“Lay down your dream and take up Yahweh’s.” – Apostle F. Nolan Ball
I think the great shame, the great reproach upon us, is that we do not ask abundantly. We do not ask in an exaggerated way. Yahweh is wanting to do more. He is wanting to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we can ask or think. So if we can think it, it is not too much. If we can dream it, it is not too much. Not many of us are in danger of overstepping the bounds by asking Yahweh for too much. Most of us are not pushing the limits.
Every Believer, every inventor, every visionary can testify that you do not ever move into the realization of your vision without difficulty. Every prophetic word of Yahweh has to be conceived by a man or a woman in that person’s spirit before it can be brought from the spirit realm into the natural realm.
The long journey toward the realization of our dreams and the attainment of our goals can cause us to become discouraged with our hands hanging limply and our feet straying from the straight path, unless we occasionally pause long enough to look back and see that we have already come a long way and have already won many victories.
Keep on talking. Keep on walking. The dream is bigger than you can understand. The vision may be yet for an appointed time. But if you keep on walking, you are going to wind up in the right place, and you are going to be right on time.
I do not believe you can fulfill the dreams and the visions that Yahweh births in your heart without accusations. Joseph was not the last one to hear a sarcastic, “Here comes the dreamer,” nor was David the last to hear, “What does a shepherd boy know about fighting giants?”
When you begin to talk about your dreams, and the anointing becomes evident on you, you will become a threat to those who have the position to which you are called. No dream will ever become a reality until you are willing to put it on the line. Until you are willing to declare out of your own mouth what you intend to do and be, you will never move toward the fulfillment of it.
When you dare to put the dream of your spirit into words that can be heard and interpreted (or misinterpreted) by other people, then Yahweh will begin the formation and the realization of your dream. You must be willing to take a stand against Mama and Daddy, against brother and sister —against whomever— if you are going to realize the dream Yahweh put into your heart. Your fiercest enemy may very well be those of your own house. Those who know you best (after the flesh) will probably be the ones who understand you the least.
A dream unfulfilled becomes a mockery.
Like it or not, we all must face the reality that there are some dreams we will never see fulfilled, and in the Heavenly Father’s wisdom He never intended that we would fulfill all of the dreams that we have. Some of our dreams must, of necessity, belong to our children and our children’s children. Yahweh is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Joseph was able to interpret other people’s dreams and visions because he had learned by Holy Spirit to interpret and realize the dreams and visions of his own heart. Do not tell your dreams and visions to those who are void of Yahweh’s Spirit.
“I will persevere until I hold in my hand the dream I hold in my heart.” – Apostle F. Nolan Ball