When You Come to Yourself
So many dreams and ideas can constantly berate your mind that sometimes it seems impossible to translate your visions from dreams to reality. I myself can definitely be categorized as a dreamer but I prefer to call myself a visionary. Often times I can sit for hours and just see myself living out my dreams but somehow when the last scene plays through my head, that is where it remains...just a vision.
Twice in the Bible there is this notion of two men reaching a point of awareness or remembrance. In Luke 15:17, the prodigal son has a moment where he remembered who he was and to what he had access. The Amplified Bible begins verse 17 by saying, "Then when he came to himself." That one phrase is so powerful. When this son remembered who his father was and what was available to him, he was able to turn back to his father and then go on to receive the blessings of his father. I love how the Message Bible presents this text in verses 16 and 17:
He was so hungry he would have eaten the corncobs in the pig slop, but no one would give him any.That brought him to his senses.
He said, 'All those farmhands working for my father sit down to three meals a day,and here I am starving to death. I'm going back to my father.
When the prodigal son realized that no on else would give him any food, his hunger was so strong that it created a desperation that made him forget his pride and go home to his father. He repented and ask for just a servant's place in his Father's house;yet, he was rewarded with a feast and celebration.
Again in Acts 12:11, this phrase, "When he came to himself" appears again. Peter was faced with death at the hand of Herod The King and he was in prison. While he was in prison, the saints were interceding for him and an angel was sent by the Lord to bring Peter out of the prison. As the angel was walking Peter through the gates, Peter did not know what he was walking through was actually reality, he thought it was just a vision. The Word said that they passed the first and second guards and as they came to the gate it opened for them by itself. In verse 11, Peters came to himself and said, "Now I know without a doubt that the Lord sent his angel and rescued me from Herod's clutches and from everything the Jewish people were anticipating." In verse 12, it dawned on Peter and the bible said he went to the house of Mary. When the recognition of God's power hits a person then they are able to make moves. Then the vision will come to past. It is good to see the vision first, then put it on paper, but at some point you have to step out with the power of God as your fuel and move. Often times you will find yourself like Peter, walking through a gate that opens itself. Other times you may even come to the father like the prodigal servant just asking God to be in his presence again and the blessings of God will overtake you. Below are some steps to take to make the vision come to past.
Get rid of Pride
Sometimes we are stuck in our dreams because we hold on to the pride that we don't need anyone, even God the Father to help. Like the prodigal son, the moment we loose our pride, the Father will come to our aide.
Fasting and Prayer
The prodigal remembered who his father was in a moment of hunger and desperation. When we fast and present supplications until God for our vision our hunger and desperation is seen by the Father and it also brings us to a place of awareness. We begin to see strategies and techniques on how to bring our vision to past.
Have a prayer Circle
Surround yourself with saints who you can trust with your vision and have them to pray for you until it comes to past. I believe this is what caused the Lord to send the angel to aide Peter and prayer will send the Father to your aide.
Come to your Senses
Remember who you are and with what you are equipped. Make positive confessions and then step out on faith for the vision God has given you.
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Great thoughts, and advice. A very well-written and thought-out post.
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