Hope is essential to dreaming.
Rom 15:13 NHEB Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
God if you are good why do I feel hopeless?
Have you ever asked that question?
I did. He is faithful to answer.
His answer to me was this:
Because you are thinking you need to see solutions to have hope. You just need to see Me. See Me big enough, good enough, strong enough to do what is right, what I ask you to do because it pleases Me not for the outcome, certainly not for the immediate outcome.
He reminded me of the story of three bricklayers. It goes something like this:
A boy walks past a construction site where the crew is laying bricks. He asks one worker, “What are you doing?” The worker responds that he is laying bricks. The boy watches a while longer. He asks another worker, “What are you doing?” “I am building a wall.” A little while later the boy asks another worker. “What are you doing?” The worker proudly replies, “I am builing the most amazing catherdral in the country!”
Hope builds the catherdal. Each act of obedience, small or great is laying another brick in my catherdal.
When I am feeling hopeless it is because I am taking the perspective of the first worker. I am just working, not making much of a difference. Even though I may be working hard I don’t see much progress, just more work to come.
Hope comes when I trust God. If I am obeying Him then each act is building the catherdal He has for me. A cathedral lasts for generations, standing as a testimony. My cathedral is my legacy, the testimony I will leave for generations.
I may not always see the big picture. I always know the architect. He knows what He is doing.