When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home. He had no relations with her until she bore a son, and he named him Jesus. Matthew 1:24-25
He may have his dreams. Start a family with Mary. Love and take care of his wife. Build their home with their would be children. With his trade of carpentry he would build their own furniture and home. Every chair to be seated on, every table to be shared, every bed where to rest he might have some ideas what to do. However, Mary was found to be pregnant even before they live together. And this may have shattered Joseph’s dreams as he was planning to break the engagement quietly. Yet God has His dream for Joseph and His dream for him is big – be the earthly father of the Savior of the world. This dream big and is not even comparable to any dream which Joseph might have thought of. This dream is not only big, it is also the right dream. And as he awoke, Joseph did follow God’s big dream.
Dreaming big is a catch phrase among motivational speakers and spiritual preachers nowadays. Go to YouTube and watch the motivational speaker shouting the exact phrase. Browse the website of a popular preacher and read through his outline on dreaming big. Deep inside us, we want to dream big. As they say in Filipino, “Libre ang mangarap” (“It is free to dream”). And when you dream you do not dream small, you dream big. Brace yourselves with this – God dreams big for us.
His dreams for us are not only big but the right dreams for us and His kingdom. His dreams for us are not only for our good, His dreams for us are for our best! Settling only for our dreams will hinder us to see His plans for us. Being satisfied with what we can achieve will prevent us in experiencing His larger than life dreams in our lives. Limiting our plans within our boundaries will surely give us a good distance to travel however God’s dreams for us will get us pass beyond that. Dream big and dream right, my friends.
Find rest and peace in God. Sleep in God’s presence. Dream big for God. Dream right for God. And when it time to wake up, go and do what God dreams for us.