Missing the Mark
Ever have the sense that you are missing the mark when it comes to your dream?
Odds are we all have had those moments – knowing that there must be “something more”, but just can’t put our finger on it.
I’d like to share a concept with you that has taken me years to connect the dots and am going to finally attempt to formulate into an explanation. (I think – I’ll do my best)
When it comes to our biggest dreams, most of us are losing sight, hope and the stamina to even pursue it or worse, gave up already!
With all that is going on in the world and our personal lives, who has the resources, energy or the nerve to pursue their dream right now?!
The lack of progress or even the pursuit of our dreams have been hindered because we:
- have been so busy being busy,
- are entertained to the point of envying the lives of those we are watching
- are quick to reject anything God-given let alone ordained because of the religion that has been attached to anything God-related.
You are missing the mark for your life if you don’t pursue your dream.
Your dream is God-given. It’s not something random or by chance, it was planted in your heart for a specific purpose.
Buckle your seatbelts for this next statement – I believe when we do not pursue our dream, it is a sin.
The original text of the Bible, the word sin has more than one meaning:
- fall short, miss the mark
- going my way
- outright rebellion
Back up a second and look at our God-given dream in light of these definitions, NOT the religious meanings we’ve been handed.
Look at this crazy, big dream in our heart as “the missing thing” that God has for us.
Our dream is usually something that we are good at, enjoy and have the potential to make a great impact.
So if God designed us to carry out this dream, has been preparing us to achieve it, wouldn’t we be:
- missing the mark for the target He had for our lives (Jeremiah 29:11)
- being stubborn (Ephesians 4:18)
- trying to do it my way – not His (Proverbs 29:1)
- wickedly pursuing the dream for my own gain (Matthew 16:26)
- just outright rebelling against what He has designed me for (Hebrews 5:11-14)
I’ll let 1 Peter 4:7-11 the Message version sum it up for me:
Everything in the world is about to be wrapped up, so take nothing for granted. Stay wide-awake in prayer. Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything. Be quick to give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless—cheerfully. Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God’s words; if help, let it be God’s hearty help. That way, God’s bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he’ll get all the credit as the One mighty in everything—encores to the end of time. Oh, yes!
It would be a sin to not pursue that God-given dream you’ve been gifted!
There’s a certain group of people waiting for you to stand in the gap for them, that’s what your dream is all about.
pursuing my dream right there with ya,
Are you ready to revive that dream of yours?
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