I am not by nature a visionary. I am more task driven and love to come alongside those who launch the dream. I love to contribute and get the job done.
I have found in the last few years that God is calling me to be the dreamer/visionary and to believe that He is capable of using me in ways that I may not fully understand.
In this process, I find myself pressing in all the more to trust and fully rely on Him to be my strength. When I am weak, He is so very strong.
My life testifies to the fact that:
“God chose the foolish things of the world, that he might put to shame them that are wise; and God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong…”
1 Corinthians 1:27
Are you one who dreams or do you find yourself in the supportive role of those who dream? Why is that? In my case, I had trouble being the one up front. I did not want to risk being ridiculed or worse, face failure. I did not want attention focused on me, so I always chose the position where I was supporting those already in the limelight.
This thinking limited me from experiencing the risk and growth gained from pursuing God-inspired dreams. Understanding this has been a huge step of awareness. I still struggle with being the person “up front” but God equips me supernaturally when I am in that role.
Since we launched this blog, I have stepped into so many new experiences. God continues to open doors of opportunity and I keep showing up, willing and eager to serve Him.
Recently, my sister and I shared our stores on behalf of Care Net at a local church. I was calm, relaxed and really enjoyed speaking to this friendly congregation. The passion of sharing our story and God’s amazing work of redemption supersedes any of my insecurity.
There is an urgency today that we set aside our insecurities and step into all that God has prepared for us. Peter puts it this way:
That’s when Peter stood up and, backed by the other eleven, spoke out with bold urgency: “Fellow Jews, all of you who are visiting Jerusalem, listen carefully and get this story straight. These people aren’t drunk as some of you suspect. They haven’t had time to get drunk—it’s only nine o’clock in the morning. This is what the prophet Joel announced would happen:
“In the Last Days,” God says,
“I will pour out my Spirit
on every kind of people:
Your sons will prophesy,
also your daughters;
Your young men will see visions,
your old men dream dreams.
When the time comes,
I’ll pour out my Spirit
On those who serve me, men and women both,
and they’ll prophesy.
I’ll set wonders in the sky above
and signs on the earth below,
Blood and fire and billowing smoke,
the sun turning black and the moon blood-red,
Before the Day of the Lord arrives,
the Day tremendous and marvelous;
And whoever calls out for help
to me, God, will be saved.”
from the Message Acts 2:14-21
“So long as breath remains in our lungs, untapped potential lies inside us, waiting to be released. The reason we are still alive is that we are carrying something inside us that this generation needs.” -Wayne Cordeiro
“Your big dream always lies outside your comfort zone. You have to choose between your dream and comfort.” -Bruce Wilkenson
What do you need to step into this week? What dream has God placed in your heart? Ask Him to reveal it. Then be prepared to move.
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