Advancing Together with Global Action (No. 11)
Have you ever had a really busy day and then at the end of the day looked back and realized that you were busy, but that you didn’t do anything of real, lasting significance? I sure have. I remember getting home from work and when my wife asked how my day went, my response was something like “good” or “it was busy”. Those days frustrated me because I wanted to live a life of significance, a life that made a difference and that caused people to see and understand the great love Christ.
Our family motto is “To live uncommon lives for the Lord” and yet so many times, we get caught in the busyness of the common. If we’re not careful and intentional, a day of busy insignificance can turn into a week, and then a month, a year, a decade and, God forbid, a lifetime. But guess what? The Bible is clear on how we can have a life of significance. First and foremost, we must accept Christ as our Lord and Savior and accept His gift of grace, forgiveness, and love. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6). Then, we must live a life that is intentional in our pursuit of Him. Matthew 6:33 tells us to “seek first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added to you.” But how can we be intentional about our lives and seek Him first?
Habakkuk 2:2-3 addresses this — it says “And the Lord said, “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.” So, what can we learn from Habakkuk regarding intentional living? First, spend time alone with God — seeking Him and listening because He will give you a vision, a dream, to accomplish for Him. Second, be ready to capture it and commit it to writing so that you won’t forget it in your busyness and so you’ll be able to pray about how God will have you fulfill it. Write your dream clearly so that others will be able to comprehend it and will get excited about it and “run to tell others” about God’s goodness because of what He is doing through you. Thirdly, pray for how to act.
Lastly, DREAM BIG. Ephesians 3:20 says “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly that’ll that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be the glory….” When God puts a dream in your heart, He always guides you and provides a means to accomplish it.
What dream is God putting on your heart? Let’s advance together, lock arms and accomplish our dreams together for His glory!