“Is your dream worth your life?” That’s a question I recently heard Erwin McManus pose at a leadership conference. This is such a powerful statement. How many times do people have a dream that falls significantly short of their full potential? How often do people settle for a dream that comes nowhere close to maximizing the gifts, abilities, skills, and passions that God has deposited within them?
Your life has been imprinted by God’s work. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” If we are God’s workmanship and he designed us intentionally to fulfill “good works” that he dreamed up before ever creating us, then why would we settle for a dream anything short of God’s plan? I would suggest that your dream is NOT worth your life if:
- It’s more about you than God
- Its focus is on the acquisition of material possessions
- It’s centered around position, status, or fame
- It does not benefit or serve others
- It resides safely in the harbor of comfort
- It requires little or no faith
- It is fully dependent on and achievable in your own strengths
The greatest dreams are those worth giving, investing, and surrendering our lives to. And the only dream that would qualify is one inspired by God himself.
Question: Is your dream worth your life?