Dreaming With God

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By Precarious Yates

In my 20s I began to finish things, and let me tell you—finishing became addictive, in the best of ways. God blesses us with being able to experience satisfaction with seeing something completed.  “When God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work—this is a gift from God.” (Eccl. 5:19)

Once I started to finish things I began to set goals. I started small, hoping to publish by my 30th birthday. My first book was launched two days before I turned 30, so I was excited to have achieved that goal.

Lately I’ve been challenged to dream big. I mean big. The sort of big that I will look reckless, ridiculous and outrageous if God doesn’t show up.

Here are some of my goals:

I hope to make enough money with my writing that, like J.K. Rowling, I make more than the queen of England, and, also like Ms. Rowling, I donate so much of that money I’m not even listed among the wealthy.

I’m not talking about buying one’s way into heaven. I’m talking about dreaming up righteous exploits, placing that dream in the Lord’s hands, then following through with that goal.

My goals?

To have a bigger house so I can adopt more children.

To build and fund multiple safe houses (here in the US as well as overseas) for kids rescued from slavery. I’ve been dreaming with God and have placed the number before Him. Needless to say, I can’t build one home without Him showing up, and want to fund more than one. And every time my heart begins to pound from, “Oh, Lord, I’m going to look silly,” He tells me to dream bigger.

I challenge you to start dreaming with God. Do you want to be a missionary in the remote regions of Western China? Do you want to fund a charity hospital? Do you want to fund work that stems the tide of malaria’s devastation in Africa? Do you want to evangelize to those who will become world changers for the glory of God? Do you want to drill 500 deep wells in places where fresh water is scarce or non-existent?

Dream with God and dream big. And if by chance it looks ridiculous because of your present circumstances, put that fear before the Lord, who is the All-Consuming Fire, and dream bigger.

“For I know the plans that I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” ~ Jer. 29:11

Precarious YatesPrecarious Yates is the author of 6 YA Fiction books, with a 7th book coming out at the end of the summer. She’s an abolitionist with a passion to see modern slavery come to an end. You can visit her website at http://precariousyates.com

 

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  1. This post is fueled with encouragement. I too dream big; therefore, I could relate to wondering if I will look silly if God doesn’t show up…fast. No matter what, my HOPE lies in God. Thank you so much for this wonderful reminder to continue in the race for the glory of God.

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