Disappointment, failure, betrayal and a broken heart can sometimes discourage and keep us from pursuing our dreams. Another reason we stop dreaming is due to the loss of a loved one, someone who was essential to our dream. But dreams don’t have to die; we shouldn’t bury them with the person! Rather, we should honor the person by pursuing our dreams.
The story of Lazarus is a good metaphor of a dying dream. Mary and Martha lost their dream. Lazarus represented their future. He was their only brother, the first born male, the inheritor of his father’s property and name. He was to continue his father’s legacy, but he died. His death ended their father’s lineage.
Like most people, we tend to bury our dreams and hopes when it seems like they will never come to pass. However, all impossibilities become possible when Jesus enters the equation. If you allow the Lord to enter into your situation, He will resurrect your dream. The first step to resurrecting your dream is to find the place where you buried it. Show the Lord; take Him back to the place or time where you stopped dreaming, and allow Him to resurrect it.
Jesus said to Mary and Martha, “Where have you put him?” John 11:34 (NLT) Yes, where have you buried your dream? It’s time for resurrection!
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