“But God doesn’t call the qualified; God qualifies the called.”- Mark Batterson
As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 7 of The Circle Maker, he defines a big dream as something beyond your human ability to accomplish. This means it is perfectly natural that there will be moments when you doubt yourself, as Mark describes:
“If you’ve never had a God-sized dream that scared you half to death, then you haven’t really come to life. If you’ve never been overwhelmed by the impossibility of your plans, then you God is too small. If your vision isn’t perplexingly impossible, then you need to expand the radiuses of your prayer circles.”
To dream big, Pastor Batterson adds, you have to manage the emotional tension. A big dream is simultaneously the best and worst feeling in the world. It’s exhilarating and at the same time frightening because it’s beyond your ability. That’s when you need to remind yourself that God is bigger than your dream.
Sometimes the power of prayer gives you the strength to walk through your circumstances and carry on. Even though your circumstances haven’t changed, the burden is taken off your shoulders and put on Christ’s. God will deliver in His time. Mark states what happens when you pray circles around a dream that’s too big for you:
“If you keep circling it in prayer, God will get bigger and bigger until you see your impossible prayer for what it really is: an easy answer for an almighty God.”
Today’s question: What big dream(s) do you have? Please share.
Coming Monday: the new Short Meditation, “If God had a refrigerator”
Tomorrow’s blog: “Praying hard”