|360 Degrees of Transformation||
I have dreams. I dream impossible dreams. The bigger and more impossible, the better. Experience tells me I will always be single. My impossible dream tells me there is the perfect Godly man out there for me. Experience tells me that I will always be struggling financially, always using the last penny, and still never having enough. My impossible dream tells me I will work part-time and earn a full-time income. My experience tells me that I will never be able to own my own house. My impossible dream tells me that not only will I own it, but I will build it, and it will be awesome! My experience tells me that I will never get that book finished, or this book published. My impossible dream says I will write more books, and they will be best-sellers. My experience tells me that I will always reside in Washington state. My impossible dream tells me I will travel all over the world.
My experiences are my limitations. I know I can never do all that stuff. And that is okay. But my dreams belong to God. He put them into my heart. He kept the ember burning, throughout the times I was sinking in the deep end. He taught me to swim, and kept that ember burning.
Now that ember is flaming! I am learning to dream the impossible dreams, and know that they will come to pass. I have learned that I cannot attain the impossible dream, but that God can.
Impossible dream+me=impossible dream.
Impossible dream+God=possible dream.
God doesn't live far above us, passing judgement on our every move. He isn't an ambivalent Creator, viewing us as insignificant screw-ups. He lives in each of us that makes the choice to invite Him in. Did you get that? He lives on the INSIDE! I invited Him in, and for years, because I didn't understand His truth, I dreamed impossible dreams, while He kept that ember burning.
After many years, I learned the truth. The truth is that God waited for me, speaking quietly and lovingly to His girl who was broken and cut wide open. He stayed with me, never leaving, knowing that I couldn't hear Him, that the world spoke louder, but also knowing that in the future I would start to hear Him again. He stayed with me while I began to learn about His truth. He stayed with me when I surrendered to His perfect plan. He is still with me while I continue to learn His truth, and that fire is blazing in my heart.
I am going through a transformation journey, and it is nothing like I've ever done before. It is only through the surrender of my flawed plan and my weak will that He can come in and start binding my cuts together, healing them so they are new. No scars. No tape. No glue. Brand-new. And because I've been on this transformation journey, I have discovered that my impossible dreams are God-possible. Only He can make them come true, and He will, because He gave them to me.
God is amazing! In ways that we as humans cannot even comprehend! He doesn't work on our level. He works on the supernatural level. He wants us to dream those big impossible dreams because then He can show us His supernatural and amazing work. He can show the world how tremendous He is. I am a part of that and I'm thrilled! No more weak little dreams that I can do on my own. I'm throwing those down and I'm taking up the banner of God, thanking Him for the dreams that will become a reality because HE SAID SO! Why don't I see miracles around me today? Big, impossible miracles? Because I've limited my acceptance of God's works by what the world says is possible. But the world is not the authority.
I'm charging forward, and dreaming big. Want to join me? What is your impossible dream? And are you going to let God transform you and fan that little smoldering ember into a blazing bonfire?
You are lovable. You are valuable. You are worth the sacrifice of Jesus. God says so.
We might be in different places, but all of us are on a journey.
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