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Shameless Audacious Dreams & Prayers

After all, it’s His plan.

I have this thing I do.

I journal daily. It’s a mix of my thoughts, revelations from God, writing my daily gratitude, making my to-do list for the day and of course Bible study and prayer. It’s a mesh of all of it. I wake up with my thoughts on hyper drive and have learned to get them written.

One of the things I write out daily are my ‘shameless audacious dreams and prayers.’  I LOVE dreaming dreams so big that when they come to fruition, I know God had to be in the middle and it was a plan He placed in my heart from the beginning.

Some days it’s just an automatic copying of the same things and last Wednesday felt very much this way.

I had this thought after I wrote them out….

“I wonder if God gets bored with me praying about the same things every day?”

This process has been a part of my journaling on and off for years. I would stop because I GOT BORED with it and then pick it up again when I felt compelled.

Almost instantaneously, when I wondered about God’s boredom with me, the Holy Spirit dropped the KJV of 1 Thessalonians 5:17 into my heart….

“pray without ceasing.”

Like a three-year-old, my response was; “why?”

Here’s what I wrote in my journal …..

Maybe God needs to see how serious I am before He allows that Big Audacious Dream to begin happening.

If He’s going to answer that prayer for my biggest craziest dream, He needs evidence of consistency and effort on my part … to make His plan happen. After all, it’s His plan. He places the plan in my heart.

I then compared it to being an entrepreneur …. which often happens in my brain.

If I had this enormous idea that I KNEW was a sure thing …. would I assign it to the employee who was inconsistent in attendance or lacked responsibility and follow through?

Or would I wait and watch for the one who showed up every dayspent time chatting with me about the detailstook on tasks without complaining no matter the difficulty or size and who never left a job uncompleted?

I think we all know the answer to that question.

So…..maybe my consistency in writing my big dreams, is far more than just copying from day to day. Perhaps, on the days I stop to dream and write about them in detail, is when He knows I am the one he can count on because I’m dreaming right along with Him.

I’m reminded of this scripture:

“And then GOD answered: “Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time.”
Habakkuk 2:2-3 MSG

If it’s not too personal, I’d love to hear your ‘shameless audacious dreams and prayers.’ I’d love to join in believing for them with you!

My prayer for you my entrepreneurial friend…..

Today God, as my friend goes about their day, I pray that you drop confirmations in front of them for the plans you have for them which seem like ‘shameless audacious dreams.’  I pray for them to enjoy every moment of dreaming big dreams and stopping to think about all the details which would go into them. I pray they find scriptures to pray along with those dreams to make them more real and tangible.  As my friend dares to believe they could be a part of such a huge plan, God I pray you bring a peace over them so they know it HAS to be You. I pray all of this in Jesus Name, Amen.

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