Dream Long

dare-to-dreamI was in a meeting a couple weeks ago and the speaker was a Pastor’s son from India. As usual, he spoke on what the ministry in India is doing and wants to do etc. The usual missionary type sharing from a pulpit. But something really jumped out at me. His father, during a sermon, was speaking on dreaming. He said, “Many can dream big, but few dream long.” Few dream long.

I need to dream long.

Based on previous blogs I spoke on Presence and Promise and how Presence is key to open Promise. Dreaming long is the same thing. I know for me to dream big is emotional suicide but to dream long is sustained expectancy. I can dream the biggest dreams and despite my doubt or unbelief I continue to dream big…but now I know I need to dream long.

Who knows when a big dream will manifest? Where it will? How it will?

Living in the journey with God is so important. Dreaming big but dreaming long. I’m learning to trust Him for the outcome. I’m learning that living in expectancy is better then living with expectations. Expectancy is choosing to live in the moment with faith in a secure future. Expectancy is dreaming long while enjoying the journey.

How many of us stop to smell the roses, if I may use that term we’ve all heard? Dreaming long and living in expectancy forces us to walk with God and not run ahead of Him. Great quote about dreaming from one of the Wright brothers.

I got more thrill out of flying before I had ever been in the air at all – while lying in bed thinking how exciting it would be to fly. – Orville Wright

They dreamed big and learned to dream long. Dreams are but the desires of your heart. “Everything that you will ask in prayer and believe, you will receive.” – Matthew 21:22

I confess that in 1901, I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years. . . . Ever since, I have distrusted myself and avoided all predictions. –  Wilbur Wright
It is not really necessary to look too far into the future; we see enough already to be certain it will be magnificent. Only let us hurry and open the roads.Wilbur Wright

Dream big, saints and dream long! Live in the expectancy of today! Believe you will receive! May God grant to us the desires of our hearts!

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15 comments

  1. Amen. Love the Wright brother quotes. Loved what you said here too…”Dreaming big but dreaming long. I’m learning to trust Him for the outcome. I’m learning that living in expectancy is better then living with expectations. Expectancy is choosing to live in the moment with faith in a secure future. Expectancy is dreaming long while enjoying the journey.” So true. Thanks for encouraging us to dream long! Blessings.

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  2. “I’m learning that living in expectancy is better then living with expectations. Expectancy is choosing to live in the moment with faith in a secure future. Expectancy is dreaming long while enjoying the journey.” What a rich thought to chew and chew and chew!

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  3. first I must say your blog encourages and challenges me. secondly it shows me that no matter what part of the world we are from, (and I’m from Kenya, Africa) the word of God is relevant to us all. This post Dream long challenged me to keep doing God’s will long after the emotional pull that we have in the begining of a ministry is dulled by the realities of living. Its not just saying a short prayer once in a while for a course (say for Missionaries) but doing it consistently, whether I feel like it or not – to finish well.
    Thank you.

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  4. Wow! Refreshing viewpoints. Looking forward to corresponding with you via blog/e-mail. Thank you for visiting and following my blog. Thank you for clarifying the difference between expectancy and expectations. Expectancy is definitely better. Expectations often to lead to judgment, discontent, criticism and disappointment.

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  5. Thank you for sharing that…Dream Long! It is so much better to go after that hearts desire when you are ready to persevere what ever might block the way. Sometimes our expectations were just that, OURS. When we need to run the race God has set out for us instead. Living in the expectancy of his divine providence and grace. Thanks for the follow…enjoyed your article.

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