As we get older, disappointment after disappointment can pile upon each other until we become so disillusioned we are incapable of dreaming. As a result we start living in a hopeless rut called life. Such an existence has little or no expectations. Such a rut is actually a grave with both ends knocked out.
The reason we often lose our ability to dream is that somewhere along the line we have allowed our learning to be a result of the retaining of negative experiences or unmet expectations rather than a focusing upon the good and the positive.
Paul in Philippians 4:13 said, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” This involves by God’s grace allowing the Holy Spirit to help us rediscover the idealism of youth and at the same time learn from our mistakes without being paralyzed by them. Jesus emphasized the need for a childlike faith that dared to believe in spite of the obstacles or disappointments.
How do we go on living in a world intoxicated by its lust for power without becoming disillusioned to the point where we no longer dream or have hope? God’s response to this world that is intoxicated by its lust for power, is…
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