what his life could offer. Yes, he continued to live his life on this earth, but his ultimate aim was something greater, something beyond. That’s why he left the land of his ancestry. That’s why he was willing to sacrifice his only son.
Instead of complaining and pouting, try Abraham’s method. Keep looking forward to the better future that God has for you in his presence. Allow the struggles of this life to point you to that great future God has for you. Let it constantly remind you that this life is not the ultimate reality. But that there is an awesome future waiting for you in God’s presence.
Do you have the assurance of this great future with God? If you are not completely sure, I have a special message for you here at this link.
So, what is your evidence for a great future? Share it here in the comments section.
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