Broken Escalators: Dream Accelerators
April 17, 2019
When my daughter, Aspen, began walking, I would spend my days cleaning up after her. She would wake up, eat half her breakfast and throw the other half on the floor. Immediately, I would clean up the mess. Once I let her down from her high chair, she would begin “playing.” Her form of play meant pulling out anything she could get her hands on, looking at it for a few seconds, then leaving it on the ground in front of her before moving on to the next toy. I would pick up her mess and put it back where it belonged. She’d pull pots and pans from the cupboards, clothes from her drawers, and toys from the toy box and dump them on the floor. Like a robot, I would follow behind her cleaning up the mess. Daily I would repeat this cycle- staying busy- doing a whole lot of nothing.
Our world is filled with all kinds of people like me; busy people expending a lot of time and energy on things that make no real difference in life. We are wearing ourselves out doing a whole lot of stuff- and this “whole lot of stuff” is preventing us from doing the ONE thing we were created for.
John 18:37, “Jesus answered, ‘You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth…”
Each of us was created for a specific purpose- to bear witness to the Truth. The way we find fulfillment in life is by getting to know who Jesus is and in turn, pointing others to Him. While each of us was created for this same purpose, the manner in which we fulfill that purpose is different; it is based upon the individual dreams God put on the inside of us. Whether you are a stay at home mom raising little people or a middle-aged single climbing the corporate ladder and being a light to the word as you go; if you are a grandmother praying for your community or a firecracker on a mission to change the world as we know it… your dream should help others to know Him more.
In this podcast based off of chapter 8 of Peter Haas’ book, “Broken Escalators” we will be talking about how to work with God to bring your dreams to pass. We will use two different individuals with very different backgrounds to show how God makes even our unspoken desires come to pass when we recognize Him and walk in obedience.
I hope you will take a few minutes to listen in.