Dream the Impossible Dream
“To dream the impossible dream, To fight the unbeatable foe… To run where the brave dare not go… To reach the unreachable star… No matter how hopeless, No matter how far.” (Andy Williams, The Impossible Dream)
Countless times I have seen people (including children and teenagers) “dreaming the impossible dream,” yet receiving negative responses and discouragement – rather than “I’m gonna dream with you.” Being a cheerleader of dreams is releasing them to think the impossible. When people think the impossible, they reach for the impossible and join with the God of the impossible. An atmosphere of dreaming big creates excitement and reaching beyond ourselves.
An example: a boy (about 9 years old) dreamed of reaching the people of North Korea. He is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed American. Everyone said during his teenage years, “It is too dangerous, it can’t be done.” We said, “Go, go, go – we will cheer you on and support you.” He is now a young adult who is learning Korean, has already learned to fly, and the dream is unfolding in a way only the God of the impossible could make happen.
It is easier to pull people back than to push them forward to live their dreams.
So can I encourage you to “dream the impossible dream.” In your small groups, people are wanting someone to believe in them that through them He can do “exceeding abundantly above all” that they ask or think.