Pack YOur Bags! It’s time to chase your dreams!
You have been in this place for a while. Tent pitched, campfire a crackling, scenic view; everything you have needed to rest and recover has been supplied. I have come to tell you to pack your bags. You have slept here under the stars dreaming of the promises I have made and dreams that are hidden in your heart. Stare no longer, it is time to chase your dreams.
This campsite is becoming too comfortable for you. If you stay much longer you may never leave and therefore will not reach your destiny. I have come to make you uncomfortable here, restless if you will, keeping you awake in the night to remind you of the bigger picture, the dream.
So pack your bags, it is time to chase your dreams!
Be selective about what you bring. There are some things you have been carrying around that will be too burdensome for this journey. They will only weigh you down and cause you to fall. Let go of unforgiveness, doubts, and fears. Let go of the past so that you can move into your future.
Hand me anything that says, you can’t, you’re not, or you’ll never. I will carry them until you see that you can, you are, and you will.
One important thing you will need in your bag is room. You need to make room for the things I will supply for you. Have you forgotten that I have promised to supply all of your needs and to equip you for every good work? However, the most important thing is your sword. My Word should be in your mouth, in your hand, on your mind, and hidden in your heart.
The season of overcoming is here.
The time of barley and flax has come signifying an anointing to break free.
Freedom to walk away from the things that have held you back. Freedom to walk in My righteousness. The truths I have placed in you are coming forth and pushing aside your constraints.
This is the season of overcoming. Just as the earth is overcoming winter and bursting forth into spring, it is time for you to overcome your doubts and fears.
Reach out your hand… I am here. Fresh linen is being woven and your righteousness renewed.
Extinguish the fake fires!
The wrong sort of fuel has been put into your fire. This fuel is lulling you into complacency with thoughts like, I don’t have time, I don’t have what it takes, or I have been forgotten. You have warmed yourself with these falsehoods and the enemy is using that to cause to you settle in a camp where you were not meant to stay.
Proverbs 26:20 says that without wood the fire will go out.
The fuel that you burn will also determine the flames that you get.
Faith is the flame that will ignited all of your dreams
Hebrews 11 is filled with the names of dream chasers. Each of these men and women overcame all odds to obtain the dream I had given them. Their secret power was FAITH.
By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised. Hebrews 11:11
It is time for you to reach for, lay hold of, and receive the power to conceive your dreams. This is an invitation for you to receive.
How do you receive power to chase your dreams?
- Remember the day when the dream first came into your heart.
- Write down every way that I have come through for you in the past
- Meditate on My Word and remember who I AM
- Build up your faith so that you can Receive the Power to Conceive
By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised.
Have I not been faithful to you? Have I not promised that I would not withhold any good thing from you? Do I not have the power to supply your needs?
Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as many as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore. Hebrews 11:11-12
Child, I know you may feel like it, but you are not dead. Not yet anyway. As you pack your bags, spend some time letting the old habits that have held you back die. Lay each hindrance at My feet. Repent of your involvement with such thoughts and/or actions. Allow Me to breathe new life into you and your situation.
This is not an easy journey. You must have vision, determination, stamina, and most of all FAITH.
Are you ready? Get packing! Soon we will set out. It’s time to chase your dreams.
An invitation from Madaline
I understand what it feels like when a bigger than life dream beats so hard in your chest that it is impossible to deny. It is kind of like the drumming of the Jumanji game. As intimidating as it may be sometimes, the thought of giving up the dream is far worse.
Is there something the Lord has called you to do? Do you have a dream in your heart? I am sure that you do, because God has promised that He has a plan for each one of us that is bigger than we ever thought or imagined.
Maybe your dream is writing a book or following through with an invention idea. Maybe you want to develop a new business or start a ministry. Very possibly you want to see your family (kids, grandkids, parents, neighbors, church) all strong, healed, and serving the Lord to the best of their ability.
Whatever it is, even if you are not sure yet but you want to get in on God’s dreams then join me on this journey. Pack your bags. It is time to chase your dreams!
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