Remember when the world laughed at Susan Boyle’s dream?
It was 2009. She stepped onto the audition stage of Britain’s Got Talent and everyone laughed at her. They mocked her appearance. They scorned her age. No one in that theater seemed to believe her dream was possible.
The whole world seemed to be watching and waiting for Susan Boyle to be embarrassed, so they could laugh her off the stage.
Then she opened her mouth and sang…
And God had the last laugh.
Watch this now-famous audition here:
See, God made Susan Boyle. He placed those gifts in her. He gave her the dream of being a professional singer. And He knew what was inside her all along. The world saw the outside, but God knew the inside.
And when He knew it was time, God showed Susan Boyle to the whole world.
You might even say He flaunted her to the whole world. He publicly displayed her. He HONORED her. He embarrassed her enemies. He turned all those mockers into her biggest fans.
He gave her the desire of her heart.
What’s your dream?
Whatever it is, it’s not too big for God. As a matter of fact, if that dream is holy and righteous, God gave you that dream. Holiness and righteousness can’t come from anyone other than Him. So He placed that dream inside you.
And whatever your dream is, He can and will bring you into it. Psalm 37:4 tells us:
Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.”
It doesn’t say He will give you what others think you can have. It doesn’t say He will give you the things that fit the confines of your age, your ability, your financial condition, or what Mama and Daddy had.
No, He says He will give you the desires of your heart.
It’s true that your dream may take time. You may be hidden from public view for awhile.
Even Jesus was hidden from public view for awhile–for years, in fact. Isaiah 49:1-2 tells us:
Listen, O coastlands, to Me,
And take heed, you peoples from afar!
The Lord has called Me from the womb;
From the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name.
And He has made My mouth like a sharp sword;
In the shadow of His hand He has hidden Me,
And made Me a polished shaft;
In His quiver He has hidden Me” (emphasis mine).
Jesus, the Son of God, had to go through a period of time (about 30 years) when He was hidden in God. Nobody knew Him. His Own family didn’t recognize who He was. The Bible doesn’t record any miracles that He did during that time. If you were looking at Him from the outside, you might have thought there wasn’t anything special about this Man.
God hid Jesus like an arrow in His quiver. But when the right time arrived, God got Him out, fitted Him to His bow, and shot Him into His destiny.
He’ll do the same for you.
You may be hidden right now. Nobody may know who you are. Maybe few people believe in you. Your circumstances, experience, finances, age, physical appearance, and resources may look all wrong for the job.
But God will have the last laugh in your life too.
Your dream is NOT too big for God. If you’ll delight yourself in the Lord, He’ll bring you into your dream.
Yes, YOUR dream:
- The innermost dream of your heart.
- The one you let die a long time ago.
- The one nobody knows about.
- The one you’re too nervous to even tell anyone about.
That’s the dream God gave you, and that’s the dream He will bring you into. He promised, and it’s not possible for Him to lie.
So what dream do you need to dust off and resurrect? What dream do you need to take back to the Lord in prayer?
If you’ll delight yourself in God, He’ll bring you into your dream. When the time is right, He’ll get you out of His quiver and shoot you like an arrow into that dream HE gave you.
What dream do you need to believe for once again?