Monday, June 13, 2011

Working your Dream: The Abraham Model

Welcome, it is another week and another opportunity to push your dream a litter further than before.   On the last post I spoke about stepping out of your comfort zone.  The essence of that post was to make us understand that until we get out of the mindset of ‘it has to be easy for me to do’, it is impossible to make a difference.  Consequently, what I am doing my best to put across with Nevertheless is that our determination to make a difference should be the motivation for us stepping out and staying out until we achieve our God given purpose.

Today, I will like to take us to what I will call the ‘Throne Room Perspective’ on working and living a dream.  Our text will be taken from Hebrews 11:8, join me to see a few lessons I gleaned from it last week.

  1. Abraham was called by God.  The dream that makes a difference is not the dream we dredge up for ourselves.  From experience I can tell that the stuff I have been able to remain with and pushed over the last fifteen years of my life are those things God gave me to do.  No, he didn’t thunder from heaven to give me instructions, but they have been the things that have given me the most joy and caused me the most anxiety and pain.  Despite all that has happened I have stuck with them.  Abraham had to have heard God for him to have stuck for all the years he did as he awaited the manifestation of God’s promise for his life.
  2. Even though he was called to go to land he knew not, Abraham obeyed!  He obeyed without knowing what it was that he was getting into, he obeyed even when he didn’t know what he might be required to deal with.  For your dream, it shouldn’t be any different, whether you understand the process or not, it is important for you to take the first step.  Again, from my personal experience, I have come to find that with each step that I take, somehow, the next step becomes clearer.  One thing is clear though, had I been given a blow by blow account of the things that will unfold, I would never have stepped out.  Stepping out without knowing is usually a declaration of trust in the one who has called.  If you answer the call to pursue your dream today, irrespective of how much you don’t know, it is important that you start with what you do know and can do. Obey!
  3. In Hebrews 11:8, we are told that Abraham was called by God to go to a land he didn’t know but which God wanted to give him for an inheritance.   Everything that you dream about in a good life is embedded within the dream in your heart.  Your inheritance is hidden inside your dream; the more you work it out the closer you will get to your inheritance.  Sitting on the couch and day dreaming is exactly that, as long as you are not working your dream, there is no inheritance to receive.
  4. The fullness of the manifestation of this inheritance wasn’t even going to manifest until Abraham’s seed!  However, Abraham kept working!  To enjoy the fullness that is within your dream, time and process are key elements.  Time and process help to get us ready to take hold of that which has been given to us.  Our character is polished and refined so that when we do receive the inheritance, we are ready to administer it well.
  5. Embedded within Abraham’s call was a blessing for many generations.  Your dream also holds a blessing for many generations.  What is happening is that what God wants to use in blessing generations, He has committed into your hands.  Your dream therefore isn’t about you, and for that reason, working it out is extremely important.  Imagine the generations that are waiting just so you can manifest the blessing God has promised them!
  6. Abraham believed without worrying.  Sometimes I still lapse into forgetting this principle.  My mind wants to comprehend the steps and process them before I move.  But Abraham didn’t know, neither did he worry.  Working a dream takes courage.  It is like stepping out in the dark sometimes, but if we all understand that the dream isn’t ours but was put there by another greater than us, then surely, we will know that He will be there to guide us to working it out.

All I am saying is that, a dream is put in our hearts by God and we must trust him to help us actualize it.  Faith is not something only those who believe in God do; faith is the very foundation of living.  As you step out today, I do know that you will make it, NeverTheLess.  God bless you.

Sistar B


  1. Hi SistarB -

    When I saw this on your site, "If I were an animal, I will be a LIONESS"

    I was strongly struck because one of my blogs is called LIONS SHARE MAJESTY! When I saw your LIONESS comment, I was like, Yes!

    Pleased to have visited here.

    I enjoyed this post. In particular, this that you expressed stirred my spirit juices,
    "Again, from my personal experience, I have come to find that with each step that I take, somehow, the next step becomes clearer."

    Hearty Amens to that!

  2. Thanks Lioneagle,

    God bless you.