Fantasy versus Dreams… Hope ?!
During a session of small group coaching, I was talking about the difference between fantasy and dreams. I made an observation that was fascinating to me: perhaps HOPE is the only thing that distinguishes fantasy from dreams!
Now, I’m not talking about the dreams we have while we are asleep. I’m referring to the ones that have to do with our life’s purpose and our future goals. Amazingly our dreams have the power to make our reality. They are founded on the expectation of a better future and provide us with a sense of direction and purpose.
Fantasy Versus Dreams
Fantasy often is dissatisfaction with reality, while dreams create it.
Fantasies frequently focus around trying to satisfy our own lust. Fantasies are from self and for self. Dreams, on the other hand, are passion for improving our lives and/or the lives of those around us. And for this reason, having life dreams and vision is crucial. Without the feeling of direction, we only drift aimlessly like a car without a steering wheel. When we have a dream, we are more motivated, concentrated, and there is something to look forward to. Our dreams make life.
Vision and Hope
Looking back at my original thought: Is HOPE the only thing that distinguishes fantasy from dreams! I believe yes. As I see it, fantasy defers hope which makes our heart sick, and dreams renew our strength infusing us with living hope.
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
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