How does a dream begin? Dare to look back on your life and think of your greatest dreams. We must begin back where we started at times especially if you or I are at a loss for new dreams to be found. When our remodel project began, I did not know that was truly a dream of mine. At the time, it was more of my husband’s.
The start to our dream began with me saying, “I think you need to put a bit of money on something you think is needed.” This dream started small, and it began with a closet and the laundry room rebuild needless to say. Gratefully, the dream is for the most part complete outside of decorations and curtains.
The demolition is never the greatest part of the project, and at that time it felt like a “natural disaster.” It was at the demolition stage that I became the most out of touch and wanting to take control of a dream that I was not gifted to complete. Truly, the responsibility of the execution of this dream was my husband’s since he has the construction background. So, we talked about the closets as I wasn’t exactly sure what he wanted to do with them. Just brainstorming about the closet, it occurred to us that we rarely use our dining area which is ill-equipped without enough seating for our family of five.
Soon we were planning our kitchen remodel, and oftentimes, a dream begins just like that. For me, I believe everyone has unique God-given talents that each has been given for work , and what I liked most about this project is that even though I do not have my husband’s construction talent, I was happy to complete tasks with him that allowed me to share a dream with him that I could not have shared had I not been open enough to learn some new interests like home design and decoration.
The process of this dream was a long one especially at the demolition stage. Just being a part of it taught me how to exercise a lot more patience remodeling, which had never been a natural talent of mine. Remodeling is not for everyone, but dreaming is. I hope you have a dream that you think God and his son would be hoping that you would pursue. I know God truly does care so much about the way he designed us.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen” Ephesians 3:20-21