Paster Freed used this quote from an Indian philosopher today in his blog, Jack’s Winning Words – “Reach high, for stars lie hidden from you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” (Rabindranath Tagore)
Tagore might have added, “Pray fervently, for through prayer the hidden path to your dream is revealed.”
Prayer makes you stop and think, it also makes you formulate what it is that you want God to help you with. You don’t just ask God to make your dream come true. That’s not how it works.
Perhaps the path to your dream requires only the courage to try. You can find that courage through prayer.
Maybe the path is long and arduous. God will give you the patience, perseverance, and endurance to stay the course, if you but ask.
It could be that your dream is not realistically achievable. It that case, asking God for help letting go of that dream and finding another, more realistic, dream to pursue may be the best course of action. So, maybe God’s role is similar to that of Dr Phil on TV and he’s telling you to get real. Pray about it.
Ask God for the right help and then listen in your heart for His answers. Whatever you approach it is that last part that matters the most – listen to his answer in your heart and do the right thing. Sometimes you are not going to like the answer, but you must accept it and move on. Ask for God’s help in dealing with the disappointment. You might be surprised how fast a new dream, one that you can accomplish, pops into your life.
Indeed, “God moves in a mysterious way, his wonders to perform” (from a poem by William Cowper)
So pray for God’s guidance and help with your dreams and the path will not be hidden from you.