I believe God has greatness in store for you. That’s what He’s is calling you to this year. But here’s what we have to understand about greatness: great lives are built around great dreams. Nobody is naturally a great person. You don’t just pop out of your mother’s womb great. You’re beautiful; you’re cute; but you’re not great. You become great by attaching your life to a great cause—to a great purpose—to a great dream. In order to become great, you need something bigger than yourself to draw you beyond yourself, and grow you.
My prayer is that you would begin to tap into God’s dream for your life. Because bigger than what you may be dreaming, God has a vision—a calling—for your life. He has something big that He wants you to be a part of. And a lot of people miss that, because they are too focused on their small dream, instead of God’s big dream.
See, if you want significance in your life—if you want satisfaction—you’ve got to go after God’s dream. When you are living God’s dream, that’s when you can lay your head down at night and know, “Man, I lived that day.” That’s when real fulfillment comes. Unless you’ve really tapped into God’s dream for your life, you’re not living; you’re just existing. The Bible says in Proverbs 28:18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” When you’re just existing, that’s all you’re doing—you’re just wasting away. You’re just perishing.
What God has for you is so much better than anything you could ever try to conjure up on your own. This is why it’s so much better to connect with what God has for you, and His dream, instead of the small “d” dreams that we often have for ourselves. Ephesians 3:20 is God’s way of trying to get us to understand this. I love it. It says, “God can do anything, you know—far more than you can ever imagine—far more than you could ever dream or guess or request in your wildest dreams. He does it not by pushing us around, but by His Spirit working deeply and gently within us.”
As you start this year off thinking about your dreams and goals, don’t forget to take the crucial step of seeking God as to what HIS goals and dreams for you are. The beautiful thing is that the same passions and talents He’s already placed inside of you will coincide in some way with what His ultimate dream is for your life!