Genesis 37:6, NIV
In 1989, a movie was released called Field of Dreams. Kevin Costner played Ray Kincella, a 37 year-old man who had never done a crazy thing in his life until he heard a voice one day that said, “If you build it, he will come.” You see, Ray had a stormy relationship with his dad. As a rebellious child of the 60’s, he scorned his dad who loved baseball, refusing even to play catch with him. His father died before he could make things right. When he plowed his cornfield over and made a baseball field, everyone said he was crazy for following his dream, but through the magic of the film, he was able to be reunited with his father. The theology is certainly not correct and the plot is nowhere near reality, but that is what makes the movie, the movie.
One thing is for certain, people will come to a place where their dreams can be fulfilled. God’s field of dreams is not in Iowa, but rather in the hearts of His people. How do we know what a dream looks like? This list below gives us a good content:encoded of what a God-given dream will do:
It will stir your passion.
It will be humanly impossible to accomplish.
It will make an impression on you for a lifetime.
It will cause you to exercise strong faith.
It will be attacked by the enemy of our souls.
QUESTION: Do you have a God-given dream? What is it? If not, is God trying to give you one? What are the reasons we refuse to accept God’s calling on our lives?