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Inspiration

His Dream is Bigger
By Joel Osteen - Apr 10, 2015

In scripture, Joseph was falsely accused and put into prison. I can imagine him year after year praying, "God, please get me out of this prison. God, you know I didn't do anything wrong." Joseph's dream was to one day be free. But God said, "Joseph, that's too small. Not only am I going to bring you out of prison, I'm going to make you ruler over the whole nation."

A few years later when Joseph was in charge of all of Egypt, I'm sure there were nights when he went outside and looked up at the stars and thought, "God, I never dreamed you would put me here. I was just praying to get out of prison. But God, You supersized what I was dreaming about." 

Like Joseph, no matter what you're praying about, it may seem big in your mind, but to God, it's a small thing. You might be saying, "God, just help me pay my bills. Help me make it through this month." That may seem like a big thing to you, but God says, "That's too small." He wants to bring you into overflow! He wants you to lend and not borrow.

You might say, "God, I'm so lonely. Just bring somebody into my life. I don't care at this point, God, I'll take anybody." No, you may have settled, but God didn't settle. He's going to bring somebody into your life greater than you imagined. Somebody who honors Him. Somebody who loves you, who is fun, talented and good looking!

Why don't you stir up your faith today? You don't have to figure it all out, just be open. Just say, "God, I trust You! I believe Your plans are more than I could imagine. I receive the dream You have for me, knowing that it is so much bigger than my own!"

"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:9, NIV)

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