Directionlessness is one of the greatest troubles of our time…
Purpose is one of my favorite topics and this episode of TBN’s Praise the Lord show hosted by the pastor of my church, Pastor Mike Hayes, is about how you can pursue purpose intentionally. I was really inspired by what he and others such as Keith Craft, Dr. Chuck D. Pierce, Isaac Pitre, and Del Way had to share:
Through any trial you’ve been through, the harvest and lives you can impact because of what you endured is greater than the dry season you experienced. You may have been squeezed by circumstances & confused by people who seemed to leave your life – but it had purpose beyond what you can see.
In my quiet time I heard “the desert purified your praise and depth of your love.” I know it’s a word of encouragement for someone else too. Restoration and new beginnings – that’s what I believe for you this year and beyond…
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
You survived and are stronger, your spirit is more resilient than you know. Suddenly surprises & the fruition of dreams & tears you sowed lay ahead…it’s winter but springs are coming, baby! Seek your Father and you’ll find Love, fulfillment, clarity, direction, new creativity & all you need… Your story is powerful and sharing it can influence the lives of many, bringing refreshing hope to others. Dreams bloom in due season for purposes deeper than you can imagine and you were made to Flourish for such a time as this – dare to step boldly into your purpose and nourish your divine dreams…
- Julene, Editor DreaminSoul.com
Below – Dream in Soul Creative Expression: Be Inspired by a Poem I Wrote As Encouragement for Dreamers On Overcoming and Understanding the Wilderness
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11
When we’re Purpose-focused we see people through the eyes of Love, recognizing & seeing the potential inside instead of rejecting the exterior & setting them aside.
We’re called to love because God sees the true heart and the backstory, while often we judge based on assumption without even delving deeper, getting to know the person or asking questions. We jump to conclusions with stones and condemnation while His focus is transformation, restoration and redemption.
Be that rare person who loves without condition or pretense – we have the power that transforms lives in our hands. We’d be surprised at the people God uses who don’t look the part and the masterpieces that can come from what looks like a “mess.” #LoveNotJudge #LookThroughHeavensEyes #EveryoneHasPurpose #LessonsFromExperience
When we dream only for what the world calls success we miss out on having a greater impact that can only manifest if we partner with the Creator…
As Spirit-led artists (in every field, not just what we usually deem as “creative”) we can intercede for Heaven to come to Earth & minister God’s heart to inspire the people around us. Eternal dreams are those that at the core focus on drawing in the lost to the only beacon of Hope.
When we allow Him to overshadow our temporary aspirations, He can flow through us to usher in a new movement of creativity that bears fruit, brings light and set captives free. In the Renaissance that He brings in this season, His Kingdom comes and Dream is done. As we create let us have an Eternal perspective and not forget the power we have access to – we are the vessels that can help bring Heaven to Earth.
If our dreams will only make an impact on Earth then we dream too small; aim for a higher, greater goal that will endure into the Eternal.
Remember that the ultimate dream that we can pursue is the Dream-Giver – He is our forever prize.