I’m not a big dreamer by nature.

That might surprise you, but the truth is that I’m often overwhelmed by those who are. They spin out ideas. They see the big picture when all I can see are the up-close challenges. They are visionaries and it’s exactly the way God made them.

When God asks some of us to dream big (and it doesn’t feel natural), we may:

. . . hold back.

. . . run the other way.

. . . resist.

. . . start counting all the ways we’ll fail, which gives us a perfect excuse to not try.

. . . point to those who are dreamers by nature, and ask God to pick them instead. 

God has worked on my heart for a number of years in this tender area. He’s show me that when something doesn’t come natural, and he’s the one asking me to do it, that it will come supernaturally as I trust him.

We are able to dream big because of God’s abilities. 

I remember when God first began asking me to dream big so many years ago. Sometimes it was in a personal area of growth or spiritual maturity. Sometimes it was believing that God was bigger than my past, or believing that God saw something in me that I couldn’t.

I understood the Lord was inviting me to believe. Yet all I could see were my own abilities, or the lack of them.

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)

Paul, in Ephesians 3:20, invites us to stop looking at our own abilities as the only criteria. It’s not about us, not really.

It’s about him.

It’s about a Sovereign God who made the universe, and who is inviting us to partner with him.


What if we don’t know what to ask for?

Maybe you don’t know what to ask for, don’t worry about that.

Maybe you feel limited in your ability to brainstorm or come up with a vision, that’s OK too.

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20 (NLT)

Rather than worrying about what to ask for, ask him to show you what he sees. What is on his heart. What he wants to do through you, or in you.

Don’t worry about those feelings. You will feel ill-equipped.

You’ll plan. You’ll prepare. You’ll work hard. Yet, believing that he will accomplish so much more than we can even understand — that’s when the real miracles begin.

When God does something infinitely, it’s without measure. There are no limits to what he can do with it. The results aren’t really ours to define in those early stages. In fact, the results may never be stunning here on earth and yet have an abundance of eternal value.

Only God knows that.

Our role is to say yes.

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What is God asking you to do?

Does it feel big? Read Ephesians 3:20 one more time. If he’s the one asking you to dream big, he is able — through his might power at work within you — to do infinitely more than you can even ask or think.

That’s a powerful truth, sweet friend.

As we march into 2018 and embrace that big dream, may it be with confidence in the One who lives in you, for he is able.


Q: What is your immediate response when you feel God asking you to do something BIG?

Q: How does Ephesians 3:20 speak to those feelings?

#livingfreetogether: Rather than focus on your abilities, or the outcome (which you cannot guarantee), place your focus today on the truth that he is able and his power is already within you.

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