You know that place between awake and asleep when you think about things that could be?
In his book “Sacred Romance” John Eldridge talks about how God puts dreams in our hearts and how He loves the idea of us being creative and walking out those ideas. Bill Johnson does the same in his book, “Dreaming with God”.
I don’t know about you but I have some crazy dreams sometimes.
What if some of them were actually inspired by God? What if my dreams are His heart trying to break out and affect the culture around me?
I dream about writing books, doing retreats, sharing life changing moments with people. I dream about leading a staff that shares the coaching paradigm and destiny discovery dreams I have. I dream helping couples love being married and walking through life together.
My dreams are likely different than yours because God has uniquely designed each one of us. I do not dream about anything to do with medicine, but I am grateful that others are gifted and skilled there. I don’t understand or care how electricity works or how cars run, but love that I can benefit from those who do.
Each of us has different interests, skills and dreams. But there is one thing we all have in common.
God designed us all to enjoy adventure.
No one watches that series where nothing really happens and no one does anything. That series never even made it to a pilot.
And yet sometimes we think our lives are supposed to be like that. Drama free.
If there is no drama, no stuff to deal with, than there is no adventure.
Sometimes that drama is imposed on us and the focus of our current season is chosen for us, like getting through something, healing, dealing etc.
But, what if God is putting “What if…” ideas in your heart because He is offering the inspiration for a new season. He doesn’t want the drama of your life to end after this next episode. There is always more.
Here’s three questions to ask to see if your “What if… ” idea is from God.
- Does it offer to help solve a problem? God loves to help people, and He gives ideas to His people to walk it out. Maybe the better question here is “Why not?”
- Is it God sized? God loves to expand our faith and rarely asks us to do something we could do without Him. (See Henry Blackaby’s “Experiencing God” workbook.)
- Is it the right timing? If you can isolate what is holding you back, that can help you with the timing question. If fear is holding you back, faith has an answer for that. If what you are thinking about may be foolish, there’s a place for inviting wisdom. But in the end, the choice to move forward or wait needs to be yours and needs to be revisited regularly.
God is anxious for us to move forward in faith with Him. The adventures never end. Our lives have the potential to be the best series ever!
He doesn’t want us to keep sharing those “back in the day” faith stories, but has new adventures in store all the time!
So, what’s next for you? What’s this season all about?
Don’t get stuck being bored! Don’t let the people watching your life cancel their subscription!
Live your life to the full and they will be inspired to do the same!
Bridges Coaching offers Destiny by Design classes and courses. Digging into your design can unleash the dreams He has for you!