Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. – Ephesians 3:20
Have you really dusted off your dreams?
In 2015, my son Jeremy and I began a conversation about life. He was 17 at the time and thinking about school, future, and life in general. We were talking about the coming of the Lord and what it might mean to a young person. I told him we are to live like Jesus could come today, but plan like he might not for 100 years. It didn’t really help him, as 17-year-olds tend to think more present tense. I shared with him what I did upon graduation from high school in 1985. My grandparents and my Aunt Ruth wanted to travel to Alaska to see the country and to visit some cousins who lived there. We devised a plan to drive their 1981 Ford Crown Victoria to Alaska in the summer. For me, it was a graduation trip of a lifetime. We traveled for 9 days, along a lot of beautiful, but desolate Canadian landscape. Five hundred miles a day put us in Anchorage and for the next 30 days we explored the wide-open world which is AK. I told Jeremy I always wanted to return, and maybe, because he was dreaming of traveling the world before the return of the Lord, we could travel to AK together.
One conversation, one dream, developed into one plan, which morphed into the Epic Summer Roadtrip of 2016. Here is what I want you to see. God is the Lord of your imagination. Your dreams can’t shake or intimidate Him and He often laughs at our plans! Why? Because we think we are doing something really big, and we haven’t even moved the needle of the supernatural available to us.
Here are a few things you need to know about your dream to see if it passes the Ken Cramer Dream Litmus test:
1) If your dream doesn’t intimidate you, keep you up at night, or cause the oxygen to leave the room when you share it with people, it isn’t big enough.
2) If it doesn’t motivate you, excite you, and make you want to get moving on it…it’s not the right dream for you.
Your dream lights your fire. Your dream requires the you who is on the top of your game. Not the lazy you, or the unmotivated you, or the distracted you. When you are on the Dream Destination bus, the lazy, unmotivated, and distracted must all get off at the first stop! Your best you is in the driver’s seat now. Take out that pen and begin to write the dream down. This is day two of the new you! You are on your way to having a plan for a preferred future.