Principles of Success 11 It Doesn’t Have to Make Sense

Imagine God spoke to you and said get up at 4am tomorrow and pray in tongues for one hour. That will never in a million years make sense to your natural mind, but here’s the good news – it doesn’t have to, you can do it anyway. You might think “Hey, I don’t get up at 4am”, doesn’t matter, you can! You might think “I could never pray that long”, but what you think and reason and rationalize doesn’t matter. God has told me to do many things I do not have the capabilities to do. but it doesn’t matter. He has told me to do things that do not make sense, but it doesn’t matter, it does not have to make sense.

You do not have to understand, to grasp, to be comfortable with, anything God tells you to do. You can still do it. When you are being led by the Lord, you will end up in places you have never been before. What you need to work on is not making sense, but dreaming. Use your mind to imagine not to rationalize and you will walk in your dreams and have good success.

Or let me say it like this – DO NOT DREAM REASONABLE DREAMS. Dream big huge dreams that are utterly unreasonable. Your imagination is the only thing that can change your life, that can be given substance by faith and produce a new reality around you. The clothes you are wearing, the car you drive, the body you have – all are determined by your thoughts and imaginations! You want them to change, change your dreams and stop dreaming reasonable, sensible, rational dreams.

The energy of your dreams changes your world. Proverbs says it like this – as a man thinks in his heart so is he, Paul says be transformed by the renewing of your mind, John tells us that he is praying that we prosper and be in health, even as our soul prospers. All of this is various ways of saying the same truth – our dreams determine our reality. When God puts an image in your mind, dare to dream no matter what the circumstances say.

Your dream will bring to you everything you need – the people, the resources, the stuff, the ideas, the plans. THERE IS NO DOUBT IN GOD’s HEART – THERE NEEDS TO BE NO DOUBT IN YOUR HEART EITHER, whether it makes sense or not. Never use rationality to judge your dreams!


Published by Tree of Life Church

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