At this moment I have many unfulfilled dreams. Dreams for my children, dreams for my marriage, dreams for my ministry. Some seem attainable, some beyond my wildest imagination. But I have dreams.
Have I been disappointed because a dream has not come to pass? You bet. Has it made me timid about dreaming? Yep! But God seems to keep giving me dreams. Yesterday, I was minding my own business and He began to put another wild, beyond anything I would ever think about, beyond what I can comprehend, way beyond my abilities to make happen, dream on my heart. So I dream.
God is teaching me that there are two things I must do while I’m waiting to see my dreams fulfilled.
1. Do something to move toward your dream. Do not despise the days of small beginnings. David learn to lead by shepherding sheep, Joseph learn to administrate while a slave and a prisoner, Daniel learned to interpret dreams while in exile, Joshua served as an assistant for 40 years before any walls came tumbling down. That seemingly insignificant task, may very well be the key to your breakthrough.
2. Rest in God’s faithfulness. No one would have blamed David if he had killed Saul. He was given the opportunity twice. David had been anointed King. Saul was out of control. It seemed logical. But David refused to take the kingdom. He trusted God would give it to him. Your dreams will come true, but not by might, nor by power, but my Spirit says the Lord. Stop striving to make your dreams come true. Just faithfully do what God has called you to do and trust His word that says your gift will make room for you.
I’m committed to dream again! I’m willing to risk disappointment. I’m committed to being faithful in the little things. I’m determined to trust God in the middle of small beginnings. I’m going to do what I can do in the natural and I’m trusting God will do what only He can do in the supernatural! I’m going to dream!
Then he said to me, “This is what the LORD says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” (The seven lamps represent the eyes of the LORD that search all around the world.) (Zechariah 4:6, 10 NLT)