I believe it’s possible to be trapped in a fantasy. In today’s society, so many of our interactions occur through media platforms. We text, tweet, call, facetime, and post. This digital world can create unrealistic expectations. We constantly see and hear everyone’s highlight reels. We compare the Instagram and Facebook versions of people’s lives to our own real experience. One of the dangers of this media-driven world is getting lost in a fantasy that doesn’t exist. For example, I hear many youth reference Instagram famous couples and how cute they look together. They long to find that person they can travel the world with and post pictures that get likes and comments. However, those “famous” couples do not post their fights. They don’t post the hard times, the conversations that were difficult, or the compromises they have had to make to get to where they are today.
When we are dreaming for our lives, we need to make sure that we aren’t trying to live in a fantasy world. Having the wrong expectations can be one of the biggest hindrances to accomplishing the dream that God has placed on the inside of you. You can miss out on an incredible opportunity because it doesn’t look EXACTLY how you had imagined it. You THINK it has to unfold in a particular way, so you pass up a moment that could lead you to your destiny. God doesn’t want you to live in a fantasy. He is not the God of the fairytale. He isn’t going to take you to your promised land the way YOU think it has to be done. And He certainly won’t take you to your promised land based on what is trending in the media. Don’t lose your head in the clouds. God isn’t looking to bless your fantasy, He’s looking to bless your reality.