WHAT DO YOU
DREAM
ABOUT?
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“Don’t be afraid of those
who dream while they’re
sleeping – rather, be
afraid of those who
dream while they’re
awake!”
Jim Graham
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WHO SAID?
Some men see things as
they are and ask why?
Others dream things that
never were and ask why
not?
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George Bernard Shaw
Some men see things
as they are and ask
why?
Others dream things
that never were and
ask why not?
Do You Have
a Dream?
Do you have
a dream?
• “I don’t want this to come as a
shock to you, but you will be
going to an Olympic Games, and
I think we should start thinking
about that now…”
Peter Coe speaking to
his son, Sebastian
Do you have
a dream?
No British athlete in
the history of track
& field has achieved
more world records
or world best times
than Sebastian Coe
Do you have
a dream?
Seb Coe had another
Dream – to bring the
Olympic Games to
London in 2012
Do you have
a dream?
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Where do dreams come from?
How do you get a dream?
How do you keep it alive?
How long do you have to wait to
see a dream come true?
• How much will it cost?
Delight in God
Take delight in the LORD, and he
will give you your heart's
desires. Commit everything you
do to the LORD. Trust him, and
he will help you.
Psalm 37:4-5(NLT)
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Delight in God
You don't have what you want
because you don't ask God for it.
And even when you ask, you don't
get it because your motives are
all wrong-you want only what will
give you pleasure.
James 4:2-3(NLT)
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Delight in God
“Give me
wisdom &
knowledge to
rule your
people well…”
King Solomon
Delight in God
God said to Solomon, “Because your
greatest desire is to help your
people, and you did not ask for
wealth, riches, fame, or even the
death of your enemies or a long life,
but rather you asked for wisdom and
knowledge to properly govern my
people 13
Delight in God
“I will certainly give you the
wisdom and knowledge you
requested. But I will also give
you wealth, riches, and fame
such as no other king has had
before you or will ever have in
the future”
2 Chronicles 1:11-12(NLT)
Delight in God
“Do you seek great things
for yourself?”, Jeremiah
asked Baruch, “Don’t do
it!”
Jeremiah 45:5
Delight in God
“I want to serve the purpose of
God in my generation.
I want to serve the purpose of
God while I am alive.
I want to give my life for
something that will last forever,
Oh, I delight, I delight to do your
will…”
Mark Altrogge
Refuse to Let Go
of Your Dream
Refuse to Let Go
of Your Dream
One day Jesus told his disciples
a story to show that they should
always pray and never give up.
“There was a judge in a certain
city,” he said, “who neither
feared God nor cared about
people. A widow of that city
came to him repeatedly, saying,
‘Give me justice in this dispute
with my enemy.’
Refuse to Let Go
of Your Dream
The judge ignored her for a
while, but finally he said to
himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care
about people, but this woman is
driving me crazy. I’m going to
see that she gets justice,
because she is wearing me out
with her constant requests!’”
Luke 18:1-5 NLT
Refuse to Let Go
of Your Dream
Paul's’ dream for his people:
Brothers, my heart’s desire and
my prayer to God for Israel is
that they might be saved.”
Romans 10:1
Expect
Disappointments
Expect
Disappointments
“ ... just because something
hasn’t been done before is
no reason not to do it ...
... at various stages in my
life, people have said to me,
‘It can’t be done’, that just
makes me try harder...
Expect
Disappointments
“Hearing
someone tell me that I can’t
achieve something generally makes
me want to prove the doubters
wrong.
It’s a powerful
motivator.”
The Winning Mind
by Seb Coe
Accept the Cost
It is pleasant to see
dreams come true, but
fools will not turn from
evil to attain them.
Proverbs 13:19
Accept the Cost
“How much did it cost?”
“Not much, just one man’s
lifeblood”.
Quintin Hogg
On founding
the London
Polytechnic
Accept the Cost
I have a dream…
I have a Dream…
Make It a
Team Effort
Two people can accomplish
twice as much as one; they
get a better return for their
labour. If one person falls,
the other can reach out and
help.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NLT
Make It a
Team Effort
“I had the happiness
to command a band
of brothers”
Lord Nelson
in a dispatch to Earl Howe
8th Jan.1799 after his
victory at the Battle of
Santa Cruz De Tenerife
DREAM!
• Delight in God
• Refuse to Let Go
• Expect Opposition
• Accept the Cost
• Make It a Team Effort
DREAM!
• Remember!
“The greatest danger in life
is not aiming too high and
missing it, but aiming too
low and hitting it…”
DREAM!
“Expect great
things from
God
Attempt great
things for
God”
William Carey
My Prayer for You
God give you more than you can ever
think to ask
God use you far beyond the boundary
of your task
God lead you further than your vision
can yet see
God mould you day by day more
perfectly
God bless you in a way that he sees
best
God bless you so that every life you
touch is blessed.
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