Do You Have A Dream?God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! Ephesians 3:20 (MSG)
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My youth was spent singing these lyrics, believing these lyrics, waiting to see the impossible.
As a young teen I had crazy big dreams with God.
I thought I was going to be own a huge media empire.
Then my life took some twists and turns and this dream seemed stupid, naïve, adolescent.
A decade or so later I went to an interview and God reminded me of my media dream. It had revolved around a warehouse where young people and teenagers could hang out and discover that Jesus not only loved, but liked, them.
During the interview, I was told that the set for the TV show, which I would be working on, would be a warehouse.
This was the blooming of my teenage dream into something I could never have imagined.
On the drive home, I kept saying thanks to God and laughing.
I think God was laughing too.
My dream would have reached two or three hundred kids; God’s dream reaches millions across the entire African continent.
My dreams were too small; God’s dreams were beyond my wildest imaginings.
That was the day I learnt God isn't limited by our small dreams. (tweet this)
I’ve been working there for 6 years now. It’s been hard and it hasn’t always felt like I’m living a dream. Often it has felt like hard work and sweat and tears but it’s been amazing to live a dream.
Some of the best dreams you can live are the ones you can't even imagine right now. (tweet this)
I don’t know about you but as I’ve grown older I find that I dream less.
I’m not talking about the kind of dreaming that interrupts you sleep but the kind of dreaming that hopes for the future, that wonders what God has in store, the kind of imaginings that wonder what big things God wants to do with my life.
I’ve been wondering if my lack of dreaming about the future somehow holds God back from “WOW”-ing me.
Of course, God doesn’t need my dreams to do amazing things but he does need my heart to be available to him.
Somehow I think dreaming for God is part of that. It’s part of making ourselves available to him and saying, “I’m in God, no matter what crazy plan you have up your sleeve.”
I don’t know about you but I’m daring to dream for God again, won’t you join me? (tweet this)
Are you currently dreaming some big dreams for God? If so, why not write them down and share with a close friend? If you haven’t dreamt for God for a while why not pray this prayer with me?
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