“In the plot line of our lives, dream markers are defining decisions. They aren’t just part of the narrative; they become metanarratives.”- Mark Batterson
In Chapter 14 (“Five-Pound Dream”) of Chase the Lion, Mark Batterson states that every dream journey contains a point of no return. At that stage, your decision cannot be undone. Hence, no turning back allowed. Mark calls these decisions dream markers.
Furthermore, a price tag comes with every dream. Most of all, that includes hidden costs. And one of those costs involves dealing with criticism from naysayers. As a result, Mark shares two ways he’s dealt with criticism:
- Don’t let an arrow of criticism pierce your heart unless it first passes through the filter of Scripture.
- Decide who you’re going to offend, because you’re going to offend someone. (Mark’s advice? Offend Pharisees!)
Therefore, knowing that God goes before you enables you to operate in a spirit of boldness. Also, that makes every God-sized dream worth every penny, second, and ounce of energy.
In conclusion, Pastor Batterson applies the law of measures to the size of your dream:
“You cannot break the law of measures. The bigger your dream, the greater investment of time, talent, and treasure it will take to accomplish it. God-sized dreams require more risk, more sacrifice, and more faith. . . . The law of measures . . . applies to every facet of life.”
Today’s question: What dream markers characterize your transitional journey? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Your destiny predates you”