Do you have a dream for your life that is so big it seems nearly impossible?
I call that a God-sized dream… and I believe God drops those dreams into our hearts to show us a glimpse of what is possible when we trust him completely. My God-sized dream was dropped into my heart at an altar when I was just 19 years old. It was like God pulled back the curtain just a little and let me see myself years down the road. At that moment I knew that it wouldn’t come to pass overnight but if I trusted God and lived out my life in obedience to him, someday it would happen.
But every God-sized dream begins with simple steps of obedience. Moments when we step out of the comfortable life we’ve made for ourselves and follow God into unknown territory. This is where he grows our faith and teaches us to trust him. Little by little along the journey over the last 25 years God was leading me into situations that would stretch my faith and increase my capacity. I shared some of my recent struggles with Abby Paterson in an interview at Crossroads TV… you can watch the interview here on my facebook page.
God would never ask you to do something you can’t do.
He doesn’t toy with us like that. He asks big things because he has big things to accomplish but he chooses to use us to make it happen. What an awesome privilege and responsibility to partner together with God to see his purposes accomplished around us. Amazing.
There were seasons along the way where God would encourage me with little reminders of the dream he had put in my heart. Often when I had almost lost hope or was tempted to give up on the dream completely someone would come along and speak life into my weary soul. Yes, there were days I wanted to give up…. And there were days when I thought it would never happen. But still, I trusted God’s plans and continued in obedience to him.
It takes a special combination of gritty faith and radical obedience to see our God dreams come to life, but it is possible. God doesn’t call us to do things that are impossible… he calls us to do things that SEEM impossible. Then when we actually see them accomplished we can’t help but give him the glory.
Matthew 19:26 NLT
Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.
If you have a great big God-sized dream for your life I want to encourage you today. It took 25 years of preparation in the quiet private places of life in order to equip me to lead people to freedom in the public arena. It didn’t happen quickly. It was a long and sometimes painful process. But when God calls us, he will also do the work of qualifying us for the work he calls us to. If you are in the season of preparation, hold on… be faithful and diligent and eventually, you will see the fruitful work you’ve been dreaming of.
Brenda Drost is a Pastor and Speaker who is known for her warm smile and passionate preaching style. Whether she is teaching at her home church or out on the road, she loves to bring challenging messages that actually help people live out their faith in the real world. She and her husband live on their farm in the beautiful Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada where they have raised their four children. Find out more about Brenda here.