From a very young age we have also been taught to strive for the American Dream. This so called dream basically amounts to getting through school with good grades, so that we can get accepted into a good college or university, in order to get a degree that will help us secure the right job. If we secure the right job then we will make lots of money which in turn will help us buy lots of stuff. The crazy thing is, when we die, all that stuff ends up in the dump. As I understand the Kingdom of God, this is not His dream.
What if we were to trade all this in for a life lived on mission? We live in a world in desperate need of hope. Hope is not found in stuff. Hope is not found in an illusive dream. Hope is found in Jesus. What if instead of trying to achieve the American Dream, we were committed to living out God's dream?
A better dream...
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8