Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
Remember when you were younger and anything seemed possible? I remember being a small child with big dreams. Growing up, I loved our backyard. I would spend hours behind our house—on the swing set, climbing trees, and roller-skating on our patio. I had enormous dreams for my life. In that backyard, I wasn’t afraid of much. Anything was possible.
Somehow as I grew older, fear crept in, and my big dreams faded into smaller ones. My big prayers turned into smaller prayers. Instead of world peace, I started praying for just enough peace to get through the day. Instead of asking for an amazing husband with a heart for God, I just prayed for someone to ask me out on a date.
Fears get bigger. Dreams get smaller. And somehow, I rationalize that it’s okay to settle for less. The longer I wait for dreams to come true, the smaller those dreams become.
When did I stop dreaming big?
On the day the Lord gave the Israelites victory over the Amorites, Joshua prayed to the Lord in front of all the people of Israel. He said,
“Let the sun stand still over Gibeon,
and the moon over the valley of Aijalon.”
So the sun stood still and the moon stayed in place until the nation of Israel had defeated its enemies. Joshua 10:12-13 (NLT)
Joshua wasn’t afraid to ask God for the impossible. He dreamed big. And God came through.
We serve a big God. I want to dream bigger. I choose to cast fear aside. I will pray my “sun stand still” prayer and keep believing anything is possible with God.
What about you? Do you still have big dreams?
Copyright Allison @ Anointed With Grace, 2011