Big Hairy Myth That Sabotages Christian Dreams
Sure, there are times for waiting on God, but that cliche is so misused that it ruins millions of dreams for Christians.
Most people need to QUIT WAITING and get moving!
For example, I have a friend who has the dream of owning a ranch to help children.
Yet, she does nothing to move toward her goal. She is just “waiting” for God to do something. She doesn’t study the subject. She doesn’t look for jobs in that field. She doesn’t even put together any type of plan for it. She’s waiting…and waiting…and will likely continue waiting.
People do the same thing in ministry. They say God called them to ministry and they start waiting for doors to open up. There is a street corner open already just over there they can get started on. And their church is likely asking for help in the children’s ministry. But they’re waiting…
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.”
Eccl 9:10, NKJV
People do the same thing in business. They’ll say, “Maybe God wants me to start a business. If so it will happen some day.”
No, it won’t if you refuse to participate in it.
I love Paul the apostle’s attitude which we can see here…
“Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia.7 After they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit did not permit them”
Acts 16:6-7, NKJV
The fire in Paul led him to constantly GO. In fact, God had to tell him when to stop. He wasn’t sitting around waiting to figure where he should go. He was already going. He just needed to be set in the right direction.
Most Christians today are waiting for a sign from heaven to get moving. Instead get moving, and pay attention if God tells you to stop or change course.
I’ve heard people say that 2/3rds of GOD is GO. Get moving. Get actively going after the dreams God has put in your heart.
What is the first step you need to accomplish on the way to your dreams? Do it today.
While many of us are waiting on God, HE has been waiting on us to get in gear.
It seems like most people don’t want to be led. They want to dragged kicking and screaming all the way to their goals.
To be led means you have to be willing to move.
What little step did you take toward the goals and dreams God has put in your heart this week?
What will you do next week?
And what’s holding you back from accomplishing what He has put in your heart?