How big are your dreams? Are they within your reach? Do you see them as possibilities? I would like to challenge you today and tell you if your dreams appear to be possible to you, then you’re dreaming too small. It’s time to dream big. It’s time to dream God sized dreams. God sized dreams are those you know you can’t pull off on your own, but you know deep inside you God is calling you to go for it. They are the dreams that reach out and touch the lives of others. Dreams, if accomplished, that will have impact beyond what you can comprehend. These types of dreams are also dreams that are more for others than they are for you. When you dream like this and truly step into it, then look our world, because you’ve just taken a seat on Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.
Last night I went to a book signing of a young lady who was willing to dream such a dream. She loves teens and she loves to write. God called her to put those two together and reach for something that was beyond her, but not impossible with God [Luke 1:37]. Annie Downs’ book, From Head to Foot, released on December 7th and I believe it will impact a generation. Young girls across the globe will begin to see themselves as God sees them as a result of her willingness to dream big with God.
Joseph dreamed big and the world laughed at him, at least his world [Genesis 37:5]. Joseph believed God, even when the circumstances in his life didn’t line up with the dream. In fact, the circumstances in his life seemed to contradict the dream. Fortunately, Joseph didn’t give up and as a result he was placed second in command of all of Egypt by Pharaoh [Genesis 41:44].
In Matthew 1:20 another Jewish boy named Joseph had a dream. In it an angel told him he would be the earthly father to the Son of God. This made no sense to him nor would the story pan out with anyone else he shared it with except Mary. Joseph dared to believe the dream and he was blessed with the honor and privilege of being the earthly father to Jesus.
What are you dreaming these days? Does it seem like it will happen any minute? Maybe it is time to sit quietly with the Lord and dream a while with Him. He has great things planned for you [Jeremiah 29:11]. God dreams up the impossible for us because all things are possible with God. He is looking for bold people willing to step into dreams He is dreaming up for them. Are you willing to partner with Him? Friends, it is time to embrace and walk out Matthew 19:26 “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” Reach for the impossible and watch God move.