Chase Your Dreams: More than Just Planning

Have you ever been so engrossed in planning your next steps that you forgot to dream along the way? We often focus on meticulous plans, but let’s not forget that dreaming fuels our journey.

The Balance Between Planning and Dreaming

Planning is essential—without it, our lives can drift aimlessly. But planning alone can sometimes lead to a rigid path devoid of the spontaneity that dreams bring. God’s Word reminds us that dreaming has its place: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV).

Allow yourself to dream as you plan. Dreams spark creativity and open doors we didn’t know existed. While planning lays the path, dreaming fuels the journey and keeps our spirits high.

Incorporating Dreams into Your Plans

Balancing dreams with planning isn’t just ideal—it’s attainable. Here are some ways to incorporate your dreams into actionable plans:

  • Visualize Your Dreams: Picture yourself achieving your aspirations. Write them down and revisit them frequently to reignite your passion.

  • Set Goals Aligned with Your Dreams: Break your dreams into smaller, realistic goals. This allows you to see progress and stay motivated.

  • Pray for Guidance: Ask God for wisdom to align your dreams with His plans. "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans." (Proverbs 16:3, NIV).

  • Surround Yourself with Encouragement: Stay connected with people who believe in you and your dreams. Their support can propel you forward.

The Power of Dreaming Big

Dreaming big is more than a motivational catchphrase—it’s a spiritual principle. When Joshua was tasked with leading Israel to the Promised Land, God encouraged him to dream big and trust in His support: "Be strong and courageous… for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9, NIV).

Consider the possibilities that open up when you dare to dream:

  • Innovative Solutions: Dreams often lead to breakthroughs and creative solutions we wouldn’t otherwise explore.

  • Unlikely Opportunities: Dreaming cultivates a mindset open to unexpected opportunities and divine appointments.

  • Enduring Motivation: Dreams give us an emotional connection to our goals, making the journey more enjoyable and fulfilling.


Think about your current plans. Is there room for the dreams God has placed on your heart? How can you infuse your daily plans with the energy and excitement of your dreams?

Take a moment to jot down a dream you’ve set aside. What small step can you take today to start making that dream a reality?

Call to Action

Remember, we were created to dream and plan, not just one without the other. What dreams will you reignite today? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below. Let’s inspire one another to dream boldly and plan wisely!

By balancing both dreams and plans, we’ll find a richer, more fulfilling path designed by our Creator.

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