Dream Great Dreams Pt. 4: What Great Dreams Require

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Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

As I conclude this series on “Dream Great Dreams,” I want to talk today about what great dreams require. Everything worthwhile in life requires something. If you want to lose weight, you have to exercise and eat right. If you want to bulk up, you have to hit the gym and push yourself harder than you have before. If you want to have a great marriage, you have to work at meeting the needs of your spouse. If you want to become an expert in a certain field, you have to study hard…a lot!!!

If we want to accomplish our great dreams for God, we have to do the unordinary. We have to be willing to do what few people will do. Take Abram as an example. God told him he would be abundantly blessed and that all the families of the earth would be blessed through him. All Abram had to do was leave his homeland and go to the land God would show him. There was a catch though. When Abram left, God hadn’t told him where he was going…Abram simply had to trust God (Gen. 12).

It’s easy to think we would have been willing to do what Abram did. However, if we answer honestly, I’m not sure we could say we would have done what he did. You see, Abram did the unordinary. Very few people would have been willing to leave their homeland, their family and their friends, in order to be led to some unknown destination. Yet, that’s what Abram did…he did the unordinary and was greatly blessed.

If Christians are going to accomplish great dreams, Christians are going to have to do the unordinary. We are going to have to step out of our comfort zone and trust God to make things happen. We have to believe God can take our dreams and make them a reality. Unless we do this, we will never fully accomplish all that is possible.

Friends, God is inviting ordinary Christians to dream great dreams. He wants us to dream big when it comes to making an eternal impact. God does this not for the glory of Christians, but for His glory. Throughout this series I have asked, “What’s your dream?” As you contemplate this question consider this: “The size of our dreams reflects the size of our God!” The only question that remains is, “How big are you dreaming?”

Now that’s Something to Think About!

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  1. Robbie Mackenzie

    “If Christians are going to accomplish great dreams, Christians are going to have to do the unordinary. We are going to have to step out of our comfort zone and trust God to make things happen. We have to believe God can take our dreams and make them a reality. Unless we do this, we will never fully accomplish all that is possible.”

    That is most difficult to do brother. Doing this entails we deal with those who are fundamentally against us even among our own brothers and sisters. How do you do that?

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    1. admin (Post author)

      I agree Robbie, it is difficult which is why we typically don’t do it. My prayer is for Christians and churches to dream of the greater impact we could make and then allow God do His work. People have to remember, it’s not about us, it’s all about Him! Sometimes we just have to get out of His way.

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