God gives dreams that sometimes not ours to fulfill. Our life could be the star, middle, or a small part to something far more spectacular. We should still pursue them because they are from God. Think on this:
“And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.” ~ Hebrews 11:39-40
He was told his descendants would outnumber the sand on the seashore. He had 2 sons, one his own plan, another God’s plan. To this day, he as yet to see his dream completed.
Joseph knew God would return his people to the promise land, so he gave orders concerning his bones. His dream fulfilled by others.
David, a man after God’s own heart, dreamed of building the temple. God said no, it was for his heir to do. David took to the task of getting things ready. His son built the temple.
Daniel dreamed of his people returning. He prayed three times a day for protection and for it to happen. King Cyrus commissioned Ezra to return to Jerusalem in the year Daniel died.
Jesus called John one of the greatest prophets. He prepared the way for Christ and demonstrated humility in his mission. Beheaded, John did not get to see the Gospel accomplished on Earth.
Paul’s desired to see Israel repent and turn back to God. Even as an apostle to the gentiles, Paul invested much time and writing describing the relationship of Israel and the Church. In full confidence that both would ultimately succeed, Paul was beheaded.
Good dreams are about being and are about something bigger than ourselves. If you reject God’s dream for you because you can’t achieve it, then the dream is about you, and not God. The full and meaningful life is one where people pursue the dream God placed on their life. They do not have to be spectacular, but they do have to be fulfilled. A man who desires to have a good home and work hard is just as nobel as a preacher. Size does not matter, pursuit of God does.
The Bottom Line:
God shows who He is through the mosaic of our dreams. God being infinite uses infinite combinations of people and dreams to show who He is. The artist, the farmer, the manager, the politician (yes, they can be saved), the teacher, the tax collector, the murder they can and do show who God is. Dreams are not about what we do or have, but about what God does in and through us where we are. So, wish upon a star. Think of it this way:
“The heavens are telling of the glory of God ; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge.” ~ Psalm 19:1-2