"Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." (Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV)
Pray…and ask…and listen.
So, when you think of yourself in the middle of your dream, the middle of God’s purpose fulfilled in you, what do you see? How do you envision the whole thing playing out? Do you have someone else’s success story in mind when you think of the day when you finally realize it’s all come true for you?
Your dream won’t look like someone else’s who’s already pursuing or living out their purpose. You are unique and your purpose fills a unique element in God’s plan – a purpose meant for only you.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5) ESV
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” (Psalm 32:8) NIV
Know, without a doubt, that the cries of your heart are being heard by the Creator who placed those dreams within you. Read Mark and claim it anew and fresh daily! As you pray, absolutely believe that it will come to pass. Once you give the dream over to God, it’s His! Let Him breathe life into it and watch it flourish!
Pray with a heart of victory; not from a spirit of defeat.
He knows the dreams and ambitions you’ve pushed to the furthest reaches of your mind and how you’ve shut the door on them until “someday” rolls around. He planted the seed, and through God’s strength and your faith in Him will that seed be given new life.
So, you still don’t believe there’s a greater plan for you? You’re still wondering about all this talk of dreams and purpose?
Because He first loved us (See 1 John -20), we can also love ourselves enough to realize that God created us for SO much more than the mundane. You’re so much more than someone’s wife, someone’s mom, someone’s daughter, co-worker, sister or friend. You’re a daughter of the Creator of Heaven and Earth, the One who died for you and rose to remain by your side forever…and He loves you. Jeremiah 1:5 tells us that God knew you in the womb. He constructed each and every part of you, inside and out, and He hand-picked you, beautiful, intelligent you to carry out His purpose.
As you quiet yourself before the Lord, start with the purist desires of your heart and the blessing will follow. Don’t think of all the reasons why you shouldn’t pray for such things, all the negative voices that interrupt progress. Pray not only for the end result, but pray for the process. Feed your prayer life – don’t starve it.
Pray for more.
Believe in more.
Strive for more.
Because you were created for more!