Throughout the Bible God uses ordinary people to share His dream and plans with the world - Mary, the pregnant teenager; awkward, stuttering Moses; a crowd of scruffy fishermen from Galilee. In one story this mismatched bunch of scruffy fisherfolk have been fishing all night and caught nothing. Jesus tells them, 'Do not be afraid. From now on you will catch men' (Luke 5:10 NKJ). And they did. The massive worldwide Church sprung from the lives of those twelve guys.
So, we can just have huge dreams and God will make them happen? Not quite. Paul tells us that because Jesus died for us, '... you are not your own; you were bought at a price' (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV). We can't just come up with any old dream and run off with it hoping God will come round to the idea. Giving our lives to Jesus means that we give Him our dreams and our visions too. And, does that mean Jesus is going to take all of the fun out of your dreams? Not necessarily. Putting our dreams in God's hands, trusting that His plans for us (and His perspective on our plans) really are best for us, keeps us rooted in plans that are good. It also keeps us in plans that He's interested in, which means He's going to be putting some serious power behind making them happen.
So what now? Over the next week keep a notebook with you, write down your dreams. Pray those things through a week from now, and see if you can find where God's taking you.
Soulfood : Num 32:25-33:56, Luke 9:34-45, Ps 134, Prov 4:5-13