Never Got That Far In Our Dreams

“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?

6 Comments

  1. This is what Paul prayed for the church of Ephesus (Eph 3:14-21). That they would grasp just how much God loves them and to tell that He can do far more than they could ever ask or imagine. Paul was telling them that God will take them beyond their dreams.

    What will it require of us?
    – It will require us to examine what we believe. It will require us to crave God Himself, not just His power. It will require surrender. It will require us to believe that there are no dead-ends with God. And it will require exactly what Paul says next in Eph 4 – unity and humility.

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  2. Excellent message. Right on target. I will be sharing this link! A favorite saying of mine is “She is as full of possibilities as a perfect harp.” When the hand playing is God, what can’t we do? Thanks Jonathan!

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  3. Come face to face with the limits we have self-imposed. (Sorry about the split comment here! A slip of the tablet – dangerous!)

    Your post reminds me of a favorite quote from T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia). He says, “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.”

    I’m really grateful to know that God is irresistible, and no matter how often I may think I can live below what He has created, I am always drawn back to the eternal promise in I John: “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us” Unconditional love will not let us sleep through God and his love for us!

    Thanks again for your post – looking forward to following your blog!

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