Keep Dreaming Big – God is Most Likely In It


shootforstarsHave you ever been told your dream is unrealistic or too far-fetched? Has anyone ever implied that you have been shooting too far above what you’re capable of or what’s possible?

I, too, once thought Who am I to think God would have something big planned for me? But God knows the desires of our hearts. And if there’s a big dream on our hearts, it’s very possible that a Big God put it there and plans to hand it to you to remind you just how big He is.

Jesus said, “All things are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9:23) and “Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it and nothing will be too much for you” (Mark 11:22, The Message).

God wants to do through you what is beyond you. That’s how He gets the glory for amazing things you can accomplish with your life. But here’s the key: It doesn’t take an amazing person to accomplish amazing things. All it takes is faith in an amazing God who can accomplish the impossible.

If God is laying a big dream on your heart, here’s how you can recognize it and be prepared to move when God says “go.”

  1. Listen to your convictions -What source of injustice has burdened your heart? What do you feel so strongly about that you must respond? These convictions come from God’s Holy Spirit, and they may be God’s voice whispering (or shouting) to your heart about what is important to Him — and what He wants to be important to YOU.
  2. Look at the assignment – If it looks too difficult, it may be from God! Frequently when God called someone in the Old Testament (like Moses, Jeremiah, Gideon or Esther) to a Big Dream, their response was “I can’t do it.” But every time, God reminded them that He knew them better than they knew themselves, and surely He wouldn’t appoint them to something that He wouldn’t enable them to accomplish.
  3. Learn to go where God leads – As you begin to notice what God is doing all around you, you will be more in tune with where God is leading you. And you won’t want to miss it. Henry Blackaby, author of my favorite study, Experiencing God, encourages followers of God to look at where God is working and join Him there. How do you know where God is working? When God starts to do something out of the ordinary. For instance:
  • When someone asks you about your faith. The Bible says that people, in general, are not interested in spiritual matters. So if someone’s asking questions, God is at work in her heart and bringing her to you for a divine appointment.
  • When there’s a need and you feel the pressing conviction that God is wanting to get the job done through you.
  • When God confirms a matter to you through His Word, through circumstances in your life, or through the advice of a trusted, Bible-believing friend.

Are you going where God is leading? Are you looking for opportunities around you that could be divine appointments? Are you seeking to be a part of the plan that your Creator has for you? If so, God is taking note of your faithfulness and He knows when you will be ready to be trusted with your Big Dream.

Take the first step toward your dream and tell me about it in the comments below. I want to be among the first to cheer you on.

Cindi
About me

Cindi McMenamin is an award-winning author and national speaker who helps women find strength for the soul. She has nearly 30 years experience ministering to women and inspiring them to let God meet their emotional needs, grow stronger through their alone times, and pursue their dreams with boldness.

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3 Comments

Chery
Reply June 8, 2014

Hi Cindi,

A great thought provoking post! Truth is, I believe God has a big plan for ALL of us. We all have a mission for Him, and from Him. A super tool for that discovery is your book, "When a woman Discovers Her Dream". A friend sent this to me and I know it is the male/female version, but the idea is the same for what you wrote above, " It doesn’t take an amazing person to accomplish amazing things. All it takes is faith in an amazing God who can accomplish the impossible."

"Peter had a temper. David had an affair. Jacob was a cheater. Noah got
drunk. Jonah ran from God. Paul was a murderer. Gideon was insecure.
Miriam was a gossiper. Martha was a worrier. Thomas was a doubter.
Sarah was impatient. Elijah was depressed. Moses stuttered. Zaccheus
was short. Abraham was old. And, Lasarus was dead...God doesn't call the qualified. He qualifies the called..."

I just ordered "Experiencing God". Thank you for that recommendation. If it's your favorite study, I need to know about it!

    StrengthSoul
    Reply June 8, 2014

    Thanks for your comments, Chery. And let me know about how you are challenged through "Experiencing God."

      Chery
      Reply June 8, 2014

      You're welcome, and will do :-)

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