Make Your Dream Come True
November 23, 2008
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You Wrote Back – Last week’s newsletter, Intercession, Initiative and Politics got some great emails. I’ve posted them on the blog at You Wrote Back. All great stuff. Sometime in the future we’ll follow up with what it means to “let your Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven.”
Make Your Dream Come True
Why Have a Dream – Most Christians have been taught in church to identify with the vision of the house or to make sure all their desires are subservient to the “will of God.” The result of that theological bent was a generation of Christians out of touch with their own hearts. People come alive spiritually and motivationally when they look into their own heart’s desire and embrace a personal dream. Our purpose in writing Releasing Kings was to lay that theological foundation. We wrote Desire to Destiny to help Christians learn how to implement their dream. It’s a big deal! The world needs you “alive” and filled with vitality and enthusiasm over your personal dream. What’s even more satisfying is that you will only find the whole will of God when you implement that dream. He was the one that wrote your heart’s desires into your DNA in the first place!
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: 6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Ps 37:4-6 NIV
4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. 5 We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests. Ps 20:4-5 NIV
When all is said and done you will find that your dream is your ministry and it will make a difference in the lives of people and answer two questions, “Who do you want to help?” and “How do you want to help them?” (from Dream Builders – next week’s interview.)
Write the Vision – Christians are hearing this truth and taking action. It’s fairly common to get so excited about the prophetic truth of dreams that we forget the practical ingredient of wisdom, and shipwreck a few times before we get it right. Here’s the first thing you can do to keep your dream safe from tragedy. Write it down and break it into several manageable goals you can tackle and measure over time. Each of those goals probably has a few steps that can also be written down and implemented one at a time. The business world calls this process a business plan. It’s spiritual to write down your dream and make adjustments over time as you progress toward implementation.
Then the LORD replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. Hab 2:2 NIV
Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you… Jer 36:2
The LORD said to me, “Take a large scroll and write on it with an ordinary pen…” Isa 8:1 NIV
Mentors and Partners – The next step, as you write your dream and list the goals and specific steps to implement it, is to get help. You’re going to find that you personally will be good ant parts of your dream and weak at other aspects. Once we hear something from God we’re prone to try and do it ourselves, unless we’re short of money and then we’re prone to take an offering. In reality the people who have gone through this process successfully do it with a team. There are mentors to show us how and partners that add strengths we don’t have. Our job (after the dream is written) is to network those contacts and find the people God has waiting to help us. They will be inspired by the dream because God has already written something on their heart to share it. Those partners might be investors, board members, contractors, consultants, employees or co-owners. They all have something in common: 1) their baby leaps when you share your dream, and 2) what you are doing overlaps with their dream.
Is my dream too big? – Most of the literature on goal setting guides us toward goals that are measurable and attainable. Sounds like good advice. However, God isn’t limited by the boundaries of what we can accomplish. See, He is actually one of our team members! Our fear of failure and embarrassment might preclude us from a “big dream.” However, in the Kingdom, a big dream just means you need more help. There’s no such thing as a dream too big to accomplish… so dream big and go get the help you need to make it happen.
Personal note: I’ve struggled through my own dreams… trying to decide if I am an author, world-traveling conference speaker, rancher, engineer, or pastor (I’ve successfully eliminated the last three). I enjoyed writing our books and this newsletter. Our conferences are a spiritual high – they are totally fun and rewarding. Seeing lights come on in God’s people is out-of-this-world rewarding. However, writing and speaking aren’t really my life. They are just tools toward the real goal. I believe it’s a reformation that will touch the world. Luther gave us the priesthood of the believer. We all have access to the presence of God, thanks to his breakthrough. Now the Lord is inviting us to be Kings… so that we’ll have access to the ministry of God. Imagine establishing the Kingdom when every believer dreams and embraces the fullness of their Kingly ministry in the marketplace. Very powerful, a very big dream, and very possible… with a little help from friends, we’re changing the world one King at a time.
Recommended Reading: At our last conference in Abbotsford, Maynard came up after one of the sessions and told me about a book by Steven K Scott entitled Mentored By a Millionaire. Scott is a Christian with a wonderful grasp of the things we’ve talked about in this newsletter… worth reading if you’re interested in this topic.
John & Sue (are dancing – Join us)
Harold is dancing too … with Linda
Opportunity! – I helped Jayston Tunnelle (a pastor from Liberia) write a business plan for a grocery store in Monrovia. We need someone with experience in retail / groceries to review it and we need an investor to make it a reality. The details of the business start-up and Jayston’s contact info are on the link.
You’re invited into the vision to release Kings; communicate the message, make the money, and do the mission.
1.The Message – Our first goal is to get the Releasing Kings message into the hands of the messengers that will carry it… do it, preach it, teach it, example it.
2.The Money – The second goal is to help Kings break out of poverty by networking them with practical opportunities to prosper. We want to introduce them to the right people, the right opportunity, and the right financial approach.
3.The Mission – Network Kings with opportunities to mix business and missions. Accomplish the great commission through the marketplace.
You can get your copy of Releasing Kings for Ministry in the Marketplace or Desire to Destiny at