This time of year, my mind always goes to the start of a new year. I find myself reflecting on what I’ve accomplished and looking ahead to the things I want to do. Call it the planner in me. This year is a little different though because it hit me the other day that in a couple months, we will enter a whole new decade. Isn’t that crazy? It has been almost 20 years since folks were freaked out about Y2K and stocking up on water and nonperishables because we were afraid computers were going to shut down at the stroke of midnight in 2000 and we wouldn’t be able to buy or do anything for days. It’s funny in hindsight, but back then, we were so serious and so scared.
With a new decade approaching, and before the madness of the holiday season erupts, now is a good time to take stock of your dreams. Have you accomplished the things you set out to do in 2019 or in this decade? If so, that’s great. If not, it’s not too late to get started. Here are a few scriptures about dreams to help get you on the right track.
And the LORD answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.
For nothing will be impossible with God.”
I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you.
A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before the great.
Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.