‘I focus on this one thing.’ Philippians 3:13 NLT
In order to move forward with confidence on your life’s journey, you need a reliable road map. In the Bible this is called a dream or a vision. For Moses, it was leading God’s people out of slavery and into the Promised Land. For Florence Nightingale, it meant bringing healing and hope to wounded and dying soldiers in Crimea. For Thomas Edison, it was illuminating the world with incandescent light. The fact is, anyone who ever made a difference in life started with a dream, and eventually it became their life’s passion. For the publishers of this devotional, it’s putting God’s Word into the hands of as many people as possible in every nation on earth!
How can you tell if your vision is from God? It will bless you and benefit others. Now, if your dream is only to live in a mansion and accumulate a fortune for yourself, don’t count on God to underwrite it. Furthermore, your dream is worth only what you’re willing to pay for it. Inspiration without perspiration is just a daydream. Forty per cent of the people you meet have great ideas, but all they do is talk about them. Another forty per cent work hard and would be willing to give their all for a great dream—but they don’t have one. Only the remaining twenty per cent have a dream and the faith to make it come true. And even if you’re part of that group, there are no guarantees you’ll succeed. But you have a good chance—better than eighty per cent of those around you. So go ahead—dare to dream.
SoulFood: Isa 63–66, Luke 4:14–30, Ps 89:15–37, Pro 2:21–22
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023