Last week we dug further into what it means to dream God’s dreams for our life, and how believing His Word is such a huge part of being able to walk in His plan.
When you’re just chilling, relaxed – what’s running through your mind? That’s your dream. Often the dreams that have in our hearts are futile things, earthly things. What we really want in the truest place in our hearts is different than how we think most of the time.
“Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he who keeps the law–blessed is he.” Proverbs 29:18
We tend to think of vision as a serious thing and dreams as a “fluffier” idea, but they’re really quite the same. Having vision is essential for life, according to God’s Word. And you can’t change your dream on your own. The Lord will plant His dream in you when you pursue Him.
Most people live their entire life on auto-pilot. But we have been given a purpose from the Lord and authority over our thoughts to choose His calling. We don’t have to walk around blindly. We can call our thoughts into line with God’s Word.
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ…” 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
You’ve got to know what the Word says about you so you can exercise your authority in Christ. If you don’t know what the Word says, you can’t possibly believe it.
Our beliefs are chiefly based on three things:
1. Our experiences
2. Our desires
3. Our perspective
The Word gives us a new perspective on God and a new perspective on ourselves. And as we seek Him, we gain experiences and desires that He wants us to have.
So, how do we pursue God? It may seem like an obvious question, but it’s one we often fail to answer with our actions. Pursuing God is a time thing. It’s a choice to give Him your time, so you can learn about Him and follow His plan.
If you’re tuned into Him, You won’t live on auto-pilot. Anything you can manage to do on your own is not God’s dream. And if you’re following God’s dream for a while and it gets to where you can maintain it on your own, you probably need to go back to where you started with Him.
Walking in faith is not about being a good actor – it’s not saying the right things. It’s truly believing the right things. Do you believe that God has you? How do your dreams prove it? Ultimately what we dream about reveals what we really believe.
Our choices at this point – to live on auto-pilot or to pursue Him and His dreams for us – have consequences for a long time. We’ve got to get our hearts lined up with His.
So, questions for the week: What dreams has God placed in your heart? How are you pursuing them above earthly dreams? Has your dream changed since you started pursuing His heart?