Do you remember when you were a child and all of the crazy dreams you had? If you were like me, you were probably encouraged to pursue them...
Want to be a fireman? Awesome!
A police officer? You bet!
Nurse? How thoughtful!
The President? I'm sure you can do that!
With each dream was a desire for something more. When we're children we're too young to realize how far fetched our dreams are. So we keep dreaming. We don't stop dreaming because nobody has told us that our dreams are unattainable.
So what happened? It's as if somewhere along the way we "grew up" and started focusing on more mature things, things less fantastical, less magnificent, and less remarkable. But if God has a dream for your life, and it really is greater than your own, then what are you waiting for?
Do you think the sex slave trade is too big to end? Homelessness in Nashville is too big to solve? Depression in teens is too massive an epidemic? Well, yes, it is too big. Way to big, for us. But not for God.
Not only do I not believe that these things are too big for God. I believe we are being disobedient if we don't choose to act. We are "sent ones," placed in this period of history, in this culture, for a purpose beyond our own self-focused agenda. It's not about us or our mission. It's about Jesus and HIS mission. And you can take action to pursue these dreams, even the ones that seem way too big.
After all, you have Christ in you, the hope of glory! (Colossians 1:27) If the Creator has embedded Himself in you, then there certainly can't be anything you need to hold back. So who cares about being mature or adult-like. Just dream, and let God do the rest in you. If your dreams end up being His dreams, then nothing in the world can stop it.