There’s this ground-swell that is rising within me. It’s been there under the surface for all these years as I’ve navigated this planet. We all dream about more… we dream about the future, what it will be like. We dream about doing significant and courageous things. I think we dream about big things because this is hard-wired in us. We’re created for big things, significant things, for purposes far beyond our imagination. There is another side to dreaming too, a real side that includes basic things… simple things like dinner, peaceful sleep, safety.
No matter who we are, where we live, what our skin color is, whether we’re girls or boys, rich or poor… we all have dreams. Because we are created in the Image. This image of a great Creator, who has the capacity to dream up giraffes and aardvarks, to paint beautiful sunrises and sprinkle the night sky with billions, trillions of stars. That same Creator, created us in His image. He made us to reflect Him in every way. To create, to build, to love and to lead. He doesn’t differentiate between any of us, but gives us all freedom to fly, be who He says we are and to do the things that He created us to do.
The ground-swell rising is the truth that we all have freedom to fly~
Freedom to step fully into the gifts and promises that the Creator has determined for each of us. In Christ we have been made “right” (Romans 5:1). Through faith in Christ has brought us (all of us) into a place of UNDESERVED PRIVILEGE where we stand confidently and joyfully (Romans 5:2)! In Christ… there is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or fee, male and female. For we are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28)!
Jesus taught us to pray, “May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). Jesus said in heaven there will be no marriage, not because marriage is awesome and beautiful and good, but because we will be transformed, restored to fix our attentions, our “ecstasies and intimacies” on God the Father, Son and Spirit. All of the labels that we applied here on earth to distinguish us from one another, will be leveled. We will be all moving to only one rhythm … Papa God’s heartbeat.
The groundswell in me is the hope and yearning for “your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. The rumbling of every person regardless of gender, race, station or privilege moving now to the rhythm of God’s heartbeat. Having the courage to do big and significant things. Can we champion each other to go and do, be and battle for the hearts of all people?
Each of us are given gifts, regardless of who we are. The same gifts given freely to both male and female, rich and poor, every color. We are all part of a greater story, that works together to create this incredible symphony of humanity. Let’s not limit what God is creating by limiting who can do, say, or lead certain things, in certain places, at certain times. It will take all of us, stepping fully into heaven on earth to make sure this ongoing creation is all that it is purposed to be.
There is much at sake, there are generations coming behind us that are counting on us getting this right. I think about my daughters, my granddaughters, my nieces and all of the girls that are dreaming a million dreams. I think about the rowdy boys that seem to only have focus to disrupt and/or make noises that bring snickers from their friends, will we overlook or dismiss them because our focus isn’t wide enough to see the leaders hidden underneath? Or will we give them opportunities to do big things now, call out of them the treasures lying just beneath the surface?
Give them freedom to fly~