Dare To Dream
Becoming Dreamers of the Day
A quote that has inspired me and is at the core of the TAG conference this year is from T.E Lawrence – “All men Dream by not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes to make them possible.”This I believe is a dream of God for our lives – there is a passage in Joel 2:28 that say’s: ‘I will pour out my spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.’ God is wanting to break into our lives – giving us a divine perspective for who He is, for who we are, for His world, and to partner with Him – following Him and bringing his life and light to this world. Daring to dream, daring to step out and follow Him and his call for our lives in the big and small things. As we are leading up to the TAG conference at the end of October I was greatly encouraged last night in my church small group, one of the group members found a extract from the word for today in the back of his Bible from year’s ago… it read:
Dare to Dream! Every great accomplishment began as a dream in somebody’s heart. All things are created twice: first in your mind, then in your life. Dreamers allow their minds to wander outside the boundaries of what is, creating a mental picture of what could be. They’re not always the most talented or the best educated – it’s the ones who refuse to put brackets on their thinking or to limit themselves by what others have done, or failed to do. And that requires courage – lot’s of it! On the heels of every dream there’s a demon of doubt. No sooner is our dream conceived than our minds are suddenly filled with all the reasons why it won’t work. And certain folks around us will be quick to confirm those fears! In spite of that, we must forge ahead and dream; otherwise we’ll spend our lives fulfilling the dreams of others. Andy Stanley writes: ‘I keep a little card on my desk that reads: “Dream no small dreams, for they stir not the hearts of men.” More than once that simple statement has kept me from retreating from my dreams. I know from experience that it’s impossible to lead without a dream. When leaders are no longer willing to dream, it’s only a short time before followers are unwilling to follow. So dream! Dream big. Dream often. Somewhere in those random ideas that flood your mind is one that will capture your heart and imagination. And that seemingly random idea may very well evolve into a vision for your life.’
My encouragement for you today is this ‘DARE TO DREAM… DARE TO ACT.’ God’s call is for everyone, everywhere, everyday to be men and women who follow Him who dream beyond what we see in the everyday and press into the dreams God has placed within our lives. To God be the glory.