Do you Have a Dream?

Those who had a dream and fulfilled it:

1. William Carey the Father of Modern Missions was told that if God wanted to convert the heathen, then He would do it without our help. Carey went to India to dedicate his life to missions and translated portions of the Bible into forty different languages.

2. Henry Ford had a dream to make a car affordable for every American home. The Model T was birthed in sweat and toil.

3. Robert Woodruff, the President of Coca-Cola, said, “That in his lifetime he wanted everyone in the world to have a taste of Coca-Cola.” Coca Cola is the best known brand name in the world and has reached places where the name of Jesus has sadly not gone; yet!

4. It was said that Martin Luther King's demonstrations for racial equality would not change a thing. He won.

5. Bill Gates had a dream, a computer within every home within twenty years.

6. What about the vision to have a global community online - it worked!

These people had dreams, visions, goals and objectives. It is not what starts a man that shows how committed he is, but what will stop him. Jesus never lost sight of where He came from and where He was heading, so neither must we.

God's dream is that none would be lost - He has no pleasure in the death of the wicked.

Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). God is looking for more labourers to fulfil His dream. Will you be willing to work in partnership with God? God's sovereignty never relieves mankind of their responsibility.

Hudson Taylor was concerned for the nation of China, so he went there and dedicated his life to the people who sat in darkness, to show them the true light. By the time of his death, every province in China had a missionary from the China Inland Mission working in the mission field.

Jesus said, “This gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14).

The decision that you make today will affect the way you live tomorrow. You can be part of the solution or stay part of the problem. God can and desires to work through you and with you to be a blessing to mankind. It only takes one person to tell another who in turns tells another. Be a history maker and start today!

Mathew Backholer


Mathew is the author of:
Revival Fire - 150 Years of Revivals Go
Extreme Faith – On Fire Christianity Go
Global Revival – Worldwide Outpourings Go
Discipleship For Everyday Living. Christian Growth Go
Understanding Revival and Addressing the Issues Go
Revival Answers, True and False Revivals Go
Revival Fires and Awakenings. Thirty-Six Visitations of the Holy Spirit Go
How to Plan, Prepare and Successfully Complete your Short-Term Mission Go