"God has spoken promises over you. He’s put dreams in your heart. You may think that you don't have the talent, and you may not, but God does. He’s already put your name on that dream."
The problem, Joel, is that the Bible never says for you to chase your dreams. Much of the instruction of the Bible has to do with dying to yourself and taking up your cross. The Son of Man didn't have a place to lay His head. What happened there?
Also, do not be mislead; “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9. Never ASSUME that the contents and matters of your heart are as pure as a driven snow & God is obligated to grant you the wishes born out of your selfish desires as if He was a Genie in a bottle. The heart found in carnality is narcissistic and selfish, and naturally at enmity with God; “Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.” Ephesians 2:3. You see, Jonah had a dream too but God had other plans and sent him to preach to the people he (Jonah) hated in Nineveh. Praise God for crushing Jonah’s plans/dream and enabling Him to be a part of His (God’s) plan so that lost men in Nineveh could be saved!
There is, however, hope for anyone who believes in Jesus. We no longer have to be a slave to our whims and sinful desires. There’s something much greater than our dreams, we have Him! He who bore our inequities and took them upon Himself to die on a tree so that we might be reconciled to God; not so God can grant us the whims of our petty desires but so we can take part in the majestic plan He has in place that is being carried out in the service of His Kingdom! Isn’t that more hopeful than He is going to enable my dreams? Isn’t the promise of us dying to ourselves so we can be formed into His image more supreme?
Soli Deo Glroia,
Wade C. Davis