The title is probably a dead giveaway on what this post is about, but there’s nothing “dead” about it (queue cheesiness!). I felt so moved by Bridgewood Church’s message on Sunday by Pastor Dustin McClellan I knew I had to recap it for you guys!
Dreams. What comes to mind? God’s dream/will/plan for your life. What comes to mind now?
Blogging on dreams is nothing new to this site. I’ve always been very passionate on the whole “reaching for your dreams” mantra (“Living to Live for 2013,” “Journey On,” “Start With You”). I believe following any calling from Him above is of the upmost importance. After all He did create you! I also believe, however, that we’ve somewhat deteriorated the beauty of dreams and dreaming. It’s become something that only those goal oriented/dream chasers/go getters do, we devalue our ability due to past failures or possible negative outcomes, or we’re simply comfortable with a safe, no-risk life. I, for one, am guilty. Thankfully by God’s grace and goodness, He has so much more in store for all of us; more than we could ever imagine. How motivating is that? Here are some points from his message along with my own two cents. I pray this opens your mind to all that could be and revives your imagination with inspiration to all that He wants you to be.
1. Realizing God’s dream for your life
We must be one with God and His will for our life. In Proverbs 16:9 it says,
In his heart a man plans his own ways, but the Lord determines his steps.
When you know 100% what God wants you to do it changes you. All you want to do is work towards the goal He has set your heart on and whenever you don’t follow through or become prideful you take two steps back.
2. Praying for God’s dream in your life
Don’t be afraid to pray for big dreams in your life. Anything that seems to be impossible God can handle it. Ephesians 3:20 states,
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…
Remember when you were little and adults asked the classic question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Sometimes we’d give answers beyond our understanding such as “a superhero,” “an astronaut” or “the President of the United States.” I recently read a quote that said, “Children live life through the lens of the their imagination while adults live through the lens of knowledge. Knowledge has limits while imagination is unlimited.” If we’re children of God, shouldn’t we ask and believe that there are major dreams God has for us? Shouldn’t we expand our minds further than what knowledge has shaped us into? Dream hard, work harder, pray hardest!
3. Activating God’s dream in your life
Action MUST be taken! Be prepared to work. No action, no results, no rewards.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. -Colossians 3:23-24
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. -Hebrews 11:6
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. -Galatians 6:9
Listen to last Sunday’s message for yourself! Just click on the image below. Thoughts? Post your comments below or shoot me an email. I’d love to hear from you!
Our One Dream Maker,
Thank You for the dreams You have set in our hearts and the dreams we are still to realize. I pray that we will never limit these lives that You have blessed us with. May we take each day as another opportunity to truly be the people You have destined us to become. We thank you in advance for all that You will do. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.