Connecting with Suzie Eller Live Free Thursday
Growing up in Dodge City, Kansas listening to the Mama and Papa’s California Dreamin never did I dream at the age of fifteen my mom and dad would move to California. I cried the first six weeks and then….
For those of us that are Suzie Eller’s friends she gives us writing prompts or subjects each week and this week it is living fully by taking the restriction off your dreams. Some times my dreams get blocked because of circumstances in my life such as I still work.
Dreams, goals, desires how do you live fully and take restrictions off your dreams?
If you can dream it, you can do it? Walt Disney
Joseph, seventeen years old, his dreams are numerous and he shares with his father in Genesis 37: 10-11, “When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and said, “What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers actually come and bow down to the ground before you?” His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind. Did you notice the jealousy it caused. Jacob known as Israel loved Joseph more than his other sons so this did not help the situation.
Long story but Joseph went to check on his brothers and they sold him to slave traders. He becomes a servant of Potiphar. His wife wants him and when Joseph will not cooperate she yells rape and he finds himself in prison while there he interprets several dreams and finally he ends up being the right hand man for Pharaoh and ensures that he helps during a famine. His dreams comes true and his family reunites during this famine and he sees his father. What a dream to come true!
Beloved, what are your dreams? Do you want to write? There are free blogs or if you can afford a reasonable amount and want some help setting up a blog my friend Barbie Swihart Hernandez is excellent. She is responsible for my beautiful blog. I feel like a princess when I see my blog and it is because of her. Do you want to learn to dance? Do you want to learn to sing? But what would happen if you took the restriction off your dreams?
My dreams are to travel to see some of the United States? To retire. To write a book? Live life loved. What if I quit worrying about rejection and write the book? That would remove the restrictions.
So after six weeks of being in California, I met my first boyfriend, I loved that boy. Of course, in time, he broke my heart, then I met my husband, we dated in high school. My parents brought me to California, they left in 1976, I did not want to come but I am the only one left in California. I am California Dreamin.
Father God, Joseph is such a good example to us of living live fully and never giving up, he had so many times that he had reasons to give up in his circumstances but he trusted you. He had integrity and never gave up on his dreams. Let each one of us live life loved and fully seeking our dreams. You are the author of our dreams. The one who places the dreams in our hearts and brings the dreams to fruition. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
I can do all things through Jesus Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
For God did not give me a spirit of fear but of power, love and sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7