Has God put a dream in your heart? Has He told you to do something that is so huge, you’re tempted to dismiss it as silly nonsense? Do you ask yourself, Is this idea really from God or just a case of crazy daydreaming?
Be careful not to dismiss your dream too quickly! It may be a vision of your future that God has dropped down inside your spirit.
Be careful not to dismiss your dream too quickly! It may be a vision of your future that God has dropped down inside your spirit. When these God-given dreams occasionally surface in your mind, you may misinterpret them as “wishful thinking” or “fantasies.” But have you considered the possibility that God may be trying to break into your conscious mind to reveal His plan to you?
As a child of God, you have incredible potential. The Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead resides inside you (Romans 8:11). He wants to unlock His divine power and flood you with supernatural power to make things happen in your life. He’s just waiting for you to believe!
If you sense that God is pointing His finger at you right now, I can relate to where you are and to what you’re feeling. I’ve sensed my Heavenly Father’s finger pointed at me on many occasions — poking me in the ribs, wagging in my face, or nudging me from behind as He tells me to get with the program and make a decision or get out of the way so someone else can take my place.
Hesitation is fine for a while, especially if you’re taking the time to confirm you’re on the right track. But when hesitation is prolonged again and again, it’s usually a subtle form of rebellion. Your flesh doesn’t want to do what God has told you to do. It doesn’t feel comfortable or secure because it doesn’t know how to accomplish the assigned task. Therefore, the flesh likes to look for excuses to put off obedience just a little longer.
If you don’t finally say, “Yes, Lord, I’ll do what You say and go where You tell me to go,” the Lord will find someone else to do the job. He won’t sit around and wait on you forever. There comes a deciding moment when you must get with it or get out of the way so someone else can get started.
Don’t forget that the Lord Jesus taught, “For many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14). There are “many” who have had opportunity to do something great and significant, but because they wouldn’t go on with God, they were not “chosen” to do it. Don’t let that be you!