We are taking steps to restore shattered dreams and visions. During the past two days we have learned the first step is to reject reasons for remaining where you are. The second step is to rise up and take action. Today, we take the third step: Rely on God’s power. God told Moses, "So I will stretch out My hand and strike Egypt with all My wonders which I will do in its midst; and after that he will let you go” (Exodus 3:20).
Moses’ first attempt to deliver Israel was through human effort when he reacted in anger and killed the Egyptian taskmaster. His efforts failed, and he was forced to flee to the desert. Moses is not the only biblical character who failed:
-David committed adultery.
-Naomi went out joyously, lost everything, and returned to Bethlehem in defeat.
-Peter denied Christ.
-The disciples all fled at the time of Christ's greatest need prior to His death at Calvary.
-John Mark abandoned the missionary team.
Like these men and women, you may have tried and failed, your dream was shattered, and your ministry ended. You are fearful to try again. But now it is time to step out in faith and let God birth through you new dreams, new visions, and new ministries. This time you will not fail because you are not depending on yourself but upon the power of the Almighty God.
From the sacred ground of the burning bush, Moses returned to Egypt to fulfill his calling. His shattered dream became a reality when Israel was delivered from their cruel taskmasters and he led them to freedom. This time, Moses relied on God's power instead of his own self-effort.
Moses' revelation came through a burning bush. A spiritual bush is burning for you right now. Its message is the same: God is not through with you, despite your past failures. Your destiny is not the wilderness where you are right now. Your destiny is the dream God has placed within you, the calling that refuses to die–no matter how hard you try to forget it.
God told Moses, "Take off your shoes." In essence, God was saying "I am going to walk in your shoes to take you to your destiny!" Perhaps, as an act of submission, you should remove your shoes right now. You are standing on holy ground. Your dream is being rekindled. Like Moses, God is giving you a new beginning, and this time you will not fail because God will be walking in your shoes, taking you to your destiny.
Three steps to rekindle your dream:
-Reject reasons for remaining where you are.
-Rise up and take action.
-Rely on God's power.
My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.