Do you know a person that is always full of ideas? They seem to always want to write a book, start a business, film a documentary or start the next non-profit to save dolphins. They sound like good ideas but the person never takes them to the next level. They talk about ideas but their ideas never transfer to fruition in real life. Why?
- Conception must take place – The idea, vision, dream, must take root deep inside you. It has to form in you. It has to become so attached to you that you believe the world needs your idea.
- Continuity is involved – God will not start a work in you and then toss it to the side of the road like old garbage. He will continue to work in you and build upon that idea. He will show you the overall vision. He will show you what the dream will ultimately look like. However, he does not reveal to you exactly how you will get from point A to point B. He wants you to trust him. Faith is involved. God will show you the vision, you have to trust him to get you there.
- Character is produced – God is not going to do a work through you without also doing a work in you. Everything that happens in your life, is to mold and shape you into the image of Christ and it is for God’s glory. It is not about you. Your dream, your idea, your vision is not about you. The minute you allow your pride to get in the way and you try to make it about your glory, do not be surprised if your dream is put on hold. God is more concerned with you being molded and shaped into the image of Jesus than he is with whether or not your idea ever sees fruition.
- Completion will happen – Do not try to rush the process. What God has birthed in you, he will bring it to completion in his time. God does not operate on our schedule.