Imagine I’m standing before you holding a bar of chocolate.
It’s not just any chocolate. It’s your favorite bar of chocolate. I ask you if you want it, and of course you say, ‘yes’. So I say, ‘okay, say these words after me… Please, may I have this bar of chocolate?’ You say, ‘Please, may I have this bar of chocolate’. And then I say, ‘No,’ and walk away. I hear you gasp. I know, because I’ve heard it many times as I’ve done this exact thing when I’m speaking in front of a crowd. I know what you’re thinking (I’d be thinking it too). What I’ve done is terrible. How could do I such a thing? But trust me. There’s a reason. A very good reason.
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You watch me walk away with your chocolate, perplexed at how callous I am.
How could I tempt you with it, encourage you to ask, and then just say no and walk away?
But then I stop and reach into a bag.
I rustle around for a bit and pull out a bar of chocolate. It’s the same one. Your favorite one. But this one is at least ten times bigger!
I walk back and hand you the chocolate and say, ‘But you can have this one instead.’
I believe this is a great demonstration of God’s heart towards us. Not the taking it away part (that’s just for effect). But the part about giving in abundance.
Ephesians 3:20 says, ‘God gives us MORE than all we ask or imagine according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.’
We ask God for stuff – whatever it is – but He wants to give us so much more! God wants to give in abundance.
No matter how big or crazy your dream, you can’t out-dream or out-ask God!
This truth has been on my mind as I head back to Kansas City this week.
In fact, as you’re reading this, I’m probably there right now experiencing a dream come true in ABUNDANCE.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how God answered a crazy request of mine. You can read more about it here. The bottom line is I asked God to meet someone – as in, I wanted one minute to say hi and give her a hug – and two months later, I was on a plane getting to spend a half-day with her in a training session as part of her VIP Mastermind group!
But it gets even more amazing… I’m now getting to go back five more times AND again for a day conference! Over a period of six months, I’ll be training with her in person seven times! Madness!
(AND God has provided all the finances I needed in the most amazing ways!)
I asked God for a crazy thing. He answered back in ABUNDANCE!! Way beyond my wildest craziest most amazing dreams.
What crazy dream on your heart do you want to ask Him for? Our God gives beyond what we could think or imagine!
I am a Creative World-Changer. You are too.
What big dream on your heart do you want to ask God for? You can’t out-dream Him. Share with us in the comments below or come find us on Facebook. We’d love to hear and believe with you.