Updated: Apr 28, 2020
“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
Can you think of a time when you used to dream? You dreamed about the future, what it could be, and with excitement and a certain wide eyed wonder you embraced life with hope and expectancy.
Sometimes life has a way of slowly and subtly moving us away from the dreams we once had. The dreams can be written off as childhood fantasy and not congruent with the life that you now live; real life.
Is it possible that for you, the world you once lived in had no ceiling? You were always looking outwards and upwards for more freedom and adventure, knowing that there was potential within you for something great. Yet now you find yourself in a place where the ceiling of your world has drawn in close. It hems you in. It blocks your outwards and upwards vision. It’s a ceiling made of shame from past failures, negative influences, and now also lack of belief on your part. There’s no point lifting your head to look up or look out because these are the only things that you will see every time you do. You must resign yourself to the world in which you live and stay under the ceiling that has been built there to keep you inside.
Today, I want to challenge you to look up once more. Go on, take one more look! Allow your eyes to peak through the ceiling of your current world. There’s always a gap of the light of God’s grace getting through, to enable you to see out. Look beyond those things that have created your ceiling. Look at the freedom, life and adventure there is out there. Look up at the Hills. Realise that they were created by an infinitely huge and creative God who can help you to get to the place that existed in your former dreaming. Break through your ceiling by faith knowing that God is your help and strength as you do it.
Have I stopped dreaming? Have I lost my wide eyed wonder in Jesus?
Lord Jesus, help me today to dream again in you. Give me the faith today to make the right moves towards fulfilling those dreams. Help me never to settle for a life that is less than what you have called me to be.