Autumn Macarthur

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Discerning dreams

I read a wonderful blog post by Miriam Rockness today that spoke so strongly to issues I’ve struggled with this week.

She quotes from the book, Adventures in Prayer by Catherine Marshall. I’m posting the questions here in the hope they might help someone else discern if something they long for is truly God’s will for them.

Questions to help one determine if one’s “dream” springs from selfish human will or the will of God:

1. Will my dream fulfill the talents, the temperament, and emotional needs which God has planted in my being?

2. Does my dream involve taking anything or any person belonging to someone else?

3. Am I willing to make all my relationships with other people right?

4. Do I want this dream with my whole heart?

5. Am I willing to wait patiently for God’s timing?

6. Am I dreaming big?

I’m pretty sure reading that, where I’ve been coming unstuck is #5!

Image of road through forest, Bible verse Matthew 19:26, With God all things are possible

Author: autumn macarthur

I'm a USA Today bestselling author of Christian inspirational romances full of faith and hope, celebrating God's love as well as a man and a woman finding their happily ever after. I pray they’ll warm your heart and make you smile. An Australian transplanted to Britain, I live just north of London with my lovely but very English husband and a tribe of demanding rescue cats, in a small house with a tiny garden. For all my book news and a welcome gift ebook, sign up for my mailing list at

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