Have you ever had a bright idea and you shared it with the wrong person? You were so excited and they stomped on your dream like it was a weed! They saw a weed, you saw a pretty flower. Sometimes we have something really good we want to share with those around us, but people will shoot us down again and again. But why does this happen? Are they jealous? Sent by the devil to try to keep us feeling defeated? Or is our approach wrong?
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High God…
There’s a powerful verse, Lean not on your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge God and He will direct your path. When God gives you a great thought and something big He wants you to focus on, don’t be quick to run and tell others. That’s the mistake Joseph made. He told about his coat and his dreams of being king and his family hated him. Instead of confiding in man (family, friends, co-workers and classmates), trust that if God gave it to you, He will help you reach and achieve it.
Jesus said in Mark 10:27, “For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible.” That means when God gives you that seed to plant, which might be a new ministry or business idea, trust God and ask for wisdom. Don’t be quick to tell others because they may not be able to see it. Not everyone is going to understand your vision. You mention a flood and need for wood for your ark and they laugh. You mention you’re the Child of God and they scorn, despise and mock you. You mention the ocean you’re going to pass through with your enemies in hot pursuit and people lose faith in you and they start looking for a speed boat or a bridge.
Ask for more…
Planting seeds (dreams and goals) and delivering light (wisdom and knowledge so they will grow) is about God’s timing and His plan. When He gives you an idea, ask for more: guidance, favor wisdom, grace and knowledge and know that as you cultivate that seed, you will one day reap a great harvest. No word from God has ever failed!
Father God, we give you thanks today for your mercy, covering and grace. Renew our minds to receive from you and to learn how to bring to harvest what you’ve planted in each of us. Help us to be strong and give us courage. Don’t let our cultivating dreams be choked by the weeds of the enemy which comes in the form of naysayers and doubters, but pour out your Spirit to water our dreams so that a new harvest will come and we can see our dreams and visions come to pass. We love you and praise you, in Jesus name, amen.
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