MAKING YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE


            God wants your Dreams to Come True.  He has made you a dreamer and a visionary.  He has placed in you the capacity to dream and to have visions.  He wants you to plan on big things.  He is a Big God and He want you to expand your horizons and elevate your sights.  He wants you to DREAM BIG.

            God wants you to Work with Him.  There is a big difference between working FOR God and working WITH God.  Most of us have spent our entire Spiritual Lives endeavoring to work FOR God.  This is good, but it is not the best.  It is better than nothing, but it is not what God really wants.  God wants you and me to WORK WITH HIM.

Mark 16:20   And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

            We must understand that working with God is the way to make our dreams come true.  

satan does not want you to have a dream.  he does not want you to be excited about your future.  he does not want you to believe for big things and to dream big dreams.  he is a dream stealer.  he is a discourager.  he is a mountain builder (God is the mountain mover).  The devil is threatened and hell is terrified every time a Believer moves into the place of working with God.  When we understand that we are living in the Blessing of God, we are enabled to Dream Big.  When we see ourselves as Working with God we are enabled to Dream Big.  When we Dream Big Dreams and determine to attempt the impossible, we please God.

Hebr. 11:6   But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

God is a REWARDER.  He is a REWARDER of those who diligently seek Him and dream big dreams.

            As we begin, I want to show you how to make your dreams come true.  Do you want them to?  Do you believe that they can come true?  Do you believe that God will work with you to fulfill your dreams and visions?  It is prophesied that in the last days dreams and visions would be widespread.

Acts 2:17   And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

 Write these down:

1.  MAKE CERTAIN YOU’ER ARE IN GOD’S FAMILY

You cannot work with God if you are not in His Family.  If you are not working with God you are working with the devil.    The Bible says this.

Matt. 12:30   He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

The reason many fail and never have their dreams come true is because they have never been delivered out of satan’s kingdom of darkness.  If you want your dreams to come true, you must make God’s Dream come true.  His dream is that all men might be saved. 

John 3:17   For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Are you saved?  Are you sure of it?  Can you prove it? 

2.  GET ALL OF GOD THAT YOU CAN GET

            God has more in store.  You can never exhaust His Supply or run out of God.  He is more than enough.  He is a God of abundance.  He is an Abundant God.  The problem is most of us are satisfied with as much of God as we have.  There is more.  Salvation is just the beginning place.  When we get Born Again, we are babies.  When we begin to get more of God, we begin to grow up.  Everyone right now is in some stage of spiritual growth.  Some are juveniles,  others are babies.  Many are teen-agers.  Few are adults.  God wants us to get all of Him that we can get.  If our dreams are to come true, we must get all of God that is possible.

            Religion will fight this.

            Denomination with fight this.

            Your family will fight this.

            Your friends will fight this. 

            The devil will fight this.

            Your reasoning will fight this.

            These should be reasons enough for you to know that God wants you to have MORE.  satan wants you to have less.  The world wants you to stay stuck where you are.  God wants you to have more.  If you are to make your dreams come true, you need all of God you can get.

How much of God do you have?

3.  BELIEVE THE WORD

            Believing what God says about you and your dreams is a must.  Most people believe what they think is reasonable and rational instead of what the Bible says.  It is easier to believe what you see instead of what God says.   Believe the Word.   This is a choice you make and a mental attitude you must keep.  It is a mindset.  The Word calls this “renewing the mind.” 

Rom. 12:2   And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

The one absolute in the world is the Word of God.  Everything else is fluid and flexible.  The Word is unchangeable.  If we are to realize our dreams, we must stay anchored to the unchanging Word.  Jesus said that heaven and earth would pass away, but His Word would never pass away.  Men change.  History changes.  Things change.  God and His Word never change.  They are IMMUTABLE.  They are established.  Our Dreams are connected to His Word.  When we Believe His Word we are on the way to seeing our Dreams come true. 

4.  SHIFT YOUR THINKING

            We were reminded recently to think Blessing instead of Miracle.  “Blessing” is eternal and irrefutable while “Miracle” is temporary and sporadic.  “Blessing” is what we have when we get saved while “miracle” is what we can get in a crisis.  “Blessing” is always God’s best.  “Miracles” are for emergencies. 

            It is important for us to see ourselves as God sees us.  How do you see yourself?  What do you look like to you?  What are you saying about yourself and what are you thinking about yourself?  Is your thinking in line with what God thinks and says?  The Bible tells us to think right.   As believers, we are to think with our heart and not with our head.  Head thinking is reasoning.  Heart thinking is Faith.  There are two kinds of minds.  The Bible talks about the CARNAL MIND and the SPIRITUAL MIND. 

Rom. 8:6   For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Carnal come out of the head and is influenced by the flesh.  Spiritual comes out of the heart and is influenced by the Word. 

5.  MAKE THE CHOICES GOD WANTS YOU TO MAKE

            You determine whether your dreams will come true.  It is not up to God.  It is up to you.  Dreams are connected with choices.  Choices are decisions.  What you choose is what you get.  You can choose good or you can choose bad.  You can choose right or you can choose wrong.  You can choose the World or you can choose the Word.  When you choose what is right and what is spiritual, you make a connection with God.  When you connect with God you connect with all the Creative Power in Heaven.  This Divine Connection releases God’s Creative Power in you to make your dream come true.  When you choose Life and Blessing, you become a partner with God.  You actually work with God and not for God.  When you work with God your dreams will come true.  You will receive what you believe.  You will have what you choose. 

Deut. 30:19   I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

6.  WRITE YOUR DREAM DOWN

            If your dream is important to you, you will be willing to write it down.  When you write something down you tend to be specific.  Most people are too general in the dreams they dream and the hopes they have.  It is important to be specific.  Details are important to God. 

            Years ago God sent a preacher our way to show us how to be specific concerning our dreams.  We were living in a parsonage next door to the church.  We did not own any property and we did not have any assets.  We wanted a house.  We wanted a place of our own.  A place where we could paint the walls the colors we liked and decorate it like we wanted to.  This preacher preached on Believing God.  He showed us how to be specific concerning our dreams.  He encouraged us to WRITE DOWN in detail the kind of house we wanted and the kind of property we desired.  Pat and I did that.  We wrote down on a piece of paper that we wanted (dreamed for) a house.  A two story house.  A house with five bedrooms.  A place with acreage.  A home with at least three bathrooms.  We like brick.  We wrote that down.  We liked trees and woods and we wrote that down.  We wrote down that for which we were dreaming.  I put the description on a small piece of paper and placed it in my wallet.  I would see it every time I opened my wallet.  It would remind me of my dream and it would cause me to tell God about it.  I carried the description in my wallet for almost a year.  The church grew, the school grew and the old Lott Road Church needed the parsonage for additional classrooms.  In those days, the church “voted” and they voted to give us a housing allowance so that we could purchase what we wanted where we wanted it.  A contractor in our church assisted me and we built our dream house on two acres on Jack Williams Road.  It had two stories, five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a fireplace, and a double garage.  It was our dream.  We wrote it down.  We saw it before we had it.  We said it before it came to pass.  God gave us the desire of our heart.   WRITE IT DOWN!

Hab. 2:2   And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

7.  REFUSE TO DOUBT

            Your biggest hindrance to a fulfilled dream is doubt.  Even when nothing seems to be “moving” to bring your dream to pass, keep on believing.  This is Faith.  And without Faith you cannot please God.  See it.  Say it.  Act on it.  Talk it out loud.  Tell the devil you will have it.  Let God know you mean business.  Refuse to be moved by feeling, by emotion or by what you see in the natural. 

Mark 11:23   For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Doubt is the dream stealer.  Doubt makes you give up just before your dream comes true.  Doubt will give you all kinds of reasons to call it off.  Doubt will negate your faith and call God a liar.  Doubt is what gives the devil a place to work.  Do not doubt.  Do not question.  Do not reason.  Do not judge your dream by what you see.  Doubt will make you give up.  Resist doubt like you would resist sin. 

8.  REJOICE IN YOUR DREAMS FULFILLMENT

            Rejoicing is what opens the door to your dreams.  Rejoicing is acting like you have the dream before you have it.  Rejoicing is thanking God for it before you have it.  Rejoicing drives the devil crazy and confuses the demons on assignment to destroy you and your dreams.  Rejoicing is praising God for the answer before you have it.  Rejoicing is enjoying your dream before it comes to pass. 

            About 12 years ago, I had a dream for an airplane.  I had been flying for several years and I really wanted a plane of my own.  It was my dream.  I wanted one.  Airplanes are expensive and there was no way I could purchase one with my own financial resources.  But I wanted and needed an airplane.  It was the desire of my heart.  It was my dream.  At this time in our Spiritual development, Bro. Clarence Matheny came across out path.  He was a Faith Preacher.  He taught us to rejoice and praise God for our answer (dream) before we actually had it.  I decided to try out what Clarence taught. 

I began to plan on my airplane.  If my plane was on the way, I wanted to be ready for it when it came, so I began to up-grade my flying skills.  I enrolled in a flight training program  and began to work on my Instrument Rating.  As this was taking place (it took about a year), I decided to fly my plane before I had it. 

My ’67 Chevrolet became my airplane.  Every time I drove it, I acted as if it were an airplane.  The dashboard became an IFR panel… with all the bells and whistles… all the latest electronic and navigational radios and equipment.  The steering wheel became the control yoke and the gas pedal became the throttle.  When I reached sixty miles per hour, I would pull back on the steering wheel and watch the instrument panel as I became “air borne.”  I “flew” my  Chevrolet for nearly two years when one day a businessman friend from my hometown and attended a morning service at our church.  Upon leaving, he took me aside and said, “Dick, I hear you have been praying and believing for an airplane…. Is that right?  I told him “yes” and that I had been “flying” my Chevrolet for the past two years.  He replied, “Go and find what kind you want and call me.  I will pay for it.”  My Chevrolet turned into a six passenger Cessna 206 with full IFR instrumentation.   Never understate God.

9.  TELL ABOUT IT

            When you tell about your dream coming true, you sort of put God on the spot.  It is important to tell not only what God has done for you but what God is going to do for you.   Brag about it.  Tell your friends and neighbors about it.  Share it with your relatives.  Tell your boss about it.  Tell those you work with about it.  Shout it from the housetop! 

Isa. 42:11   Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains. 

Rev. 12:11   And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

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