Albert Einstein said, “Once a day, allow yourself the freedom to dream.”
What do you suppose Einstein dreamed of? I would guess that a look at his life’s work and the contributions he made to physics would provide some clues about his dreams.
If you were to dedicate time each day to the task of dreaming, what would you dream about? A better family life? A closer walk with God? A better job? A more secure financial situation?
When we dream, we allow ourselves to see beyond the reality, and possibly the ugliness, of now. When we dream, we allow ourselves to explore the possibilities of what could happen, how things could be.
We know the words of Jesus. “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)
Mustard-seed faith – which is actually mountain-moving faith – starts with a dream, an idea of what could be. You don’t have to stay stuck in a rut forever. The first step to changing your situation is to allow yourself to dream.
Try it. Once a day (at least), take some time to be alone with God. Think about your life, your ministry, your family, your health, your happiness, and allow yourself to imagine how things could be. Then, exercise that mustard seed of faith to believe that God’s power can bring these things to pass.