For as long as I can remember, I have dreamed about being a runner. But because I was born with a disability, this dream never seemed to be within reason or reach. Just recently, I started listening to my heart more than to my circumstances and decided I am a runner. I started running and realized I don’t have to wait until I can run perfectly before I start running. Instead my hope can change the standard so that I can celebrate life now.
One morning I remembered a dream I had about a princess of a particular country coming to Bethel. I was asking God how it was going to happen, and He replied that it had something to do with my running dream. Later that day, I was in a cafeí telling my friend about the running dream. I took a risk and exclaimed, “I think it has something to do with this princess coming to Redding!” Just as I said that, a woman at another table turned to me, curious. “Excuse me,” she said, “I could not help but overhear you. Were you talking about this particular princess?”
It turned out that this woman, whom I had never seen before, was close friends with the best friend of the princess I had dreamt about. She said she’d love to get me connected with the princess and asked me to write down the dreams and encouraging words from God I had for her so she could send them. It’s incredible that just by sharing this dream with a friend, I am now able to share words from God with a woman of high authority and royal standing!
Now my running dream, which is probably the most unrealistic yet heartfelt dream I’ve ever had, suddenly has the potential to change a nation. This is such a powerful picture of how God loves redemption. Whoever has the most hope will have the most influence!
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