Power, wealth, jobs, children, and ministries are just a few of the thousands of dreams each one of us possess. We are driven by our dreams and press trying to obtain our goals. No doubt dreams are a great tool in making us better people. God even wants to work big dreams into our thoughts and then bless us to obtain them. Dr. Jack Hyles said “If you cannot dream it then don’t worry about ever obtaining it.” I encourage every person to dream to the stars and set high goals for your life and family. Allow me to narrow the scope for a moment and look at how we can succeed at our dreams.
I Kings 19:20: “And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee…” KJV
Elisha here gives us a great example to follow in order to accomplish our dreams. Elijah in verse 20 touches Elisha with the power of God which he never gets over. For the next 20 years he serves Elijah learning and paying the price that God might grant him such power.
2 Kings 3:11 “…Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah.” (KJV)
For 20 years the Bible says all he did was pour water on Elijah’s hands. In order to obtain your dreams you must first submit to the authorities over you and be a servant. This is no matter to take lightly but yet should be done with much faithfulness. The blessings of God will flow in direct proportion to how you serve.
1 Peter 5:6 “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:” (KJV)
Determine today to be a servant that God may exalt you in His sovereign time table. You can know if you are serving correctly by your response when treated as a servant. Will you allow God to create in you a servant’s heart in order for your future dreams to be present blessings?