“Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, and the very ends of the earth as Your possession.” Psalm 2:8
Dream a little! NO, DREAM A LOT! I’m not talking about wishful thinking or fantasy. I’m talking about opening your eyes to see what God made you for. Don’t settle for less than God’s best just because you can’t see how you could make it happen. It’s not dependent upon you other than your willingness to be a part of something God-sized. But, your willingness to do so is always limited by your vision – so take time to dream a little.
God’s plan for you includes the “nations.” You are being fashioned into the kind of “fisher of men” that impacts the world. Yes, that’s right…God has uniquely made YOU with the ability and potential to change this world. As a follower of Jesus, you are the carrier of a message that can radically change billions of people’s lives. You dare not tell God where you will deliver this message of hope. Anything less than a global delivery commitment will result in the eternal death of billions. Yes, that’s right…billions.
The Psalmist and the Apostle John reveal the two things that are essential for this kind of massive impact. Check them out below and let them become a part of your daily routine.
1. Prayer that dares to ask for the nations. (Ps 2:8) Go ahead and ask Him. But tell Him you are willing to do whatever and go wherever He directs even before He lets you know your specific role. He loves a surrendered heart and always answers the kind of prayer that is according to His Will. According to Ps 2:8, the “asking for the nations” is included in His Will.
2. Faith that knows God is able to do “greater things” through you. (John 14:12) Okay, so you can’t see how God will do this through you. That doesn’t matter. What matters is that Jesus said He would be doing “greater works” through you than He did while here on earth. Will you choose to believe Him?
Once you get over the obstacle that screams for you to measure every directive of God with your abilities, there will be nothing that limits you. The Lord is on a mission and has invited you to join Him. It will require that you proclaim the Gospel to the world. Go ahead and buckle up. It’s going to be a great ride! And what a difference it will make!
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do because I go to the Father.” John 14:12