Halfway to a Dream

Lou Lotz

READ : Genesis 11:27-32

And Terah died in Haran. (v. 32)

What are your dreams? What is God nudging you to do? When you say, “One of these days .
. .” what comes next?

Scripture says that Terah settled in Haran and eventually died there. Terah was
Abraham’s father. Haran was the halfway point between Ur of the Chaldees and the Promised

Terah gets to the halfway point, then stops. I wonder why. Did he become ill? Did he
decide that the Promised Land wasn’t worth the effort? Perhaps Haran was a pleasant place,
so why leave?

I have observed that dreams seem to be the property of the powerless. Those with power
always seem short on dreams. I think the reason why is that the powerless have nothing but
dreams, while the powerful have too much to lose. Maybe Terah had too much to lose? We
know only that Terah went halfway, then stopped. For Terah, the dream was never

I think a lot of us have settled in Haran. We stop halfway to where God is calling us. Haran is a nice place to visit, but you don’t want to live there. Take your dreams off the shelf; polish them up; pursue them while you can. We are never more alive than when we pursue our dreams.


Father, give me a vision of where you want me to go and the courage to go there.