Admittedly, I’m a dreamer. Often, I’m caught in thought – planning, wondering and imagining a variety of things. Most of the time they are ministry related. The words of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech cause my heart to beat faster, as the dreams God places inside me begin to form picturesque visions in my mind.
As a women’s ministry leader, I believe God wants us to be “Dependent Dreamers.” We must dream big dreams and depend on a big God.
In closing out chapter three of Ephesians, Paul pens a beautiful doxology. “Now unto Him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” (Ephesians 3:20 KJV). I like KJV here, specifically because it uses two words to talk about how God wants to supersede our dreams and expectations – exceedingly and abundantly! He doesn’t just want to add a pretty centerpiece to our women’s conferences and make sure the color schemes match, He wants to rock our ministries! The same power that raised Jesus Christ from the grave is the same power working in us and through us to lead our women’s ministries.
I’m as guilty as anyone of limiting the Lord and not giving Him enough access to my life or ministry. Could it be that we think our plans are better than His? Are we scared of what He might ask us to do? As you plan and prepare for the upcoming season of ministry, I want to encourage you to dream bigger. Let’s think outside the proverbial box and see how God shows up in exceeding and abundant ways!
Action Step: What are three dreams you would like to see fulfilled in your women’s ministry? Write them down.
Lord, You are the author of our dreams. They are birthed in the deep recesses of our hearts, created and formed by You. These dreams we write down today, we offer to you for Your glory. We know that You are able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we ask or think or imagine or dream according to the power that works in us.
Do your thing Lord. We are depending on you! Amen.
Have you experienced God superseding your dreams in women’s ministry? We’d love to hear about your experience. Comment below to continue the conversation.