Sometimes I lose interest in my God-sized dream. I lose my passion. I get tired of thinking about it, taking feeble steps that seem to lead me nowhere. I get worn down.
Maybe my God-sized dream isn’t worth all the effort?
Other times I lose sight of my God-sized dream. I can’t see it or feel it or touch it our taste it anymore. I can’t remember where it began…where I’m going with my dream…I can’t really picture it.
Have I lost my vision of my God-sized dream?
Discouragement can set in too…often from the outside. A friend who wants a status report seems disappointed when I update her on my progress (or lack of it). When I air my frustration with my God-sized dream, a family member comments,
“If your God-sized dream makes you so miserable, why bother?”
And sometimes, it’s just me. I’m distracted by the paid work I must do. I attempt to check something off my God-sized Dream To-Do list and I just can’t seem to get to it.
Why do I keep this dream on my plate when I have so many other things to do?
Then I have a light-bulb moment.
I haven’t been plugged in! I’ve been relying on my limited power when I have the God of the Universe available to me.
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him
who called us by his own glory and goodness.
2 Peter 1:3 (NIV)
My God-sized dream is really not about me and my vision…It’s about God and His plans, not just for me, but for me in the context of His bigger greater eternal plans. (Wow…that could overwhelm!) (<==== Click to tweet)
For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie.
If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.
Habakkuk 2:3 (ESV)
I’m looking to others for approval and cheerleading…But God is the ultimate lifter of my head, He is the sustainer of my dreams. (<==== Click to tweet)
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31 (NIV)
My God-sized dream requires patience and trust on my part…and not in my dream, but in the Dream Giver. His timing is perfect and He knows the beginning from the end. He has my best in mind and He alone is able to do more than I can ask or imagine. I just have to believe, in very small measure!
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)
It’s frustrating to me that after all these years, I can still neglect my Power Source. God is ready, willing, and able to fulfill His perfect plans in and through me. And my part is pretty simple, but somehow not easy. I must come to Him, I must make myself available to Him, listen to Him, believe Him…I must “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to me as well.” (Matthew 6:33…my scripture for 2014).
How about you? Are you plugged in? How do you keep going with your God-sized dream?
Shared by: Elise Daly Parker
Photo Credit: Christopher “Rice”, Creative Commons