So often our dreams are about us—what we want for our life or what’s good for us. But Jesus, our example of how to live, gave His life not for His benefit but for ours. Shortly before He was crucified, He was in a garden praying and said, “Not My will but Yours be done” (Luke 22 NIV). He came to earth to do the will of God the Father. He eagerly did what God wanted Him to do.
In the same way Jesus did, ask God to give you His vision and His dreams for your life. “God … is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of — infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes” (Ephesians 3:20b TLB).
To really live this dream God has for us, we need to let go of selfishness—or die to self. There are things we must die to, for example: our plans, our timing, our way, our reputation, getting credit for what we do, the need to be in control and the need to be right. Sometimes when things don’t happen according to our timetable, we tend to run ahead of God and try to make it happen. We become fearful and stressful. But wait on God; he knows what you are going through and hasn’t forgotten about you. Habakkuk 2:3 NIV says, ”For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.” And if you ever get stuck, look back to the last thing you remember God telling you and then do it. God can’t lead you if you won’t follow.
Give your life to God, just like Christ laid down His life for you, God will do amazing things in you and through you. It’s not easy but the reward on the other side is so worth it.