Do you have a dream so big in your heart that you are sure it would take a miracle to actually come to fruition? Do you ever let your mind just wander in the world of possibilities? What if you had no obstacles, just open doors and endless resources at your disposal? Would you be fearful then? Would you feel that you still lack in some area? Would anything still stand in your way?
I decided to write this story about dreams but really this is a story of God’s love and power. Humans find it unimaginable that God created the world let alone flesh and blood out of dust. We hear and read stories throughout the bible of miracles, signs, and wonders but wonder where that power is in our own life? We use words like omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient (all-present, all powerful, and all-knowing) to describe God yet each day we place Him in a smaller and smaller box. We may even start to believe that those dreams we once had seem silly now; even impossible so we bury them into the depths of our sorrowed soul.
I have learned that our faith truly determines our destiny. We must believe in order to receive. Our culture tells us “do more, be more, have more but the Lord says do not lean on your own understanding. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways, my ways, declares the Lord.” They are higher than our human mind can understand and He is clear throughout his word that in order to live abundantly, we are to surrender our lives to Him, for His glory. Think about it this way…. all those passions, talents, and even dreams inside of you, He placed there as part of his original design for your life. He has always known you beyond measure. I firmly believe it is about doing less and allowing God to do only what God can do. We listen for His voice as we place all of our hopes and dreams at His feet; and then we wait for His prompting. I am learning we are here to receive but it must start with a genuine relationship with our creator. I have had doors open that I could not even imagine. I was just a girl who loved to write down my thoughts and now I write for one of the biggest inspirational sites in the world. Do not give up, press into your Father’s arms.
A.W. Tozer says “Because God knows all things perfectly, he knows no thing better than any other thing, but all things equally well. He never discovers anything, he is never surprised, never amazed.”
Sometimes we can’t help but ask ourselves the question “Does God really love me?” Especially when our world seems dark and hopeless. God knows about every part of your life and what matters to you, matters to Him. The Bible has many scriptures that confirm his deep and everlasting love for us. His love is always powerful and willing to mold us into who He created us to be. When we become enlightened ( our realization of God’s love for us) we begin to change our perspective on our circumstances. Here are some scriptures that I hope will resonate within your (possibly) tired soul.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not evil, to give you a future and a hope.”- Jeremiah 29:11
“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” “For I am not persuaded that neither death nor life, neither angels, nor principalities, nor powers, neither things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, not any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”- Romans 8:37-39
Scripture says, “Ask! And it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Our Lord wants to help his children. He longs for us to turn to Him in all our needs, our wants, our desires including our dreams.
What if we decided to radically start believing that God would do the unimaginable, the impossible in our life? What if we made the decision to be deliberate in taking every part of our life including our thoughts, emotions, finances, relationships, health, and dreams straight to God as if He were our best confidant? What if we waited on Him for answers instead of moving ahead blindly with fingers crossed that we made the right decision? We are His beloved and our Lord wants to unleash His power in our lives; it is up to us to believe and press into our true identity in Christ. Then, and only then will God raise you up in ways that you could never possibly fathom. You were made by Him and made for Him. He is rooting for you all the way. Go get em!
Truly I say to 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. – Matthew 17:20
What is your big dream? Have you shared it with anyone, God included? How will inviting God into your big dream impact whether or not it happens?
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