Choices - Part 2: Dealing with Dreams

 

Icebreaker: If God came to you in a vision and told you in exactly one year he would take you anywhere you wanted to go and resource you to do anything you wanted to do, what would it be?

 

Discussion:

1. What goals, pursuits, and dreams do you have for your life?  Where do you see yourself being in the next 5 years?  10 years?  25 years? 

 

2. Matthew 6:33 says “Seek first my Kingdom and my righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”  How do you know if your dreams and pursuits are all submitted to God's will and agenda for the Christian life?  Two verses to ponder: 

Proverbs 17:24 Wisdom is the main pursuit of sensible men, but a fool's goals are at the ends of the earth. 

Jeremiah 45:5 But you, are you seeking great things for yourself?  Do not seek them.

 

3. Read the verses below.  According to what they say, what is God's will for the Christian life?  What things does he expect us to be devoted to?  

Matthew 22:37 You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.

Matthew 22:39 Love your neighbor as yourself.

Acts 4:32 All the believers were of one heart and mind.

Matthew 28:19 Go and make disciples.

Mark 1:17 Come, be my disciples and I will show you how to fish for people.

Psalm 119:59 I pondered the direction of my life, and I turned to follow your statutes.

Ephesians 5:33 Each man must love his wife, and the wife must respect her husband. 

How are you living out these devotions?  Is there an order of importance?  Can you think of any other Scripture that relates to God’s will for the Christian life? 

 

4. If fulfilling your dreams meant you had to compromise living out God's will as discussed above, would you be willing to give up your dreams to follow God?   Be honest and explain why. 

 

 

Prayaccording to your answer to question 4.   Sample Prayer: Lord, I lift up _______ needs