Fresh Hope – 6th June 2016

One of the programmes that I enjoy watching on TV is ‘Dragon’s Den’. I was watching it a few weeks ago, when I saw something that I had never seen before.

Typically what will happen on this show is a person will pitch their product or business idea to several multi-millionaires, either to receive an investor or be turned away. But on this particular occasion, neither of those things happened…

The person presenting their idea had been rejected by 4 out of the 5 dragons and then the camera panned to the 5th. He looked across the room at the entrepreneur and stated how he wasn’t interested in his idea, but he really liked him as a person. The dragon turned down what was being presented to him, but then went on to offer him a job working for an existing company of his.

In that moment, I saw a picture of what I think it would look like if we were to pitch our dreams and goals to God. We would stand before Him and say, ‘This is what I want, and here’s how You can help.’ And I think God would look back at us, with great love and compassion and tell us that He isn’t interested so much in our ideas, but He’s crazy about us.

God would flip the script and say to you, ‘This is what I want, and here’s how You can help.’
God isn’t looking for you to involve Him in what you’re doing, He wants you to involve yourself in what He’s doing.

God admires your dreams, and I’m sure He enjoys seeing your ambitions, but He has a far greater plan for you than you have for yourself. If only we would submit and surrender ourselves to Him, then we would experience a life that is above all we could’ve ever hoped, dreamed or imagined.

Today, lean into what God is doing, it’s the only thing that can bring true satisfaction in this life.

Caleb Burchell

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