Dream killers (5)

11 January 2019
‘He was looking ahead to his reward.’

When we’re not doing the things that God’s called us to do, we’re not going to feel fulfilled in life. The Bible says: ‘By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God…because he was looking ahead to his reward…he persevered because he saw him who is invisible’ (vv.24-27). Moses knew that a king’s palace wouldn’t make him happy because he wouldn’t have been following his God-given dream. He saw something that other people didn’t. He saw God and the bigger plans for his life. We can get so caught up in the things the world tells us that we need to do to be fulfilled, that we lose sight of God’s plans for us. This brings us to the next dream killer: lack of imagination. Moses ‘saw’ the Promised Land long before he got there. It’s what sustained him through forty long years in the wilderness. God didn’t make a mistake when He gave us our imagination. Because of it we can stand in the middle of our dream and envision it before it comes to pass, even when others doubt it. We can believe that God will bring a dream from Him into being, even when the things we physically see around us suggest otherwise. We need to look beyond and, like Moses, see ‘him who is invisible’. If we come from a discouraging background, or don’t think of ourselves as an especially imaginative person, we shouldn’t lose hope. We can still discover and develop a dream. God has put that ability within us, and He will help us.

 

What Now?

Spend some time imagining what it would look like to be fulfilling your God-given dream. Why not write what you see out, and ask God to help you get to that place.

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