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  • Writer's pictureKarin Thompson

Do you have an overwhelming dream?

Do you have a dream that overwhelms you? Not knowing how or if it ever will happen? Well, let me encourage you today.

Mary–Jesus' mother found herself in the same boat. Out of the blue, an angel appears to her to tell her she will conceive by the Holy Spirit and give birth to a son, Jesus, who will be called the Son of the Most High.

We can only imagine the confusion and how disturbed Mary was at hearing this news. Yes, she was obedient to receive what was promised to her, but being a virgin and pregnant certainly had its problems, especially in those times.

She must have worried about how she was going to explain this to her parents and to Joseph her fiance. Who would believe her? Even today, people still do not believe it.

Mary decided to visit her aunt Elizabeth. She probably had a good relationship with her and felt comfortable sharing her news. I'm sure on her journey to Elizabeth she would have rehearsed how she would explain her situation. Fear would have been knocking on her door continuously, telling her Elizabeth would reject her.

As scripture tells us, the moment Elizabeth saw Mary, the child in her womb jumped–John, Jesus' forerunner and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied over Mary. God went ahead of Mary and prepared the way for her. They had a wonderful few months of fellowship rejoicing in the upcoming events.

God went ahead of Jesus and prepared the way for His ministry by sending John six months ahead of Him.

Even when Mary returned home, Joseph had received instructions from God to marry Mary still and that her pregnancy was a gift from God. God prepared his heart to stay with Mary.

No matter how impossible your dreams seem, God is going ahead of you, preparing the way. We know God provided for Jesus from the moment He was born through the wise men who brought gifts for Him.

If God has given you the desire to do something amazing for Him, rest in it because He is able. He can move mountains. He can meet your every need. Let Him lead and guide you every step of the way, as Mary did. God will connect you with the correct people that are waiting for you.

Don’t let go of your dreams. Someone is waiting on the other side of your obedience. Take the first step by being obedient and God will lead you to the next one. It's not for us to know the how. We are to trust and obey using our faith every step of the way. It is called Pro-Vision. God sees ahead what you need and provides the supply before you ever know that you need it. God can take care of you!


Scripture References:

Luke 1: 26-56

Ephesians 3:16

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