Do you ever doubt God’s ability to do the impossible in your life? I know I do. I have doubted His love for me, His call on my life, and even His goodness at one time or another. I am certain I am not alone. It takes courage to live a life of faith, and I am not always courageous. Andy Stanley compares courageous leadership to taking a walk in the dark. When I take the posture as the one being led, I am reminded to slow down and ask God for help.
I believe God has uniquely created you for such a time as this. He has placed dreams in your heart that He wants to amply supply for. Are you pursuing those dreams? If yes, high five! Keep going! If not, what is stopping you? Are you finding it difficult to discern between God’s will and yours? Ask Him to illuminate your path and to reveal your first step. Perhaps you are paralyzed with fear, unable to take that first step? Courage is not the absence of fear, but the choice to move forward in spite of that fear. It is called walking in faith, and you, my friend, have what it takes.
When you dream with God, do not expect Him to give you the whole plan. Ultimately He wants to be close to you, and that is exactly what faith does. It pulls you near and reminds you to stay dependent upon Him. As you allow Him to lead and set the pace, you can be confident He will guide you step by step. As you move beyond your comfort zone and begin doing things through His strength, you are entering into miracle territory. This is where you will begin to experience the impossible in your life. Reject the notion that your dreams will be built around your abilities. The truth is, they will be built around His. God is able to do anything you know, far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams. Will you let Him?
Reflect and Respond:
1. Do impossible dreams excite you or make you uneasy? Talk to God about these feelings in a journal.
2. Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” Practice spending time in God’s Word every morning. Start with ten minutes in Psalms to get your feet wet.
3. As you begin to hear from God, obey Him quickly and completely. Keep a journal of what He is saying to you.
Encouragement: God has put greatness in YOU! The plans He has for your life, far exceed anything you could possible dream of. Reach out and grab hold of them!
Recommended Resources: The Artisan Soul by Erwin McManus. Daring Greatly by Brene’ Brown. The Circle Maker, by Mark Batterson.