[Five Minute Friday] Dream

I don’t dream at night. No winter wonderlands, no nightmares.
But I certainly have dreams.

I used to dream of becoming famous. Someone people would recognize on the streets.
I used to dream of becoming a professional musician and touring the world.
I used to dream of being someone people look up to.
I used to dream of being married to a handsome man by the age of 25.
I used to dream of being and doing so much more.

What material are dreams made of?
When is a dream a dream and when is it just a simple illusion?

I guess we need to live in order to find out.
We need to run with an idea and see how far we can get.
We need to allow a vision to flood our veins with energy and adrenaline to keep us going.
We need to stumble and readjust our view.
We need to watch a dream shatter at the rocky shores of life, say goodbye to mere illusions and overrated expectations.
We need life to refine our dreams and reveal their true nature.

We need to go through this process of running, falling and seeing clearly.
In the midst of it we might discover that dreams are still there.
That new dreams are birthed in unexpected places.
We might encounter the One who has dreams for us, had them all along, and will never give up on us trying.
We might find that our dreams have a perfect place in the bigger picture.

You can’t measure a dream.
But if we allow the master to dream for and with us we might see them unfold right in front of us.

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As always, linking up with Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday peeps today!

Author: Katha von Dessien

Teacher. Believer. Third Culture Kid. World Traveler. People Lover. Writer.

8 thoughts on “[Five Minute Friday] Dream”

  1. Yes, I also struggle with discernment sometimes. Maybe the only way to find out is to really start walking into a certain direction and see how far you can go…Best of luck with dream-chasing!

  2. “But if we allow the master to dream for and with us we might see them unfold right in front of us.”

    I love this line! Sometimes I get so wrapped up in my own worldly dreams that I forget there is One who has a plan and who has dreams for us.

  3. This is beautiful, Katha. Funny that you don't dream at night either! That's good wisdom: sometimes we have to run with an idea and find out what happens. I have so many different dreams that sometimes its hard to discern which ones I'm really supposed to go for! 🙂

  4. I especially love this line: “We need to watch a dream shatter at the rocky shores of life, say goodbye to mere illusions and overrated expectations.” Sometimes the shattering of dreams can be a pathway to the most painful freedom possible!

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