So, here we are—day four of our 21-day challenge. Today, I want to share one of my all-time favorite movie lines with you: If you build it, they will come. Actually, the original line is, “If you build it, he will come.” It was from the movie Field of Dreams, by Phil Alden Robinson. The funny thing is, I must have quoted that line over 500 times, yet prior to tonight, I had never seen the movie. We’ll come back to that.

Yesterday, my morning got off to a slow start. You know those days?! The mind runs in overdrive, and the body moves in reverse. It wasn’t that my alarm didn’t go off. I just could wake up. After the third time hitting the snooze button, I finally staggered out of bed. As I prepared for my day, I thought about the dreams that God placed on my heart. In the natural, many of them appear to be light years ago. Many require lengthy preparation. A part of me felt disheartened by the enormity of the tasks that needed to be completed. It was in that moment that God nudged my heart. “If you build it, they will come.”

A few months ago, a friend invited me to a Bible study at her home. I knew that she generously provided food for those who attended. So, on the way, I decided to pick up a snack. When I arrived at her home, she graciously thanked me, but told me that there was an abundance of food. That night, the Bible study had more guests than anticipated. The food was just enough. Immediately, God laid on my spirit, “If you build it, they will come.” A few weeks later, I attended the same Bible study. I arrived significantly late. Most people were already there. All the seats were filled. Moments later, another young woman arrived, and she brought several chairs. Needless to say, by the end of the night, all the additional seats were filled as well. Again, God reminded me that, “If you build it, they will come.”

Tonight, I decided to finally watch the movie Field of Dreams. Needless to say, I was completely inspired. “If you build it, they will come.”

Sometimes, we think that we have to have life all figured out before we can make a move. Sometimes, we have to move AND THEN the pieces of the puzzle will fall into place.

One of my childhood dreams has been to write and direct a local theater play. Well, last year, God made that dream a reality, and it didn’t happen overnight. In 2009, I was asked to present to a group of teens. In 2013, an opportunity presented itself to work with the same organization. Later that year, God laid it on my heart to write a screenplay. When I started, I had no venue, no actors and no resources. All I had was a dream. By the time I finished. I had over 100 teen actors. I had a 900-seat theater that was provided free of cost, and I had a few sponsors. On March 28, 2014, my non-profit organization presented the play, What is your Status: An HIV Awareness Story, for an audience of over 600 people. The point of the story is that God is good all the time, and He is ALWAYS faithful!

As we lean into God’s presence today, I challenge you to ask Him how to build your field of dreams. What dreams has God placed on your heart? Maybe He told you to start a company. Be bold. Register the name with your state’s Division of Corporation. Secure the web domain. In this next few days, let us activate our faith. If you build it, they will come!