Hold on to your dreams...

"Hold on to your dreams." This is a common, and fantastic, statement that has more than one meaning, and both are of equal value. When God puts a dream into our hearts we just can't let it go, but how we hang on may be surprising. 

The kind of dreams I'm referring to are God breathed, comport with scripture, glorify God and can be confirmed by wise counsel. When you land on a dream like this you just can't let it go. The most obvious way to hold on to a dream involves our commitment to not set it down, neglect it, ignore it, apologize for it, or in any way diminish that it was God-given. Any God-given dream must be taken seriously.

But there is another way we can lose our grip on a dream. Sharing it with the wrong people can steal our dream. This is what Jesus said, “Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you." Don't give a peek at your dream to people who can't or won't appreciate it. It's not our job to judge why they can't or won't embrace it. It's not our job to talk them into it. It's our job to hold on to the dream God gave us. This can barely be overemphasized. Find the right people to share your dream with. The way to handle a dream is to reserve the right to share it with those people who believe in you, who see that God is at work in you, and want to chase the dream with you.

Do a "180 Now". Turn to your dream and hold on tight. When someone wants to see it, make sure they're worthy of it. It's not being judgemental, it's called exercising judgement.

Matthew 7:6