Every now and then I get a BIG DREAM. I am not sure where it comes from. I would like to think from God. But when that big dream or big idea happens it always means BIG CHANGES are coming. And that isn't always comfortable. Last week the sermon in church was do dream the impossible. So I started thinking about what that might look like and I was surprised. It has been quite a while since I had a big dream. In fact every time I have one of these "dream" ideas - they come true. Not immediately of course. But I know when the dream presents itself, that I am in for a major roller coaster experience.
About 23 years ago my life was in tatters. I was a divorced, bankrupt, single mom with no money, a house that was falling down around my ears and no idea what was next. And it was in the midst of this lowest point of my life that I hatched a dream to come to Hollywood! A big dream with no logical way of realizing it. But a year later I had somehow sold my, house, moved and had a job in Los Angeles. 3 years later I was a literary agent and soon had the big office, big salary and V.P. title. A lot can happen with a big dream. Then 9 years ago that dream changed. I had a profound spiritual experience. I had always believed in God and certainly had plenty of miraculous experiences that seemed to verify my faith, but it was then that I came to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As strange and as maybe cliche as it sounds, I truly was reborn spiritually. And my course in life changed again. It took a couple of years but through completely bizarre, wonderful and God-led circumstances I started teaching at a wonderful university and working with talented and inspiring writers and film makers.
And now a new dream is percolating. I am not able to completely give voice to it yet because it is still in its seedling (maybe seed) stage. So I am not sure what it will look like - just yet. But it feels big, and impossible and exhilarating. Which is why I think God is involved.
I just don't know how it all fits together yet. But maybe that is the excitement of new dreams. Like a roller coaster we don't know for sure where all the twists and turns and ups and downs are, which is what makes it fun.... or terrifying. Do you have a big dream? You know that crazy dream that when you drop off to sleep at night you think about but immediately dismiss it because it just seems too - unlikely. I don't mean that random daydream that just flits through. I mean that sort of nagging idea that comes back again and again. For days, months, years. That just may be God trying to get your attention. That may be God calling you. Whispering to you. Telling you to get outside your self and to see you as He sees you - beloved. God wants the very best for us. In Jeremiah 29:11 Hes says, "For I know the plans I have for you. For good and not for evil. To give you hope and a future."
Are you dreaming the impossible? Why not?
Because with God all things are possible.