Joel 2:28-32 New Living Translation (NLT)
A God-placed dream contains your spiritual “DNA,” the very blueprint for who you are.
1. Have you let the circumstances of life suck the life out of your God-given dreams?
2. Have you allowed the people around you to crush your God-given dreams?
John 10:27 New Living Translation (NLT)
27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
Mark 11:23 New Living Translation (NLT)
23 I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.
Matthew 17:20 New Living Translation (NLT)
20 “You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”
Matthew 19:26 New Living Translation (NLT)
26 Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”
3. Have you allowed impatience and frustration to drive you to “fulfill” your dreams?
- God’s dream for your life won’t lead you to a selfish destination; instead it will pull you toward His likenessas well as His purposes.
Matthew 16:24 New Living Translation (NLT)
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.
Matthew 25:35-36 New Living Translation (NLT)
35 For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. 36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’