Today, our country honors Martin Luther King Jr. On August 28, 1963, he spoke to approximately 250,000 people and declared, “I have a dream.”
While much could be said about that day and the incredible speech given, several questions come to mind related to our leadership.
Do we have a dream?
Is our leadership pursuing that dream?
Have we shared our dream with others?
Have we invited others to help achieve our dream?
Without a dream, it becomes challenging to develop vision, set goals, make plans, and achieve success. Are we dreaming yet?
“You can’t have a Million Dollar DREAM with a minimum wage work ethic.” unknown
It is interesting to consider how often we want to achieve great things, but are unwilling to do what is necessary to make those dreams come true.
The same is true in every area, not just the secular.
The reality of how small we think should frighten us. Before we make excuses, shackle ourselves with our own inabilities, or blame someone or something else for our small thinking, maybe we need a reminder of who our God is.
We must not fall prey to the old 60s mentality that “if it is meant to be, it is up to me.” We need to start thinking that it can be because our God is great.
Do we remember the ten spies who brought the bad report and received the consequences for their actions? Joshua and Caleb were the only ones who knew it was God who would make it happen.
This did not eliminate the need for Israel to fight the battles, but God gave the victory. Why would it be any different today?