We are not dreaming big enough. No, I’m not talking about how big each one of us can become, or how important each one of us can be, or how big of an organization or ministry each one of us can grow. That’s backwards. That turns God’s thing around. We always think God wants US to be BIG. He’s not into that. He’s into HIM being BIG.
God is the one doing something big, way bigger than any of us are yet seeing or dreaming.
But when we see that dream of His and it stirs us and motivates us to do our part with all of our heart, then we become one of the many that He collectively uses to do something big with. We become part of HIS BIG.
For sure, God is up to some BIG stuff: “My kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.” That’s BIG. “The oppressed set free, the downtrodden lifted.” That’s BIG. “The Gospel of the Kingdom proclaimed to every nation (ethnic group).” That’s BIG. “The knowledge of the glory of the Lord will fill the earth.” That’s really big.
Are we dreaming that big?
I believe we need to dream BIG with God in order to step with our whole hearts into the small, but divinely orchestrated, part that is ours to play with all of our gusto. We are not small when we give our all to HIS BIG. We are not unimportant when we do our part in HIS BIG. We are needed more than ever to do all that He has called and gifted us to do with joy and passion so that His BIG collective purposes come to pass.
And, frankly, there’s nothing better than that!