Everyone has dreams.
To make a certain team. To set a certain record. To coach in one town for their entire career.
Dig a little deeper and you’ll find a few universal dreams, things we all crave: To be loved. To feel safe and seen, valued and understood.
What’s it all for? All the effort, the time, the heart we put into our dreams, hoping they come true and dealing with the bitter disappointment if they don’t.
But what would it look like if you opened your dreams to God and allowed Him to shape His dreams for you and bring them to life? What if you opened up to Him and played out your purpose?
God wants to show you immeasurably more than you can imagine (Ephesians 3:20). He wants to work in and through you to make Himself known to a world in desperate need of Him. There is purpose to your life, and it’s time to live it out. There are greater things in store.
One of the greatest fulfilments of the gifts God gives us is His Holy Spirit.
When Jesus revealed Himself to His disciples after He rose to life, He not only came to reassure them, but to send them out on a mission, to fulfill their greater purpose.
“Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, I also send you.’ After saying this, he breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’” -John 20:21-22
The same Spirit that enabled these men to say and do incredible things for the Kingdom resides in us today. And it’s God’s desire to give us even greater accessibility and empowerment to bring His Kingdom to those around us.
God’s greater purpose for you gives you:
What does God ask of you? Does He have a specific task assigned that seems to be too much on your own? What He brings you to, He’ll lead you through. It’s not an easy thing God has asked you to do, but He will give you everything you need to do it.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you.” – Acts 1:8a
Look at the talents you’ve been given. Look at your location, and who is placed around you. It’s not an accident; God has woven your life together where you are, and with who is here. There’s no better way to spend your time, talent and treasure than to share God’s life-changing and life-saving love with others.
“And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8b
Through belief in Jesus and His saving work on the cross, your soul is set for eternity. Nothing can alter that. But there are others who are not there yet. Perhaps you’ve been placed in that locker room for more than just the game. You could be the light they see that sparks an interest in knowing more about the God you follow. The greater things you do will have an impact today and last for eternity.
“I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 3:14
God’s dreams for you are just beginning. Through obedience and faithfulness to God’s dreams for your life, keeping close to Him in prayer and Bible reading, and relying on the Holy Spirit to empower and direct you, greater things are waiting and ready for you in Jesus. It’s time to play out your purpose in Him!
One of the ways to live out your greater purpose in Him is to serve coaches and athletes through FCA. There are many ways for you to get involved:
Connect with Local Staff
Join a Huddle
Join Team FCA
LIVE IT OUT:
“’He must increase, but I must decrease.’” -John 3:30
Question: Are you willing to let the Holy Spirit lead you in your daily life? How can you surrender to His guidance today?
Challenge: Get out of your comfort zone and share about the love of Jesus with someone you encounter.