When Dreams are Delayed

Edmund Hillary was born in 1919. He grew up in Auckland, New Zealand, and always had interest in climbing mountains. After climbing several mountains in New Zealand, he went to the Himalaya Mountains, where he climbed 11 different mountains above 20,000 feet. In 1951, Edmund Hillary joined a British Team who was trying to climb the Mt. Everest, but they failed. After a time, Edmund Hillary came to the USA to give a conference at a university. When he entered through the main hall of the university building, to his surprise, there was a large picture of Mt. Everest painted on the wall. He stood in front of the picture for a while. And then he said: “You have already grown everything you could grow… I still have a lot to grow.” Six months later he reached the top of Mt. Everest — the highest point on earth. His dream had come true.

Many have left their dreams behind. They have become nightmares. Many have made a funeral service of their dreams. The dreams we are talking about are more than illusions or fantasies. The dreams we are talking about are inspired by God and his purpose for our lives. These dreams bring meaning to life because they take us further than we can even think or imagine. These dreams motivate us to continue even in the face of difficult.

Perhaps you have dreamed, and difficult circumstances have fought against you, trying to make you give up. Dreams are sometimes postponed or delayed because God has a more important dream to fulfill in our lives. So, be still and stay calm. Believe God is using this time of delay to work his dream in you.

David wrote in Psalm 27:13-14 “I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the Lord.” God wants you to get where God wants you to go more than you want to get where God wants you to go! So, take a deep breath, enjoy the journey, and know that God will get you there when you’re ready to get there. Don’t give up! Continue to DREAM! Be bold in your dreams trusting in God, and in His timing.

Pastor Norberto Obermann