Watered Down Dreamer
July 14, 2011 Comments Off on Watered Down Dreamer
Observe therefore all the commands I am giving you today, so that you may have the strength to go in and take over the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, 9) and so that you may live long in the land that the LORD swore to your forefathers to give to them and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey.
~ Deuteronomy 11 : 8 – 9
Throughout our life, God blesses us with snapshots or glimpses of what his calling is for our life. Sometimes you may be sitting somewhere and be seeing a glimpse of the future in your mind or you may notice that you easily excel in a certain area. Other times, you have to heavily pray for God to reveal his vision for your life.
The vision that you cast for tomorrow is the lifestyle that you need to be living today. Meaning, if you know what you want to do in your future you need to live to prepare for that life. If you want to be an olympian, you’re going to have to prepare and train everyday- not just the day before the race.
Once you have your vision, write it down. What is God speaking to me? What is He calling me to do? What hurt in the world do I also share and want to fix for others?
If the size of your vision isn’t intimidating to you, then it’s an insult to God. You weren’t created to merely live, but to thrive in this world as a bright light for Christ- not just exist and make a few dollars here and there. The secret to having a God-sized vision is that it is going to take God to physically intervene in your life to accomplish the vision. You don’t want to have a vision that you can accomplish without God because you will never depend on him.
The #1 reason that I see people’s life crashing and going upside down is because they get the vision for their life, but then begin to attribute their success in themselves rather than God. Meaning, they begin to water down or dilute their God-given vision with their own desires, wants, and needs for their life.
We don’t have the blueprints for our life, but that’s the way it needs to be. If we knew everything for our life, we would begin to become obsessed with the plan rather than the Planner who has our entire life planned for us.
So, you think you’ve got the vision for your life? Here’s what you need to do:
- Be willing to serve others visions first before you ask for help with yours
- Understanding that it’s not about what you can do, but what God can do through you!
- Be Humble. Always!
- Continue to reinforce your calling in life with bible verses, often.
- Live for tomorrow today!
- Understand that life will dilute your vision if you aren’t careful, protect it!
- You never need anyones permission to serve God, except God!
~ John 14 : 21