TOMTOM 03-24-13

A young man who was the son of an itinerant horse trainer, was raised going from stable to stable, race track to race track, farm to farm….training horses. As a result, the boy’s education was often lacking. When he was a senior, he was asked to write a paper about what he wanted to do when he grew up. That night he wrote a seven page paper saying that he wanted his own 200 acre ranch with stables and track, with a 4,000 square foot house built on the land.

 His teacher gave him an “F” because his dream was unrealistic. She told him that he had no money, his family had no money, he had no land…he needed to rewrite the paper to be more realistic with his ability and resources. After pondering his situation, he turned in the paper to his teacher a second tome with this explanation, “You can keep the “F” and I’ll keep my dream.”

 True story..that young man’s name was Monty Roberts and he now owns a 4,000 square foot  house a 200 acre horse ranch. His framed paper describing his dream, sits above the fireplace. His “dream” became a reality. (Chicken Soup for the Soul.)

 Our work is infinitely greater than horse ranches..but do we have that kind of persistence and vision? When we do, and we’re able to communicate them to the people, the prospects for success in the church will be incredible. Jesus dreamed of a mustard seed kingdom that would bless the world. (Matt. 13:31,32).

 Do you have a dream for your life, your family, the church? Dream Big because MY GOD IS ABLE! (2Cor. 9:8) God is able to do more than we can imagine or think possible.


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