If you're wondering if your wildest dreams can come true, read this

Originally published Sunday, 09 August 2015.

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. Ephesians 3:20 (MSG)

I don’t know about you but sometimes I forget that God can do far more than I can ask or imagine. 

I forget it even when I know throughout my life there are moments where things have happened that I never asked for, or never imagined and yet God has done them. 

I’m learning that some of the best dreams you can live are the ones you can't even imagine right now. (tweet this)

My first “real” job as a TV producer is one of those times. 

As a young teen I had crazy big dreams with God.

I thought I was going to be own a huge media empire. 

Then my life took some twists and turns and this dream seemed stupid, naïve, adolescent. 

A decade or so later I went to an interview and God reminded me of my media dream. It had revolved around a warehouse where young people and teenagers could hang out and discover that Jesus not only loved, but liked, them.

During the interview, I was told that the set for the TV show, which I would be working on, would be a warehouse.   

On the drive home, I kept saying thanks to God and laughing. 

I think God was laughing too. 

My dream would have reached two or three hundred kids; God’s dream reached hundreds of thousands across the entire African continent. 

My dreams were too small; God’s dreams were beyond my wildest imaginings.

That was the day I learnt God isn't limited by our small dreams(tweet this)

Then there is my marriage. I never imagined being married to someone of a different culture and race to me. I never dreamt that within our first year of marriage we’d begin fighting cancer. It still seems unreal to me that a few weeks ago a biopsy on some lymph nodes that seemed cancerous came back with “NO cancer”. 

I’ve been reflecting on some of the “wow” moments in my life. The moments when God has surprised me with something I never expected. 

And it’s been growing my faith for the things that I barely dare to hope for right now, the things that seem far off

Faith believes that impossible is just an opportunity for God to do something outrageous and beautiful and breathtaking. 

I don’t know what the thing is in your life that looks impossible right now. 

You might even burst out laughing at the thought of God doing something to change your circumstances.

I want to encourage you that even if it seems impossible God can still do it. 

Even if right now you’re laughing. God can.

Even if you’re thinking there is no natural way it will happen. God can.

It is impossible…but God can do anything—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!

Ponder: Do you have dreams that you barely have hope for God to accomplish? I encourage you to write them down and then pray for them until you see God do more than you could imagine. 

Prayer: God, you know those things in my heart that I barely dare to hope for, today I give them to you, I trust them to you, and ask that you because I know that you can do more than I could ever guess, imagine or request in wildest dreams. Amen. 

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