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Want to know what the Bible says about having dreams and goals? Here are 70 Bible verses about having dreams and goals from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
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Proverbs 16:3 NIV
Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
    and he will establish your plans.
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Matthew 6:33 NIV
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
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Romans 12:12 NIV
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
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Philippians 4:13 NIV
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
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John 16:33 NIV
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
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Ecclesiastes 11:9-10 NIV
9 You who are young, be happy while you are young,
    and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth.
Follow the ways of your heart
    and whatever your eyes see,
but know that for all these things
    God will bring you into judgment.
10 So then, banish anxiety from your heart
    and cast off the troubles of your body,
    for youth and vigor are meaningless.
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John 14:6 NIV
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
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1 John 4:1 NIV
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
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1 John 2:27 NIV
As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.
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Proverbs 16:9 NIV
In their hearts humans plan their course,
    but the Lord establishes their steps.
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John 14:15 NIV
“If you love me, keep my commands.
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Habakkuk 2:2-3 NIV
2 Then the Lord replied:
“Write down the revelation
    and make it plain on tablets
    so that a herald may run with it.
3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time;
    it speaks of the end
    and will not prove false.
Though it linger, wait for it;
    it will certainly come
    and will not delay.
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Genesis 12:1-3 NIV
12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
2 “I will make you into a great nation,
    and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
    and you will be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you,
    and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
    will be blessed through you.
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Proverbs 29:18 NIV
Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint;
    but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.
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Hebrews 4:12 NIV
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
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Matthew 17:20 NIV
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
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Hebrews 11:1 NIV
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
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Colossians 3:16 NIV
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
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Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.
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