Some time ago, I had a dream. In this dream, I was having a conversation with a friend and it went something like this:
“How is heaven different from earth?”
I woke up mulling over this and wondered what thoughts had to do with heaven and earth. Finally, I understood this ‘revelation’.
Having big thoughts of big dreams
It is not wrong to say that in heaven there won’t be any need for thoughts as we would when we are on earth.
Thoughts can also refer to as our dreams. Usually when we think of thoughts, it is something related to the future. It can be thoughts for the immediate or distant future.
We think about what to eat for lunch or what to wear for the next appointment. Those are for the immediate. But when we think what will I do for the next 5 years or I want to be a social entrepreneur when I am 30, those are for the distant future.
Big thoughts of big dreams require faith. And faith is what we need in order to think big and dream big. With thoughts and faith closely intertwined, it was clearer for me to understand why thoughts would no longer exist in heaven.
Because in heaven, faith is no longer required as we are with God and all things will be perfect.
More decoding on thoughts
If it is true that thoughts are no longer needed in heaven, it means that our thoughts should be regarded as something sacred and precious while we are living this life on earth.
But what thoughts are we mostly thinking? Negative or positive? Backward thinking or forward thinking? Destructive or productive?
I submit that if we just have this one life to live and use, we should be thinking big and dreaming big for God. Cos it is the only chance we have in exercising faith and to experience the thrill and adrenalin of seeing dreams becoming a reality.
Our attitude and outlook of life should be one of enjoyment and not one crippled by fear and false security. Since we have this one life to live, let’s live it to win rather than living a life avoiding loss.
Having thoughts of godly purpose
It’s important to be thinking big dreams of fulfilling our God-given destiny. “A man’s reach should exceed his grasp,” as Robert Browning said. That’s what keeps us going in life.
What happens when we do not think big and shrink? This leaves us at the level of mere survival in living our lives and it is not what God has created us for.
In truth, Jesus promises a life that is full in Him; one lived as a conqueror (scripture says more than a conqueror!). Let us be daring enough to dream big towards fulfilling His purpose in our lifetime.
Moreover on earth, we can place our faith in a living God that will accomplish exceeding and abundantly more that we can ever imagine through us.
Let our reality begin with our dreams, and our dreams will become our reality.