Let me start this blog off by saying that this is going to be the best year of your life. I believe that with all of my heart! If you’re breathing as you’re reading this (go ahead and take a deep breath just to make sure that’s you) then God is not finished with you. There’s still a work that He has for you to accomplish. I love how Jesus says it in this verse, “I have come that they might have life and have it to the full.” He’s talking to YOU & I! He wants you to have a FULL life! Another version puts it like this, “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” I’m so excited to see what God is going to do in your life this year. It’s going to be better than you could of dreamed of. Believe me, The Best is Yet to Come!!!
Over the next few blogs, we’re going to dream. And if I were you, I’d dream big. I don’t know about you, but I serve a big God. He has given me some big dreams. Dreams that are so big that I need His help to see them come to pass. Are those the kind of dreams you have? I believe God has a special dream he has already given you. I’d dare to go as far as saying that some of you already know what that dream is. Maybe there was a dream you had last year but weren’t able to see it come to pass. I want to encourage you to get up, dust yourself off and get back to it. I remember the first time God told me I was going to be a pastor. Something inside of me thought that it was going to happen the very next year. Well…was I wrong. It actually took 17 years to see it come to pass. Should I repeat that? 17 years! There’s going to be a little thing called “The Process” for all of us. But God is with you & here’s a little secret between you and I…God’s promises don’t have an expiration date attached to them! I know that’s good news to someone. Be encouraged today. God still has greater things for you. He has a dream he wants you to accomplish. It might seem a little far fetched…but that’s the God we serve. He’s in the business of working out the impossible.
So what’s your dream? What’s your passion? What do you have a strong desire for this year? Maybe you want to see God do something new in your family, your marriage, your career, your finances, your spiritual life or some other area in your life. This could even be the year that you start to give back to those around you in a brand new way. Maybe God’s been putting it in your heart to open up your house to host a bible study (life group), helping people who might of came from a similar background as yourself or maybe just by being more available with the gifts and talents God has given you. The possibilities are endless. If you don’t know, I’d like to encourage you to make some time this week to get alone with God. Quiet yourself in His presence and ask God to begin to speak to you. Ask him to show you what He wants you to do this year.
In Genesis 37:5-11, the Bible talks about how “Joseph had a dream.” I want you to go ahead and put your name there. “Wilber had a dream” or “Matilda had a dream.” You see where I’m going with this? God has a dream for you! Our dreams are like a sharp double edged sword by which we cut through disappointments, discouragements, adversity and evil opposition. Like we read in the beginning…it’s the thief that comes to steal, kill and destroy. Maybe the enemy tried to come and do that to your dream this year. But I want to encourage you to start dreaming again. It’s a brand new year. God wants the best for you and your entire family.
I remember when I first came to know Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior that my dreams were small. I just wanted to be a different person. If you’re there, start there. Once you begin to dream, God will exceed your expectations time and time again. I encourage you to begin dreaming today. The Bible is full of people who had dreams. So, what’s yours? This is your year and The Best is Yet to Come!!!
“If you can dream it, you can it.” – Walt Disney