Summary: God has a dream for your life! God has a plan for your life and mine. A perfect plan that brings honour and Glory to Him and blessing to us.
We are continuing in our series on discovering our destiny, and today we are thinking about the truth that God has a dream for your life.
To focus our thoughts this evening, listen to the words of the Apostle Paul in Romans 12:1-2,
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him. 2Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
The Bible tells us that God, the Creator of the universe, knows you and wants to have a relationship with you.
God has a dream for your life!
God has a plan for your life and mine.
A perfect plan that brings honour and Glory to Him and blessing to us.
I think it’s true to say every parent has a dream for their child.
If you are a parent you have a dream for your children.
A dream that perhaps began before they were born.
If you are not a parent, the truth is your parents probably had a dream for you before you were born.
I’m not sure if mums dream more than dads.
Or if dads dream more than mums.
Or maybe we both dream as much as each other.
What will our baby be like?
What will they dream about becoming?
What will fill their thoughts?
Will they do well in school?
Will they be athletic or artistic or scientific?
Will they get a good job?
What is the destiny God has for them?
God has a dream for His children.
God has a destiny for His children.
God has a dream and a destiny for you.
Sometimes as human parents we can have unrealistic dreams for our children.
We may dream of our child being a pilot - that is possible.
An astronaut not so much.
Our heavenly Father has a dream for every one of His children, and God’s dream is to make you like His Son Jesus. Matthew 5:48 says, “you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.”
God’s dream for you and I is that we would be perfect. Perfect, that seems to be asking a lot, dreaming a lot, but when we come to know Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, when we repent and turn to Christ, God sees us as perfect.
Isaiah 61:10 says, I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness.
We could never be perfect in our own righteousness. When Jesus died on the cross, He did not just take away your sins. He also gave you His righteousness. God has clothed you and I with the robe of righteousness, which was paid for by Jesus’ blood.
In Romans 8, The Apostle Paul tells us how God uses every circumstance, every up, every down, every relationship, everything we ever go through to make us more like Jesus. God’s dream for you is about, the kind of person you are destined to become, the kind of relationship you will have with Him.
God calls each of us to be loving, kind, gentle, holy, God calls us to be people who live out our daily lives with integrity. God is with us every moment of every day. When you are driving your car, you can have a conversation with Him. When you are washing dishes, you can sing praise to Him. When you face a big decision in your life, you can ask your Heavenly Father to lead and to guide. God cares about the detail of your life, He wants to be in an intimate, loving, deep relationship with you.
God’s dream for His children, for us, for you, for me, is that we would be spiritually mature. As disciples of Christ, as children of the living God, His dream for us is, He wants us to think like Jesus, to walk like Jesus, to love like Jesus.
His dream is that we would be selfless like Jesus.
His dream is that we would live a life where our priorities are the same as Jesus.
His dream is that we would use our money and our time just like Jesus would.
How close is God’s dream to the reality of how you are actually living your life today?
For some people, the way they live their daily lives is far from the dream and plan that God has for them.