Taking the Initiative Against Daydreaming

February 20th, 2013 by JDVaughn Leave a reply »

Arise, let us go from here —John 14:31

Daydreaming about something in order to do it properly is right, but daydreaming about it when we should be doing it is wrong. In this passage, after having said these wonderful things to His disciples, we might have expected our Lord to tell them to go away and meditate over them all. But Jesus never allowed idle daydreaming. When our purpose is to seek God and to discover His will for us, daydreaming is right and acceptable. But when our inclination is to spend time daydreaming over what we have already been told to do, it is unacceptable and God’s blessing is never on it. God will take the initiative against this kind of daydreaming by prodding us to action. His instructions to us will be along the lines of this: “Don’t sit or stand there, just go!”


If we are quietly waiting before God after He has said to us, “Come aside by yourselves . . .” then that is meditation before Him to seek His will (Mark 6:31). Beware, however, of giving in to mere daydreaming once God has spoken. Allow Him to be the source of all your dreams, joys, and delights, and be careful to go and obey what He has said. If you are in love with someone, you don’t sit and daydream about that person all the time— you go and do something for him. That is what Jesus Christ expects us to do. Daydreaming after God has spoken is an indication that we do not trust Him.


February 20, 2013

Journal Entry for Today-JDV

Lord, I truly believe that when I hear Your voice, I will act.  When I know it is You speaking to me and not my own voice,  or messages I am bombarded with daily from other sources, I have taken action. My concern is not doing what You ask of me, of avoiding daydreaming, but knowing with absolute certainty that it is You speaking to me, providing the directions. How can I be certain that it is You talking to me Lord?

And God says…”My sheep know My voice. Seek and you shall find; knock and the door will be opened. I will never leave you nor forsake you. Include Me in every part of your life for I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. When you and I are connected and in an intimate ongoing day to day relationship, you have no problem hearing my voice. Your faith and your familiarity let you know it is Me speaking. It is only when you have been “out of practice”, and disconnected that you have difficulty discerning My voice from your own voice and the cacophony of voices and messages all around you.”



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