Our dreams. Some are still dreams. Some dreams may have been fulfilled. Some dreams may have even changed. Sometimes those dreams have become even better than we could have imagined.
How does the aspect of dreams and bridges connect to our faith?
Before I started my career, I read a book that connected my passion for faith to the workplace—Your Work Matters To God by Doug Sherman and William Hendricks. The book challenged me greatly and gave me a passion for viewing my vocation and work roles as opportunities for ministry. This is a reason I am so passionate about connecting our lives to a pursuit of excellence and faith. The book is filled with Scriptures that explain that work is God’s idea (Genesis 1), and it is to be viewed as a blessing and a gift from God (Ecclesiastes 3:13).
Recently, I was given a challenge from Philippians 1:1, “Am I a [insert your work role] who is a servant of Christ, or am I a servant of Christ who is a [insert your work role]?” Interesting way to connect your role at work to your faith, would you agree? How would answer that question? It is another way to show that every aspect of our lives, everything we do, is a bridge to faith and excellence.
There were dreams that I had over the years. Many were fulfilled, and many were not. And many went above and beyond anything I could imagine.
Even if you have a dream not yet fulfilled, it could be that God has something greater in mind.
Ephesians 3:20 (AMP) says that God “is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us,” and He receives all the glory. Amen.
Father, thank You so much for giving us the privilege of worshipping You as we work. May we see our workplace as a blessing, and may we pursue excellence as we serve You. In Your name, Amen.