“Sometimes we have the dream but we are not ourselves ready for the dream. We have to grow to meet it.” ~ Louis L’Amour
Has God given you a vision so grand, a dream so dreamy, a hope so lofty that before you even attempt it you're overwhelmed by it? Measuring all of your weaknesses and short-comings, lack of talent, credentials and abilities against it, do you squelch the flames of expectations and glimmers of fulfillment with buckets of doubt and fear?
So often I see a goal and am eager to conquer it, to jump in head first only to find the water is shallow?! I bump my head against the water floor and coming up with a smarting headache, I think to myself , "It's too much! I can't do it!", when what I really need to do is to ease into the water, one step at a time, submerging myself an inch at a time.
See God didn't give you a dream that you were going to fail at. He's not that kind of God. In his immeasurable love and generosity, he has given us glimpses of what He can accomplish through us if we let him. That doesn't mean that we jump on board, knocking Him out of the driver's seat and take the reigns! And yet that is what we assume. That He wants us to figure out how to get to that destination, all on our own, without a road map and little help from Him.
Not true! Our loving Father wants nothing of the sort. His heart's desire is YOU! To spend time with you, journey with you, to bless you, to be weaved and intertwined in every aspect of your life, and to see you fulfill the purpose He intended for you.
That dream you dream was authored by God almighty. Ingrained in your DNA when you were in your mother's womb and stamped with heavenly approval before you breathed your first breath!
You don't need to await God's okay on the matter, you don't need to pray that it happen one day. From the day He first thought you into creation, your life's purpose, your deepest rooted desire for His Kingdom and glory, the vision that you desire to see realized, was sanctioned and blessed.
So why are you hesitating? Grab tight to the hand of God and walk with Him. Let him take the reigns, so that He can complete through you His grand plan for this generation.
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13
Before I formed you in the womb I knewt you, before you were born I set you apart Jeremiah 1:5