I had to write a vision/goal down last night. When I read what I had written, I thought, “You are setting yourself up for failure. You will never be able to do this. You don’t have the money, the time or the education to do this.” But I remember someone saying, “If your dream doesn’t scare you, it’s probably not from God.”
Why does God give us such lofty dreams? Perhaps, He wants us trusting and dependent upon Him. Maybe, because He is extravagant and generous, He can only give extravagant dreams. I don’t know. I just know I have a dream that looks impossible on paper.
But this morning, God reminded me that I don’t live by what I see. I am not persuaded by the obstacles, mountains or trouble I see with my natural eyes. I don’t trust in bottom lines, housing markets, or diplomas. I don’t live by what I see; I live by what I believe. I live by faith, not by sight.
This gives me the courage and the confidence to pursue the extravagant dreams God has given me! This Christian life was never meant to be lived in the safety of only believing for what you can produce in your own power. What’s the fun in that? No, we were called to take risks, dream big, pursue the impossible, change the normal. That is why, Paul encouraged us: “For we live by believing and not by seeing.” (2 Corinthians 5:7 NLT)