Your dreams vs. God’s dreams

IT seems all self starters or risk takers are met with doubters or insurmountable challenges in life. However the ones willing to take a risk are usually the ones that go where no one else would dare. The clarifying factor though is ‘taking a smart risk’. Is there such a thing? What are your thoughts?

I think there’s a huge difference between a ‘smart risk’ and a pipe dream.

A pipe dreamer is someone who always has a new idea every day that doesn’t fit into his abilities. It may be something that sounds fun, so they take off half cocked to pursue their dreams without preparation, planning, or prayer.

Prayer? How can that be a part of a smart risk? Prayer is essential to it! A smart risk in one that you’ve meditated over, asked God guidance for, and when nudged…took the leap of faith into deep waters for your dreams. A smart risk is one that has groundwork lied out in front of you, that is there for your direction. A smart risk is one that has a clear pay off in the end, with end in somewhat immediate sight.

YOU can not risk your time and effort without having a goal/payoff! And that payoff must be reasonable, obtainable, and is that which would make an impact for others. You owe this to the ones who are supporting you through your leap.

I think I fall into the latter category. THROUGH prayer, I’ve felt God’s hand guiding me. Now how can I be sure? Will the final result be a big payoff?

No one knows the answers to these sort of questions. Only God does. My job is to continue making sure that my dreams are in alliance with God’s plan for me/my family, and continue to ask for guidance down the right path.

I’d like your thoughts. When it seems the world would say – don’t jump … it’s too risky. But God’s spirit is nudging you to take a leap — what would you do?

Do you believe in the difference between a smart risk and a pipe dream? Or do you believe they’re the same?

I recently talked with Tam, a fellow blogger, who gave me some inspiring direction. The path to the door of opportunity can be a hard one, but if it’s a door that God wants you to walk through — then you’ll find your payoff when you walk through. And you’ll look back and see how great God’s plan was all along, even through the difficult times in getting there.


12 thoughts on “Your dreams vs. God’s dreams”

  1. I’d like your thoughts. When it seems the world would say – don’t jump … it’s too risky. But God’s spirit is nudging you to take a leap — what would you do?

    I would jump and have jumped… and will continue jumping, for I cannot be content any other way…the path to opportunity is sometimes quite hard but worth it in the long run…why…because people are involved and we are His hands…His feet to be vessels out of which He can flow…I know no other way…get on the path and never give up…

    A smart risk and a pipe dream are not the same and your explanation is an excellent one….pipe dreams usually go up in smoke…they may have a pleasant smell but in the end culminate in smoke…however, I do not believe all risk we are to take seem smart…in fact, they may seem foolish for God uses those things to confound the so called wise and worldly…guess you didn’t ask for a book…lol…anyway…excellent post and excellent questions to ponder…blessings Brenda

  2. I am a risk taker – with caution! LOL I am a schemer as well – so risk taking comes easy for me. We have to be willing to be a risk taker for one obvious reason – we do not know the future so each act we take involves some degree of risk. I usually look at the risk closer if it involves a threat or impact to others.

  3. Sometimes when you make decisions for yourself as well as your family, you take risks for them, as well as for yourself. Years ago, a twelve-year-old appeared on our doorstep. She had been our foster daughter, and Lillian’s best friend, but she had gone to Texas to live with her biological mother. That hadn’t worked out. Now she needed us again. I needed to make some quick decisions. Could I risk the inevitable emotional fallout? I looked at her face, sad and angry at the same time. She didn’t want to be here, but she had run low on choices. You have to battle with your own priorities and your own values, when something like that happens, and even your own dreams. Something would have to give. I could be the very best mother, both foster and biological, and the very best wife. I could also work at my day job, that brought in necessary income. But, the book I had just finished went into a drawer, not to be touched again for over a decade. I opened the door wide and put my arms around Ashlie’s shoulders. Welcome home, daughter.

  4. No one can fight against god dreams, We have to follow gods’ wish in each situation with or without happiness so always follow the way of truth and god because god’s way is actually the way of honesty , truth and hard work.

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