Never minimize a dreamer’s dream. The thought that it never happened before or that it doesn’t make sense, doesn’t compute with a dreamer. They see with their eyes closed. They see with their spirit, which is where God lives. They see with their soul, which receives its directions from their spirit. The idea, the picture in their mind, is all that they see. That picture is bigger and more real than anything that they see or don’t see with their naked eye, so they close their eyes and continue to dream and when they open them, they believe it’s all possible…because it is. Mark 9:23 reminds us, “Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” And THIS is the foundation on which dreamers stand.
Question: Is there a picture in your mind that doesn’t match the picture of your reality? Which one do you magnify? Which one do you minimize?
Dreamers disregard all of the limitations that the natural eye and natural reasoning presents them with and they remain open to the idea that, with God’s help, they possess the capacity to create, in the natural, what they see, what they imagine, and what they believe in their heart and mind. They’re faith driven and single minded. There is no stopping them and who can blame them. After all, the bible does remind us in Philippians 4:13, “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” Dreamers take this scripture for face value and run with it.
Question: Have you been accused of having a big imagination lately?
Non-dreamers don’t dare view life from this perspective. They’re unbelieving and scared of being disappointed so they simply live a life accepting that whatever is, will be. Sometimes non-dreamers resort to living vicariously through dreamers by being imitators of what they see because they don’t have the courage to be originators and creators of what they imagine. Noooo, but not dreamers.
Question: Isn’t it about time that somebody started accusing you of having a big ole imagination???
Dreamers may use your picture or story for motivation but definitely not for escapism. They allow the same God that created YOU in all of your splendor to fill THEM with vision and imagination and hope and courage and the faith to pursue it until it comes to fruition. After all, God is awaiting the opportunity to exceed all your hopes and dreams but having hopes and dreams is the foundation upon which our great God builds so you have to do your part and start hoping and dreaming. That’s not too much to ask, right?
So let me sum up the moral of this blog in these four scriptures.
1) The aforementioned Mark 9:23 “Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
2) Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
3) Ephesians 3:20 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,”
4) The aforementioned Philippians 4:13, “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”
The incredibly wise, powerful, and creative God that came up with the idea of you when he created mankind, is just waiting for you to use that awesome brain and imagination to dream up some things so that he has something to work with. He’s so ready to blow your mind and help you to see those dreams realized.
Question: Did you put that dream that seemed a little too big, a little too far reaching, a little too unrealistic for someone like you, on a shelf somewhere so that it wouldn’t cause you disappointment? If so, GO GET IT! And while you’re at it, ask God for the faith and courage and diligence to dust it off and pursue it.
DREAM ON DREAMER…..
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