DARE TO: “Stretch Your Imagination” – Joshua 1:1-9 – Pastor Bruce Lerum
Limiting my imagination limits God in my life.
Doubt limits while belief expands.
Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all this through [Christ] who gives me strength.”
Two Causes of Doubt:
Comparing my abilities.
Remembering my failures.
Joshua 1:3 – “I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.”
Three promises from God:
- God promises strength
- God promises success
- God promises support
Joshua 1:8 – “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”
1. Is your dream big enough? Are you pursuing your dream or God’s dream for your life?
2. Are you excited or frightened by the idea of God having a dream for your life? Explain your reason.
3. Doubt is the enemy of God’s dream for your life. What doubts do you need to let go of so God can use you?
4. Courage isn’t the absence of fear. Courage is moving ahead in spite of our fear. What fear to you need to move through?
5. God is waiting for you to take a step of faith so he can bless you with a miracle. What step of daring faith do you need to take this week to pursue God’s dream?