Our emotions need to catch up with the vision God has for our lives. Any vision from God is not ho-hum. When Nehemiah shared God's vision to build a city where God's kids could live and thrive, this is what they said, "let us rise up and build"! What's not felt is the emotion in their response. The language indicates intense passion. When you get God's vision, get little fired up!
No matter what we may think at any given moment, God's truth trumps our thoughts. It's never too late, we're never too old. We're never too worn out, or too worn down. We're never too lost, or too far gone. We're never too battered, never too shattered, for God to pull it all together. God can do more through our frailty than we can ever pull-off through our efforts of sheer humanity. If we can take a breath we have a life that needs to be fully lived. Don't let the dream die!
God can do more in the eleventh hour than we can do in the ten prior. There's a debilitating lie that roams around boardrooms, whispered in small groups, and wages a private war against our minds. This lie pushes God-given potential and endless possibility further into a dark hole of discouragement and defeat. And here is the subtle killer..."Past performance is the best predictor of future success", or "your current situation will never change". This is a grand lie! It denies that we were all made "in the image of God". It overlooks endless the biblical stories of redemption, often built on multiple layers of perceived failures. It ignores the passion of God to change a life and His power to do it. It reduces the "good news" to a myth and leaves Jesus dead in a grave. We can't let the dream die because God is alive!
God loves to give vision to His kids. He loves to show himself faithful when we feel frail. Any notion that God paints a general picture of a richer future and then abandons us to stumble along is flatly untrue. This is certain: Nothing gives God more joy than moving you from where you stand today, taking courageous and bold steps tomorrow, and ultimately realizing the vision and dreams that God gave you – so get fired up!
Nehemiah 2:18, Genesis 15:1-6
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