In the beginning, God had a dream. His dream was you. So he planned, prepared, went through the process of producing a hospitable habitat for humanity (for you). The Old Testament book of Genesis records that it took God six days to do this.
On the sixth day, He crowned his creation by creating the human-race. Moses, who penned Genesis, records that God said:
“Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.” So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them (Genesis 1:26-27 NLT).
Moses goes to great lengths in these two verses to stress that we are . . . made in God’s image. Each of us is a chip-off-the-old-eternal-block, if you know what I mean. So if God had a one-of-a-kind dream and fulfilled it (e.g. universe, earth, humanity). If you were created in God’s image, you must be born with a one-of-a-kind dream and have the potential to fulfill it. Each of us was born to dream and see that dream become a reality. You have a God-given dream, because you have been created in God’s image. Knowing that, is a confident first step on your way to realizing it.
In this next series of posts, I’ll be sharing about the privilege and responsibility every leader has to dream on!
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