I remember a phrase that used to go around in the middle and high school dating world: “Not even in your wildest dreams.” Now, I’m 27, so that was a familiar phrase, said a lot around me to myself and some of my friends. And, of course, the meaning is clear. That guy/girl wouldn’t go out on a date, go to a dance, or kiss you even in your wildest dreams.
Now, we all have some wild dreams. We’re king of the world, we’re a mass murderer, we’re running from a mass murderer, we’re married to someone different, our jobs are better, or worse, we lost a family member, etc, etc. And we daydream extravagantly too. We daydream about our perfect jobs, our perfect spouse, our perfect lives, a lot of money…anything, everything. We imagine great things for our lives, and we think: “There’s no way…”
What if I were to tell you that there was a way? What if I were to tell you that God can help you get the things you want (within reason)? He can.
In the book of Ephesians, the apostle Paul mentions, “God can do anything, you know-far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.” (3:20; The Message) Put differently, He is “able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us…(ESV).
The God that we serve is able to amazing things in our lives, and He is able to give us more than we can ask or imagine, anything beyond our wildest dreams, as long as His power is working in us and His Spirit is in us. That part is key, because there are so many positive thinking courses who just say it takes our own spirit, but it takes the Spirit of God to accomplish anything of great value or worth in His Kingdom or in our own lives.
Have faith in your God. He can and will do great things, as long as His Spirit resides in and is working in you.