Where do answers come from? I listen to the walls as they speak. I even write what I am told. I remain sober to God as I pay attention, trying to recall His message. I wake in the middle of the night; endless turning in a cold sweat, nervous, and full of despair. God reaches out and touches me, again. I ask Him, what might it be you bequest of me? “Dream”, He said, “as big as you can.”
Staring at the ceiling fan, I arise to find a towel to wipe my brow. While returning back to my clammy sheets, I attempt to analyze what just happened. I know He came and touched me. I’m not sick or hurt anywhere; just a profuse sweat that can only come from God’s calling in an anointed night of restless sleep.
Morning arrives and my head is filled of things I know I must now complete. My mission has new doors opening and the previous course is “a dead end.” I think, has that been my problem all along? I’m not dreaming big enough; maybe, but I’m not sure (as we never are).
A day or so later, I receive my answer – “limitless”. “Reach – the stars are at your fingertips and keep your faith, I say unto you.”
Being a realist and putting things into perspective, I need to find an example of “how big, “is big?” It isn’t a ship or a building or even a church. Looking outside into a field, I notice, retired from work and rusting away, a colossal grader sitting dormant. It reverently watches over the icy cold waters and fields of wintered weeds, six stories tall, or so it seems. Standing between its tracks, six feet apart, I step into the huge bucket and I can now see it’s mammoth proportions – enormous! I think, whoever came up with this idea was nuts! There sat hundreds of tons of metal that probably started with a vision, from a cold sweat, lying in bed, in the middle of the night.
I realize the power, energy and creativity needed to imagine this piece of equipment had flowed from God! Some of us never discover this dream and purpose in life because we never stop long enough to listen. We lose our life, not by dying, but by squandering our time.
Our almighty God wants to use us in line with our desires and abilities, giving us the courage to try something new, whatever it may be…reaching for the stars.
Bible: 1 Timothy 6:17 All good things are gifts from God
Bible: 1 Corinthians 12: 4-7 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
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