What’s the link between what you think about your life and what your future looks like? The Bible has a definite answer on the subject. Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” This Scripture is so important; it’s God’s way of saying, “This is how I’m going to work in your life—through your thoughts.” This is why dreaming, and having the faith to dream, is so important. Whatever’s happening in your mind will eventually manifest in your life.
Oftentimes, people dream, but they miss the key ingredient of enlarging their faith, and tapping into greater dimensions of faith, so that they can really dream like God wants them to. And so, if you’re going to dream—and really believe God for it and pursue it—it’s going to require greater faith. It’s going to require a greater way of thinking.
Dreaming literally shapes our lives. And it takes faith in order to see something that’s not there yet. The ability to operate by faith is a tool that God has given us so that we walk with Him. Did you know that you can’t even walk with God apart from faith? This connection between dreaming, faith, and thinking is crucial. 2 Corinthians 4:18 sums up our calling as believers when it comes to our thoughts and dreams: “We look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”
The Bible says that we’re to set our eyes on what we cannot see—because those are the things that really matter. What we cannot see will last forever. How in the world are we supposed to fix our eyes on something that we can’t see? By dreaming.
So we see that, in order to dream, we have to have faith; and in order to dream, our thoughts also have to be aligned with God’s truth. The fulfillment of your dream starts in your mind—and that’s where the majority of the battle to realize your dream takes place, as well. So…what are you thinking? How are you thinking? And how are your thoughts currently impacting your dreams?