Dream Big to the beat of what God has given you.
When God gives you a “misfit dream” we HAVE to put our “Spiritual Headphones” on when the critics are loud AND listen to the beat of God’s vision for your life.
Did this hit home for me. This morning I watched an archive sermon from two years ago from Pastor Matthew Barnett from the L A Dream Center. Please watch for this message will bring you back to the basics of what we are really here for. How easy it is to get caught up in the day to day worries of life. We have so many great plans and intentions but then here comes the distractions, the not planned for events and one after another comes. We get to the place where we are good to put one foot in front of the other.
We HAVE to LIVE like we have nothing to lose and everything to gain. We have to wear the right headphones. Our fight is not against people. We don’t fight people, We don’t battle people . We have a real enemy and his only job is to steal, kill and destroy. The greatest revenge we have is perseverance . With that, we outlast them ( critics, enemy) ALL.
I had lunch yesterday with a friend that I have not seen in a while. She was in a small group that I had in my home a 1 1/2 years ago. God showed up and God showed out at our lunch. We left the table and walked outside to leave and had another hour conversation outside. Our waitress walked out and said , “Girls, go back in and sit down”. We laughed and said we have not seen each other in awhile. She said she could tell, she did not even want to interrupt us because she can tell we tuned out everybody in there and we were so intense in our conversation.”
We were so intense that the waitress had taken our ticket off our table and my neighbor at the farm saw me in there and paid for our lunch and I did not even know it. I did not even see my neighbor in there. What a surprise and when I called to say thank you later, he said “I did not want to interrupt, y’all were in your own world. “HA
Which gets me to thinking. What if we acted like that everyday. Because really, we are in this world but we are not of this world. We are only passing through. IF we could only live so focused that we do not see the distractions. The critics, all the other loud voices in the room because we are so focused and goal driven to a Christ centered tune. IN everything…give thanks. How different would my life be? How different would your life be?
After yesterdays conversation and amazingly watched this sermon this morning, I have had a break through for the first time in a long time.
FACTS ! We were born to serve. EVERYTHING before me is … CHRIST. The more we grow in Christ the more living with simplicity should be our mission. EVERYTHING we do should be UP AND OUT. UP AND OUT. UP AND OUT. Up, meaning tell the story of Jesus. Out meaning… SERVE. The more…. the more we get the more goes out. This could be education, blessings, yes, finances can come into play but I am talking about everything. The more love, the more encouragement, the more peace of mind , the more blessings that come our way… Out ~
What gets in our heads, GETS IN OUT HEARTS.
I have a dream. The Lord gave me a wonderful dream. The enemy has tried to take it. But the Lord gave me the dream. I did not put my spiritual headphones on and listen to the beat of God’s vision for my life. BUT, one thing for sure, the play list on what is going into my head from my headphones has changes TODAY.
What is on your play list? Garbage in…. Garbage out. What are you telling yourself? What lies from the enemy are you listening to? What critics do you need to tune out?
DREAM BIG ~~~~ God has given YOU your dream for a reason. Live like you have nothing to lose and everything to gain and OUTLAST THEM ALL !