God gave me the ability to dream. They
are Godís way of pointing out I have the possibility of achieving
excellence in my life. God made me different from other animals. They
are programmed by instinct to do exactly what they are supposed to do
and nothing more. Dreams are not found in the equation of their life.
Cheetahs donít dream of driving a sleek yellow sports car across the
plains of the Serengeti in search of prey. Cows donít stand around
dreaming of the day they can increase their milk production by thirty
percent. Beavers donít dream of building bigger and better high tech
dams and controlling vast wetlands in their domain. Cheetahs, cows,
and beavers get along fine without dreams.
I am more than a creature of instinct. God made it possible for me to
dream great dreams and make them come true. My dreams make it possible
for me to drive a yellow sports car across the plains of the Serengeti.
They make it possible to increase milk production in my cows by thirty
percent. They make it possible to build dams to control floods and
generate hydroelectric power. A world without dreams is a world without
progress and excellence. God gave me dreams for a purpose; they are
Godís way of programming me for excellence. I will dream great dreams
and achieve excellence in my life.
When I hear people talk about God's plan for their life, there's
frequently a feeling of apprehension embedded in the discussion. The
unspoken fear is that God wants to make you do something that you don't
want to do, and He has a plan to send you to some obscure part of the
planet. You're sure that if you follow His plan, you'll end up in Bongo
Congo doing things that you don't want to do. They regard God as the
Omnipresent Killjoy bent on ruining their life.
I'm not sure why people are so apprehensive. God never did anything to
make people feel that way. If you ever end up in Bongo Congo, it will
be because that's where you wanted to go. God can use you anywhere,
even in Bongo Congo.
God doesn't do bad things to people. People do bad things to people.
God has a dream for your life that is better than anything you can
imagine. And you don't have to twist God's arm to make that dream come
true. God wants it to happen even more than you do. God needs people
like you and me, and He needs all of your talents and abilities. You
don't need to grovel and scrape before God. You are one of his
children, and the reason He gave you those talents and abilities is
because He is going to use them to bless His world.
God's arms of love are your arms. God's heart of love is your heart.
God's voice of love is your voice. God songs of love are the songs that
you write and sing.
You don't need to worry about whether God has a plan for your life. All
you need to do is get in agreement with Him and start living the plan.
Jesus said seek and you will find, ask and it will be given to you,
knock and the door will be opened. God isn't holding anything back.
The problem isn't him. The problem is us.
God wants to use you in a big way. He wants you to live large for his
kingdom. You only get one life, and God wants to make it into a great