4 Ways to Restore Your Capacity to Dream
God is waiting for us to partner with Him by dreaming and envisioning the future in alignment with what He is saying. When we are recalibrated to ask greater things of Him, and more importantly with Him, we start walking out this exciting journey. It will increase our faith and grow our relationship! When our desires are also His desires it means the pressure is off of us and on Him! All we have to do is be willing to dream big, ask, expect, and trust He will provide. It’s a journey of discovering who He has created us to be and finding out His exciting purpose for us! Below are 4 ways we can restore our capacity to partner with him in our dreaming!
1. Dreaming from Abundance not Lack
Philipians 4:6 “Be anxious for nothing, but in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God...” When we dream from a place of lack it can be painful because it reminds us of what we don’t have. When we dream out of abundance we are remembering and thanking God for the past blessings and testimonies that He has already done for us. It increases our faith. “Hunger and thankfulness are two sides of the same coin. Hunger without thankfulness leads to frustration and thankfulness without hunger leads to complacency.” - Bill Johnson
When we dream from a place of lack it can be painful because it reminds us of what we don’t have.
2. Dreaming for Desires not just Needs
“..how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who love Him.” Matthew 7:11b Do you believe you are an orphan in God’s orphanage only deserving 3 meals a day and a roof over your head? Or do you believe you are a son or daughter of the king living in the palace? As we step out of a poverty mindset and understand our true identity as a child of God, it shifts our thinking to seeing our Heavenly Father as the loving Dad He is.
It is the Father’s great pleasure to give good gifts to those who love him!
3. Dreaming Out of Spirit not your Flesh
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him! But God has revealed them to us through His spirit!...” 1 Corinthians 2:9-12 We all have the capacity to hear the Father speaking to us. Jesus said “My sheep hear my voice” As we ask “What’s on your heart, Lord?” from a place of rest and intimate relationship with Him, God will reveal to us His inmost heart, plans, strategies, dreams and wisdom.
As we align our heart with His, we start asking for those things that are aligned with His will.
4. Dreaming with Expectation not Fear and Doubt
The widow in 2 Kings 4 was told to gather jars to collect oil that Elisha would prophesy would flow. The oil stopped as soon as there were no more jars to fill. The supernatural flow of oil would likely have continued had there been more jars. When we increase our expectation and faith we increase our availablity to receive. Position your heart to receive by increasing your expectation. When we have belief ceilings or live under self-limitations, we can ask God to help us imagine ourselves in the future with what we are dreaming for. It is a powerful way to eradicate fear and doubt!
When we increase our expectation we increase our availability to receive.
Dreams are powerful. It is possible to attach our emotions to them so much that a dream can become a task-master that we serve rather than an assignment that we steward. So, just remember, this is an on-going process. It’s not a one-and-done activity. The Lord wants to develop this with you throughout time. It’s all about talking with Him about it and continuing to ask what is on His heart.
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