Bypassing the Shortcuts

Dreams are good.

Yet, we must have an idea where we’re going if we want to get anywhere. A focus. A goal to aim for that will keep us on track.

To just dream without preparation is a recipe for failure.

No one becomes a teacher without attending college. Or a mechanic without working on cars. Or a minister without biblical study.

Proverbs 19:2 reinforces our preparation duties:

“Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.”

If we desire to witness to others of the Lord’s goodness, we must have the proof in our hands. To offer salvation, we must learn the New Testament truth of the cross. To become a pastor? Try out the youth pastor position for a few years.

It’s the footwork that makes our dreams work. Thinking big for God is a fantastic opportunity to up our chance of success for him. We can’t afford, however, to overlook the effort we must put in to ready ourselves for stepping on the stage and taking the limelight for Jesus.

There are no shortcuts. Study the Word. Spend time in prayer. Get a Christian mentor. Attend classes. Volunteer in your church. Find ways to step up to your dream and take the world for Christ.

To dream big for God means to work hard to make that dream come true.

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Excerpt of the Day

Jesus searches out the devil so he can toss him away, leaving us pure and unencumbered before him.

From Reclaiming What's Ours,  Posted 09 September 2015