In Daniel chapter 2, King Nebuchadnezzer woke up one morning knowing he had a dream. It was a troubling dream – maybe a nightmare. The problem was that he couldn’t remember what it was. Maybe you can identify with his situation.
He was determined to find out what the dream meant, so he called the various magicians, astrologers, and sorcerers to come. He demanded that they figure out what the dream was and then tell him what it meant. They, of course, felt that this is a setup – how could they possibly know what the dream was?
The prophet, Daniel, was able to go to the king and, with God’s help, deliver what the king required. He recounted the dream. Then he told him what the dream meant.
In life, we need to know what our dream is. As kids, we have great dreams of what we want to be or what we want to do with our lives. Somehow, as we grow up, we lose touch with those dreams. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. The bad part is that it doesn’t get replaced by a new dream.
Jon Acuff’s book “Quitter” speaks about making the change from your day job to your dream job. I told my wife I got the book, and it scared her a little. She felt better after I told her that his first piece of advice was to not quit…yet. His book also helps to clarify and understand what you dream really is.
Dan Miller also speaks about this a lot. It seems that his life is centered around helping people find their dream and work to transition into it.
We need to look at our life and really see what our dream is. Only then can we take that dream and try to do something with it. Without it, we wake up feeling that something is going on, but we can’t quite figure it out.
Here are three simple tips I’ve gleaned about finding your dream:
1. What is it that gets you excited?
2. What is something in your past that you were good at and enjoyed doing?
3. What do you look forward to doing now that you have talent in?
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