Is Your Dream Impossible Enough?
June 28, 2016
“May he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him.”
Do you have a dream from God that you’ve been told is impossible?
Or maybe you’ve felt a gentle tugging on your heart that you’ve repeatedly dismissed for one reason or another.
The best things God has for us may at first seem out of the question, daunting, or simply inconvenient.
Yet even while we acknowledge our inadequacies, we can continue to lean into God for the wisdom, skills, and character that will see our dreams come to fruition.
If you’re not getting power from God every day to move you toward the dreams He has put in your heart, then you are not living in the abundance He has purposed for you.
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
If we don’t rely on God’s abilities and wisdom every minute of every day to accomplish the tasks before us, then whose strength are we operating by?
Worldly wisdom will never right the world—only the wisdom and power of heaven can bring the transformation that will break through strongholds, heal communities, and liberate those who are oppressed and otherwise held captive.
What are the seemingly impossible dreams God has put on your heart?
Prayer is the conduit to whatever we need to turn this world upside right, because it is in prayer that God infuses our hearts with His desires—those dreams He places within us to create change, make a positive impact, and serve humanity—and it is through prayer He empowers us to accomplish all He compels us to do.
Pursuing your God-given dreams will require you to get in step with the leadership of the Holy Spirit—and getting in step with the leading of the Holy Spirit will require you to chase after impossible dreams…
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”
How do people know you are a child of God?
They see evidence that you are led by His Spirit, which gives way to miraculous things that happen around you—supernatural things that are not possible in the natural; impossible things.
This is why the Apostle Paul told us we must “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17).
You can’t be led by someone you rarely hear from.
In his book, Just Courage, Gary Haugen speaks of the calling and work of Mother Teresa:
“Mother Teresa said that she couldn’t imagine doing her work for more than thirty minutes without prayer. Do you and I have work that we can’t imagine doing for thirty minutes without prayer?”
If you don’t rely on instruction and strength from heaven for what you are doing throughout the day, then who are you really working for?
How can we overcome the problems our world faces without the power of God?
If what you are seeking to accomplish does not require you to pray hourly, could what you are striving to achieve be of any real significance?
After being baptized by John, the first message Jesus preached was on what the Kingdom of God is all about:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
Today poverty still cripples the vast majority of the nations of our world. There are still people that go to bed hungry every night and don’t have access to clean water. Because of this, their children are often sick and many don’t live past the age of five.
Selfishness and oppressive circumstances still break apart families, lives, and hearts every day. Slavery and sex trafficking are more prevalent than ever in the history of the world—and much of it involves children.
Sickness, disease, and disabilities are still not a thing of the past. Murder and religious, racial, political, and economic oppression still ravage neighborhoods, nations, and continents.
Then there are still your friends and neighbors who don’t know Jesus.
Christ came to do much that still has not been done.
In this prayer, there are further clues for us about tapping into all God has for us through prayer:
- That we would be one with each other as we become one with Jesus,
- That we would know His glory and power and see it manifested upon the earth,
- That we would exude His love so that everything we set our hands to will prosper.
As members of God’s family, we not only have the right, but also the duty, to go to our Father and ask for His plans, strategies, and resources to fulfill our mission, assignments, and purposes upon the earth.
Prayer is the conduit that not only reveals the will of God for our individual lives, but also helps make us the people we need to be to do the impossible.
It’s time to plug into that power like we never have before!
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“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished.”
Philippians 1:6 NLT