02 Jan God-Sized Dreams
God-Sized Dreams Give us Vision.
God sized dreams give us vision for the future. When God gave that command to Gideon, He gave Gideon vision and a purpose.
When we choose to listen to God’s dreams instead of our own, He will expand our vision to see what we’re capable of with His help. We start to think bigger. We start to think of His abilities instead of our own.
God sized dreams put our focus on HIM. When I settle for Ashley-sized dreams, then I tend to blame myself and feel inadequate when I don’t meet those goals. .
When I reach out and take hold of God-sized dreams, I find that in Him I can do all things.
God-Sized Dreams Push us Forward.
God sized dreams push us forward. And by that I mean that they push us out of our comfort zone..
Do you think Gideon felt more comfortable with 300 men than he would have felt with 32,000 men? Definitely not..
Just because he obeyed doesn’t mean that he wasn’t afraid. You can be nervous in the midst of God’s will…as long as it doesn’t stop you from obeying what He tells you to do.
God-Sized Dreams Give God the Glory.
God-size dreams require us to give God the glory. Why did God put Gideon through that?
Why didn’t He just let Gideon go to war with the men he originally had? The answer is in verse 2, let’s go back and read it again “The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, saying ‘My own strength has saved me.’”.
God-sized dreams have one thing in common. They require divine-intervention. And because of that one requirement – God gets the glory in us. God won’t share His glory with anyone. And for good reason. He’s the only worthy of it.
I don’t say that lightly. It’s something I have had to learn over and over in my life. Anytime I feel unappreciated, anytime I get puffed up or think I’m something great, He reminds me, “Ashley, you’re nothing without Me.”
And it’s true. I’m nothing without Him.