Wednesday 28 February 2018

The Power of Dreams (Part Three): God, Our Example.

And the Lord said, Behold, they are one people and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do, and now nothing they have imagined they can do will be impossible for them. (Genesis 11:6, AMP)

Guess who the first example of a dreamer is in scripture? Yes! You guessed, right. God! God, Himself, no other. So, none of us will ever be in doubt as to the potency of dreams. He used Himself as the very first example. Wow! He left us an indelible mark of what life ought to be. He called creation into being. Notice, He did not jump into creation (action). 
"If you can dream it, you can achieve it." Zig Ziglar.
God’s first response to a terrible and hopeless situation was “to brood (hover, think, contemplate, sleepover, give life, warm, cultivate, give attention to, etc.) over it.” [Genesis 1:2] This is where a lot of us miss it. We are in a hurry going nowhere. We jump out every morning to a job we do not like, leading to a place we have no idea about. We work because we think we have to. We work because that is what everyone else is doing, and that is what we have been told. 
"All of our dreams can come true — if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney.
After all, is said and done, we either blame God or the devil for our lot. We see every other thing but ourselves as our own enemy. Unknown to us, our enemy is the person in the mirror, who might as well be our best friend, if only we let. It is not in the deliverance. It is in the opening of the eyes to see. I love the way Helen Keller puts it. She says, "The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." 
"When you look at the possibilities instead of the problems, the future is filled with endless opportunities." Zig Ziglar.
She also said, "I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world." That is the secret. That is the secret to life. That is the secret to happiness. That is the secret to living a fulfilled life. That is the secret to living fully. That is the secret to the living whole. That is the secret to being all God made us be. 
"All successful men have agreed on one thing -- they were causationists. They believed that things went not by luck, but by law; that there was not a weak or a cracked link in the chain that joins the first and last of things." Ralph Waldo Emerson.
For, a person is drawn and motivated by that which he or she sees. Can you see it? I know you have eyes, but can they see. Are they seeing? All we need to win is to stop and think. All we need is to stop doing the same old things. If it is not working, why keep at it? Why not be like God? He is wisdom. It will do us loads of good and change the trajectory of our life. 

If God did not create except that, He first dreamt (conceived that He was set to do), what makes us think we are better? If God did not call forth until He knew and settled in Himself what He wanted, what makes us think we can? If God did first finish and conclude the end before He started, where did we learn our haphazard “Que sera sera” (whatever will be will be) attitude and approach from? 
"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us." Wilma Rudolph.
Does your life matter to you? Do you have dominion? Are you occupying, or are you being occupied? Are you going somewhere? Do you know where you are going? It’s time to break the chains of oppression. It is time to dream again. You’ve got the power. Use it.

© 2014 Akin Akinbodunse


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