Will My Real Vision Please Stand Up?

I have often been asked the question, "what do you want to
do with your life? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?"

Once upon a time I had an answer to that question.

But If someone were to ask me that today, if you wanted me to be completely honest (which I assume that you do) this would have to be my answer:

I don't know.

That answer has brought tears to my eyes many times.

Because I know how to dream.

I have had dreams and ideas that could change the world.

Whatever happened to those dreams?

They have bowed their knee at the altar of the Most High God.

I think one of the greatest sacrifices one can give to God is their Vision and their dreams.

It is truly one of the wisest decisions one can make as well. Because
He knows what to do with them.

Do you know what He does with our dreams?

He enlarges them. He expands them. He perfects them. He
performs Ephesians 3:20 on them.

{Ephesians 3:20}
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Wow. What a wonderful promise. And it's a promise we can trust in.

You know, I think our Visions and Dreams are a lot like Extreme
Home Makeover.
Think about it.

A family is living in a house full of problems. Sure, they could just fix the problems in the home and let them keep that house. But often times the house is cramped. The family needs more room.

So Ty has an idea. Completely tear down the old house in order to build a greater, magnificent house.
So he sends the family on vacation as he does total home reconstruction.
When the family returns, the famous phrase is yelled, " MOVE THAT
BUS!" and what is unveiled is a greater house than the family could
have ever dreamed of.

When the old house is being torn down, I have never see a family distraught over the house that was lost, because they have a joy of the house that is to come.

And don't you love when they reveal their brand new house? Their hope was fulfilled.

I've even seen the builders furnish homes with things the family
didn't even realize they needed.

I feel like my vision has gone through that.

And you know, I have learned a few things in Extreme Vision Makeover: Jenny edition:
I have learned that a larger vision does not mean a larger ministry.

A greater vision does not mean my name is known.

The greater vision is humility.

The biggest vision one could have is to take on the form of a servant.
The largest vision you could ever have is to be more like Jesus.

{Philippians 2:5-7}
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who,
being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal
with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a
bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.

I began to think I no longer had a vision. Now i know this is far from the truth.
My vision is larger than it has ever been.
Because I know that a greater vision is wrapped up in becoming a servant.
It just took some major reconstruction to my "house" to find this out.

We are all in different phases of our "houses": the "old house", the
"no-house", the building of our "new house", or dwelling in our
"new house".

No matter where you are, it is a beautiful journey and
there is a greater vision and dream ahead.

He makes beautiful things out of what is surrendered to Him.

{Hebrews 11:9,10}

By faith {Abraham} dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the
same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations,
whose builder and maker is God.

You are loved by me and Jesus-
j.