What Kind of Dreamer Are You?

Are you a dreamer?

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What comes to mind when you hear the word “dream?”

Do you instantly recall the last bizarre tale that played on the video screen of your brain as you slept during the night? Or does a bigger picture gently come to mind. A picture of you doing something that is nowhere close to what you are doing at the present moment. A picture that, were it to move from a dream to a reality, would create a new “normal” for you.


The difference between dreamers is some dream at night while others dream during the day!

My guess is that picture is on your mind right now. Between the letters of the text of this post, your mind has over-powered your will and you are now mentally submersed in your dream.

And that’s not a bad thing.

I love to hang around dreamers! Dreamers empower me. Dreamers are always moving forward. They have a clear picture of where they are going.

Or maybe not. Some dreamers are so overwhelmed with ideas and scenarios, they almost seem lost. Now there’s a topic for discussion…getting lost.

There’s an ongoing debate in our home about getting lost. My wife believes a person is “lost” when there is 1% of uncertainty of where you are going. I contend that if I know where I am, I’m not lost. Even if where I am is not where I want to be.

Let’s apply those rationales to dreamers. Is a dreamer lost if he or she has 1% uncertainty? Are they lost if they know where they are, but they are nowhere close to where they want to be?

In this context, I’ll concede to my wife’s definition. In fact, it is a key component in moving your dream from a picture in your head to a reality in your life.

“Dreams will not thrive in uncertainty.”

Over the coming weeks, I’m going to drill down on the concept of dreams. This will not be an attempt at a psychological dissection of how our brains work, nor an attempt to interpret your dreams. I want to be a voice of encouragement to help you think about what God can do both in and through your life. Something that’s “more than you ever thought or imagined.”

I hope you will join the journey. I invite you to subscribe to my email list. That way you’ll not miss any of these installments. It’s easy and you can unsubscribe any time. (And no one will harass you…I promise!)

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