Dream killers 5
'He was looking ahead to his reward.' Hebrews 11:26 NIV
When we're not doing what God's called us to do, we won't feel truly fulfilled. The Bible says: 'By faith Moses... 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' (Hebrews 11:24-27 NIV). Moses knew that a king's palace would mean he wouldn't be following his God-given dream. He knew God had a bigger plan for his life.We can get so caught up in what the world tells us will keep us 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; with 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 into being, even when the reality suggests 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. So what now? Choose to imagine what it would look like to be fulfilling your God-given dream. Then ask God to help you get there.
Soulfood: Exo 4-6, Matt 5:27-37, Ps 42:6-11, Pro 1:28-31