DON’T REDUCE YOUR DREAMS RATHER INCREASE THE POWER
“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” Romans 5:5
Growing up as a kid here in West Africa one of the things we knew to do by instinct was to dream real big.
I remember growing up watching movies from the West. All I ever wanted to do was find my way out of my home country.
If you asked me what career path I wanted to follow, I only wanted to be either an aeronautic engineer or an astronaut; well, until I found out that neither was offered as a a course in our tertiary institutions.
I wrote to a lot of universities in the United States who in turn sent me their brochures and prospectus. I may have had at least a hundred of such at some point. I lived in this dream world where I attended lectures with the other students, I even knew the names of some of the lecturers, the buildings etc. I was always dreaming.
Until life happened. It became clear that I couldn’t have any of my dreams. I was told to reduce them and be realistic. They were just too big and couldn’t be achieved in this environment. And yes, after a while, many like me succumb to these voices.
But you see, this isn’t so with God. There’s not one dream of yours that can bankrupt him. He desires that we are free and that we dream away. It’s His joy as a Father to make good our dreams.
I’ve heard a lot of people say, that you should be careful not to hope for too much so that your hopes aren’t dashed! But I read in the word of God that hope maketh not ashamed.
There’s a power resident in the believer that makes hopes come alive. It’s a dynamic power that causes a manifestation of our desires and imaginations. Paul describes it this way, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” (Eph 3:20)
Rather than reduce your dreams, increase the power at work within you. That’s the determining factor.
Your dreams are valid. Never again buy the lie of the devil that maybe you’re going for too much. Many have done so much and yet more will be done.
God CAN do more than you can ask or imagine but WILL do according to the power at work in you. Two things determine the active power at work in you. First is the force of Faith and second the ‘dunamis’ power of the Holy Spirit. While faith specifically grows with revelation, both are activated by speaking much in tongues.
Don’t reduce your dreams. Increase the power!
I am a believer, there is resident power in me to cause manifestations to my desire and imaginations. The force of Faith and the power of the spirit is constantly at work in me, I refuse to devalue my God given visions, so therefore, I birth to manifestations of God-sized Dreams. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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