“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,” Ephesians 3:20
“For no word from God will ever fail.” Luke 1:37
“ ‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” Mark 9:23
“The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24
Dare to Dream
I used to pride myself on being a realist, someone who wouldn’t dare spend valuable time dreaming. However, that was life before Jesus, and of course, our Savior is much too kind to allow us to live a life without dreams.
In fact, sweet mama, did you know that Jesus Himself put those dreams deep inside your heart? You know, the dreams you wouldn’t dare say out loud, the ones you brush to the side and say to yourself…“impossible.” Luke 1:37 tell us, “For nothing is impossible with God.”
In Jeremiah 29:11 God tells us, “‘For I know the plans I have for you’ declares the Lord ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” He is telling us that nothing is impossible with Almighty God and reminding us that His plans for us are good and infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, and hopes.
You see, those big dreams we have, He gave them to us. I like to call them “God dreams” because they are dreams so big that if God isn’t in them, we will fail. That’s how we know they are from Him. Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life, says,
“The first thing God does to build your faith is to give you a dream. When God wants to work in your life, He’ll always give you a dream—about yourself, about what He wants you to do, about how He’s going to use your life to impact the world.”
If we look to God’s Word, we see Him giving His people dreams to stretch their faith again and again. God gave Noah the dream of building an ark, Joseph the dream of being a leader who would save his people, and Abraham the dream of being the father of a great nation. That is just to name a few. God uses dreams.
I once heard Christine Caine say that, “Life is too short, the world is too big, and God’s love is too great to live an ordinary life.” Sisters, know this. Believe this. How different might our world look if we as women of God stepped out in bold faith, believing that the One who gave us these beautiful, scary, big “God dreams” would be faithful to complete them? And what if the generation behind us saw their mamas doing just that? After all, Meg Meeker says that “the most powerful way to teach a daughter how to enjoy her life and find her true purpose is to let her see her mother do the same.”
Believe, sweet mama. Grab hold of these dreams and don’t let anything or anyone shake them from you. Remember, they are from your Father. Keep in mind the children in your home who are watching you. Step out in bold faith, and ask God daily what the next step will be toward your dreams.
Know This: All of us at the Help Club for Moms are believing with you. We are asking God to stir up “God dreams” in His daughters. We believe He will not only stir up dreams, but He will also be faithful to bring them to fruition.
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