I was born on August 28 1963 – yes I am telling you my age, but there is a reason behind this. This was the same day as Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous speech.
Is this coincidental .... personally I don’t believe in coincidence .... I only found out last year the actual date of his speech and that had a profound impact on me. I do believe that it is relevant to who I am and what I do!
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together."
Throughout his speech Martin Luther King Jr. repeated “I have a dream today!” I believe that he could visibly see what the future held. His dream was firmly implanted in his spirit, he was painting a picture of what he had envisioned this world could be like and as he passionately shared his vision with the rest of the world they began to see it too!
Each of us have passions, areas in life that we care deeply about – most of these things have been inspired by other people in our lives, some of them even from people that we have never met. Some have been inspired by the dreams we have at night (parables in the night seasons).
I have had several dreams that have been like pictures painted and imprinted in my spirit that have caused me to consider something that I had never previously thought about and as I have pondered them and began to understand the meaning of them for my life and then discovered how to apply them, many new doors have opened that are beyond the realms of ‘coincidence’.
How many of you have had dreams that have ignited a desire to bring change on either a personal, national or even global level, create or invent something new that could transform your life and others, develop a business that will profit you and generate work for others. Sometimes all you need is a 'dream today' to simply walk into the destiny that you were created for!
If you need help in interpreting some of your dreams that you know are important please feel free to drop us a line at www.dreams.org.nz and we will endeavour to help bring clarity and fresh vision so that you too can be an agent for change, whether it is simply just for you or for your community and beyond!
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