To the Dreamers
What dreams are in your heart? What vision has been placed in front of you?
I’m a dreamer- a big dreamer. I dream constantly of the things I can do for God, for people, and for the world. My heartbeat is the leave a legacy that is bigger than myself, that is as big as the God I serve.
As a Christian, I’m a firm believer that as we serve and follow God with our whole life, He will place dreams within our hearts. God has a plan and a purpose for your life, and He created you for good works. He has a purpose that you were designed for. Who you are can shine bright for His purposes on the earth. He wants to use you to discover those plans, and to make an eternal impact on this world.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
Will you join Him in that journey?
Discovering Gods plans for your life starts with surrender. It starts with confessing your sins before God, and admitting you need a Savoir. It starts with telling God you can’t live life on your own, and you need Him. I came to a crossroads in my life where I was fed up with trying to do things my own way. I told God, “do whatever you want with me.” That was my moment of surrender- when I gave up my dreams, my plans, my wishes, and my desires.
Did everything fall perfectly into place after that moment? No, not at all. But my heart was set on fire for a passion for Jesus. I didn’t know I could experience Gods love in such a way, but I did. I didn’t know there was more to life than what I was experiencing, but there was. My moment of surrender to Jesus was a reluctant one. As I think back, I remember I did it in a moment of confusion and frustration. There were things in my life that weren’t lining up the way I wanted them to, so for months I was mad at God. I was angry with God. But even though I was upset with Him, I came around, and gave up. That’s exactly where He wanted me. God wanted me to give up all my plans so I could discover His (which are far greater than anything I could of dreamed of).
I just mentioned in the sentence above about how there were things in my life that weren’t lining up the way I wanted them to- that right there ladies and gents, was my plans. I had plans for my life, and I was determined to make them happened. But as I pursued those dreams, they fell apart. Many times in life we mistake our plans for Gods plans, and that’s exactly what I did. I had my own desires and I slapped a big old GOD label on them. But when those things didn’t come through, I blamed God for it. But in reality, those plans I had were never from God. How do I know that? Because once I surrendered all to Him, He took me on a whole new direction.
My point in all of this: Dream. Dream big. Dream dreams that challenge you. But, make sure your big dreams are aligned with your Creator’s. Your dreams will never fulfill your soul- that is Gods role. Fulfilling dreams is a wonderful thing to accomplish, but apart from Jesus, it is all meaningless.
“Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.” Ecclesiastes 12:13