Dare To Dream BIG
I have a dream. Not just to get married or not fall in debt or like, get cancer. I have a dream. A huge dream. A big fat bold dream. And I believe I will accomplish that dream because I serve a big God.
I hear a lot of Christians say things like, I believe in prayer but… or yeah I have faith, but…
You believe God can heal you but He probably won’t?
I think a lot of Christians chicken out when it comes to faith. It’s easy to believe for a nice parking spot, it’s easy to believe that someday you’ll get married. But it’s hard to believe that someday will become today.
When I was a freshman in college I read a book written by a Christian who described his journey to success as a news anchor. He gave all the credit to God and said he couldn’t have accomplished anything without Him. For me, I was excited to read that. Finally a Christian who shamelessly gives God the glory. But for some, they felt insulted.
People in my class shook their heads and said things like, give yourself some credit. One boy even went as far as saying, ‘I can pray for good grades but I won’t magically make the Dean’s List.’
And I thought, of course you won’t!
Strangely enough, I agreed with him. Not because I didn’t think God would help him get good grades but because I know of the scripture James 2:17 KJV Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Meaning, prayer is not enough. You have to act on your prayers, put actions to your words.
So that young man was actually correct. You can’t just pray and have things magically fall in place, you need to work as well—though I doubt that was the point he was trying to make.
So ask yourself right now, what is your dream? What do you want to accomplish in life? If you can accomplish your dream all on your own, then its not big enough. You shouldn’t settle for just making it, you should always aim to go higher.
But V, my dream is just to be a house wife….
Ok, so be the best housewife on this earth! Work towards having the nicest house on the block, the most well behaved children in the neighborhood and the happiest family amongst all the neighbors.
Dare to dream big.
That might sound greedy to some Christians. You’re only encouraging us to ask God for money, or fame, or riches.
No. you can dream big in the spiritual realm as well.
Don’t just aim to be a plain old Christian. Be a man—or a woman—after God’s own heart. Challenge your faith! Build it up on a consistent basis. You have a responsibility as a Believer to go higher and further in every aspect of your life. You are selling yourself short and ignoring the anointing of the blood of Christ when you don’t aim to be the very best. Give God a chance to show up and show out in your life. Don’t be afraid to ask for something that sounds impossible because we serve a God who specializes in making the impossible, possible.
We serve the same God who parted the Red Sea, we serve the same King who walked on water, who met the three Hebrew boys in the flames, who healed the sick, who raised the dead to life, who raised from death to life Himself! That same man from the Bible has not changed. He still has enough power to make your dreams come true and, in fact, He wants to.
Psalm 37:4 KJV says, Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
That means, after you truly dedicate yourself to the Lord, Christ will give you the desires of your heart. The things you want! Not just the necessities. That scripture is talking about that car you’ve been eyeballing, that new house you need, or even that loan that needs to be paid off. Put Christ first and all those little things will fall in place, plus the big ones too.
I had a friend who once told me his dream was too big because he wanted to work for Google. I remember thinking, you’re a Christian, Google should want you to work for them. Not the other way around. I got scolded for having that thought, I was told I was being cocky—like, who am I to dare think that Google needed me?
I understand. Really I do, Christianity is all about love and humility anyway, right?
There’s a certain amount of pride that comes with being a child of the Most High God. There’s a fair amount of self-confidence I’m entitled to because I believe that all things are possible through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13 KJV). That means I am a light that shines brighter than any bulb you will ever find. God is with me and because He is able, I have no fear.
Dream big because you serve a BIG God who is more than able to make your dreams come true. We often lose faith because, from our perspective, it doesn’t look like there’s a way for our dreams to ever become a reality. Let’s not forget that God is still in charge. It doesn’t matter what condition your life is in, God is still more than able.
When God says it’s time for a financial blessing, he doesn’t need the bank’s permission. When He says it’s time for a promotion, He doesn’t have to ask your boss if it’s ok. God reigns in this world and as long as you have faith in Him and follow His commands, His grace and His favor will be extended to you.
I’m not promising a life full of laughs and unexplainable riches, the Word says we will have tribulation in the world (John 16:33 KJV). But it also says, yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me (Psalm 23:4 KJV). Walk through, not live there, not stay there. You go through it. Meaning, hard times will pass away. Even more than that, no matter what we face, not matter where we’re at in life, God is always with us. Even through the storm.
Sometimes when you’re facing a hard time and you call on Him, it seems like He’s not there. It seems like God’s not answering you. Whenever I feel this way I just remember, a teacher is always quiet during a test.