The Lions – Releasing Possibility

Faith or Fantasy?

By Gary Spicer
2 minute read.

We must face this question before we set out on our journey of vision. It is vital that we are honest enough to ask ourselves, is this idea/vision God breathed or an emotional response alone to a need we have come across or a personal desire we want to be involved in?

Answering these questions honestly help us to build a right foundation of faith and not fantasy. I have seen too many people, especially in Christendom, waste time and sometimes, tragically, their lives trying to achieve something that was built on the wrong foundation.

Read Matthew 7:24-29 – the story about ‘The Wise and Foolish Builders’. When we build on a firm foundation of Christ, we can withstand whatever comes our way. A foundation based on God produces steadfast faith and life.


Without a solid foundation, you will have trouble creating anything of value.

How do we find out whether what we are dreaming is God inspired or a fantasy?

  1. Birth your dreams in prayer…

Once there is a stirring in your heart and mind towards a vision or idea, make sure you firstly pray and wait for an inner peace. God always brings peace with His ideas, however audacious or crazy they may seem!

  1. Talk with trusted friends….

The Bible says, “Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.” Proverbs 19:20

  1. Understand that faith is a journey of growth…

I love the story of David and Goliath in the Bible – young David taking on the Philistine giant when all others feared him. We must remember that David killed the bear and the lion before he ever faced Goliath.

In our Faith journey we must conquer the small things before we ever face giants. If you can’t conquer that personal temptation or get over that offence you have carried for years, please don’t go into the arena to fight a giant, even for the cause of the Gospel. God is a God of preparation and takes time to prepare and train us for big battles so that those big dreams can become reality not fantasy.

I know too many people who have died and had their hopes shattered by trying to avoid the preparation of God in and for the battlefield. If I can give you one piece of advice it would be this:


Prepare well and kill your bear and your lion before you ever face your Goliath!

Build resilience into your life daily. It may sound trivial or even boring, but reading God’s word daily and feeding your spirit helps keep your emotions and disappointments in check and perspective. Make sure that you have a personal time of Worship every day, whether in your car or at home – sing loud and passionate praises to the Lord! (I can’t sing but I make a joyful noise any way!)

Remember…

“This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9).

Enjoy the journey!

 

Gary