I’m skipping the topic of healing this week. I’ve been studying goals and dreams.
I didn’t change subjects on purpose – God did. He has goals and dreams (an assignment) for every one of us on earth. Everyone.
We don’t all tap into it. We don’t always believe it or that we can do it. Sometimes we are afraid for any number of reasons. The best one? That the big dreams can’t be God.
I want to quote something the late Myles Munroe (another who went to heaven too soon) said*:
“The wealthiest place in the world is not the gold mines of South America or the oil fields of Iraq or Iran. They are not the diamond mines of South Africa or the banks of the world. The wealthiest place on the planet is just down the road. It is the cemetery.
“There lie buried companies that were never started, inventions that were never made, bestselling books that were never written, and masterpieces that were never painted. In the cemetery is buried the greatest treasure of untapped potential.”
Don’t go to the grave with your dreams still in you.
God has been dealing with me about “finishing my race” (2 Timothy 4:7 CJB). As most of you know, Leland did not finish his.
God gently pointed out that the only reason Leland did not finish… he didn’t discern God’s voice. He disobeyed what God said. He had been dealing with that swollen throat for a year. A week before he died, God woke me up saying, “If he doesn’t go to the doctor, he’s going to die.”
I told Leland what I heard. Since Leland hated doctors, and he didn’t think God would tell him about death like that, it had to be the devil. We both forgot King Hezekiah. God pretty much told him the same thing (2 Kings 20:1-11).
The point is, the devil is always looking to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10a). Steal lives. Kill dreams. Destroy what God wants done. The devil doesn’t care how you go out, he cares that you don’t impact the world for Jesus.
What God wanted Leland to do will be picked up by someone else. Leland’s burning desire, things he spent so much time on, his assignment that he loved – he took that assignment in him from God – to the grave.
Don’t let that happen to you. Quickly do what God has called you to do. Trust Him. Trust that you know His voice. Ask Him for help on how to start and for advice. There are many ministry and educational podcasts about fulfilling your assignment (your dreams). No excuses.