Are we Daydreamers?

Constructing worldly dreams and deconstructing through Scripture

DAILY DEVOTIONS

Rev. Aftab Yunis Hakim

8/20/2023

Are we Daydreamers?

Some of you say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to some city. We will stay there a year, do business, and make money.” But you do not know what will happen tomorrow! Your life is like a mist. You can see it for a short time, but then it goes away. So you should say, “If the Lord wants, we will live and do this or that.” (James 4:13-15- NCV)

Sheikh Chillie is very famous among children due to his funny stories. The main task of his motives is to build castles in the air by establishing great businesses in his imagination.

“One day his mother asked him to sell eggs in the market. As he was on his way, he put the baskets of eggs on his head and got lost in his thoughts. He thought, what if these eggs become chickens and then become hens. All the hens shall lay a lot of eggs and with those eggs, he will go in the market and sell those eggs. As he was enjoying his thoughts, suddenly the basket full of eggs fell on the ground, the eggs were ruined and he was surrounded by people laughing at him.

We frequently behave in a similar way by daydreaming and becoming lost in our thoughts, yet when we awaken from our dreaming, there is nothing we can do but feel remorse. This text also refers to a successful person who gets lost in his own thoughts while building castles in the air.

Daydreaming is when we create new things in our minds without realising that we cannot do anything without God because God controls the future.

It is important to note that if we commit anything like this, it becomes spiritual idolatry, where we take the role of God. The Bible says “Don’t brag about tomorrow; you don’t know what may happen then” (Proverbs 27:1) Jesus Christ also told the parable of the rich fool, who’s also making rich quick schemes putting God out of his strategies (Luke 12:16-20). It is good to plan, but it will soon disappoint us if God is not at the center of our plans.

How many of us plan our days in the presence of the Lord before starting each day?

The Lord's Word should be the first thing in our daily routine. In order to honour the Lord and defeat spiritual idolatry, we must humble ourselves in front of Him (James 4:10). Are we trusting Him completely in every situation or still daydreaming?

We are grateful to our heavenly Father that his plans are greater than ours. In the name of Jesus Christ, we humbly ask for your assistance in assisting us in learning about your plans for our lives before scheduling our life events. Amen.

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