I’ve spent a lot of time dreaming about prosperity, houses, cars, great relationships, businesses I could start, things I could buy, and places I could see; the list was incessant. Those dreams always seemed elusive. When one was achieved (or not) it was never very fulfilling but rather shallow and empty. It always left me in a place of wanting and/or disappointment. So there I’d go, on to the next dream…or was it fantasy?
After God sifted all my dreams, only one remained—Jesus—the only dream that never disappoints.
Essentially, when we make Jesus our best dream, everything in life falls into place. This is where the two worlds of fantasy and dream divide. Some might think making Jesus our best dream is a cop-out. I beg to differ. To make Jesus our best dream means we surrender to His plan—His dreams for us. Proverbs 19:21 states “You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.” We can dream our dreams and strive to make them happen, only to watch them crumble, or we can dream God’s dreams for us and expectantly see them come to fruition. No matter what path we take, in the end, God’s plans and dreams are going to prevail—it’s a no-brainer.
Making Jesus our best dream means we find Him as our only source and contentment. It’s a journey of single focus. It’s the wonder of relationship with an Almighty, Eternal God where in the midst He deposits His dreams in our heart. And not only does He birth them in us, but He strengthens us to make them happen! Philippians 4:13 speaks of this very thing “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”
Additionally, Jesus as our best dream is the essence of Philippians 4:13. Little ol’ me and little ol’ you cannot do all things unless we are in Christ and Christ is in us. Running off doing our own thing and conjuring up our plans and then asking God for His approval is not Christ through us. Being in a relationship with Him where He is our everything (our best dream) is the core of Christ through us. A love-sick relationship of a submitted life style is where His dreams are exchanged with ours and where the dreams succeed.
Tired of disappointment? Live the dream of Jesus as your best dream—you will not be disappointed!