When Dreams Can't Come True
Love, Dates & Heartbreaks
July 31, 2022
I’ve never met a kid who didn’t have a dream or two, or twelve, for their future. Even if they can’t put it into words; even if their answer to the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is “I don’t know,” at some level they DO know that they want what every child wants... to belong. To someone, somewhere. We all want to be wanted.
When our daughter, Lexi, was little, she loved to dress up as a princess, playing, pretending and dreaming about her future prince. No kid dreams about growing up and being alone. Because we all want to be wanted.
But childhood dreams don’t always come true. And even if, eventually, you found your prince or princess, it probably didn’t happen without some heartbreak along the way. And we all know that even healthy relationships have their fair share of heartache.
I’m Chris Voigt, Lead Pastor at Dayspring Fellowship in Keizer, Oregon. We are wrapping up our series, Love, Dates & Heartbreaks this Sunday. Over the past few weeks, we’ve talked about loving our people the way Jesus does, and what it means to date in a different direction than our culture. But we all know that even the best relationships take work; and even when you make the effort, you don’t always get a fairytale ending. Sometimes the magic wears off, the princess stumbles and loses a shoe, or the prince falls off his horse and dreams get shattered.
Perhaps you’re facing heartbreak right now. Or maybe you’ve had more than your fair share and you’ve just decided to tap out of the relationship game. Because it’s just too hard and hurts too much. Or maybe you care about someone who’s in that place. I encourage you to join us this Sunday as we consider what God wants us to know about navigating heartbreak.
The reality is that sooner or later, in one way or another, we all face heartbreak. But our hearts don’t have to stay that way and you don’t have to face it alone.