“I never got this far in my dreams.”
Those were the words Bubba Watson said to Jim Nantz during an interview after Bubba Watson won his first ever Master’s this past Sunday.
I was watching the interview at the time and heard Watson say those words and immediately thought…
what happens when we live beyond our dreams?
The truth is, we talk so much about dreaming big, having big goals for our lives, casting big vision to the people we lead, and doing something big for God. But, what happens when we live beyond what we ever dreamed?
We’ve all been woken up by the annoying sound of our alarm clock just as we were about to understand the ending to the dream we had the night before, but what happens when our life stays ‘asleep’ long enough for us to reach BEYOND our dreams?
I have to think that’s where God often wants to take us…
- to take us beyond our dreams of intimacy with Him
- to take us beyond our dreams in the relationships we maintain.
- to take us beyond our dreams of the joy He has for us to experience.
But we often come up short don’t we?
We sell the whole thing short by bowing down to our immediate desires and the expectations of others.
We sell the whole thing short by taking what’s easy and good rather than what may be tougher but is God’s.
I want to live beyond what I can imagine.
I want to go to new places and do imaginable things.
I want to live beyond my dreams.
What about you? How do we do that? What does it mean? What does it require of us?