Saturday, June 6, 2009

Aim High

Now Joseph had a dream... Genesis 37:5

It began as a dream. Many thought it. They viewed its light in the darkness, mirroring the sun's rays. Its strange luminescence intrigued them. Could a man walk on the moon? President John F. Kennedy believed it was possible. On May 25, 1961 he gave his famous speech where he declared that a man would one day set foot on the moon and return safely to earth. He believed this would be accomplished before the end of the 1960s.

The United States Government backed NASA financially, and the scientists and technicians labored feverishly to reach the goal set by their leader. On July 20, 1969 - roughly 8 years since Kennedy's speech - Neil Armstrong became the first man to stand on the surface of the moon. Then the Apollo 11 spacecraft brought Neil and the rest of the crew safely back to earth.

All would agree that this was a significant accomplishment. The accomplishment, like every achievement, began with the seed of a dream. A dream that required faith, cooperation, and hard work to bring to pass. What dreams do we have that lay dormant? What ambitions has God placed in your heart and mine? The Lord wants us to succeed. He wants us to pursue our God-given goals. I confess that a times I have fallen short in achieving the goals God has for me. But I desire to see all that God has for me become a reality. I desire to reach higher.

What are your dreams for your family? What are your dreams for the advancement of the kingdom of God? What are your personal aspirations? Let's set goals for our lives and let's apply ourselves to reach them. With God all things are possible. With His help we can achieve great things as long as the dreams we go after come from Him. Let's aim high!

Dear Lord,

I thank you for the dreams you've placed in me, and I ask you to help me bring them to pass. Forgive me for doubting and for standing on the sidelines. Help me to courageously go after the aspirations You've given me. In all I do Lord, help me to always seek first your kingdom. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

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1 comment:

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