Historically, the church believed that poverty was godly. That sacrifice and hardship were honorable and personal gain was sinful. As with everything, the extremes are always suspect. Jesus warned that it was harder for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle. (Mat 19:24)
But God also loves to bless. Give and it will be given to you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. (Luke 6:38) God is extravagant. He’s not worried about how much He blesses. When Joseph was found faithful in prison, God made him ruler over a nation.
It’s the enemy who wants us to be doubtful of blessing, to make us feel that we don’t deserve it. He would love to keep us in a poverty mentality when God wants to bless and increase the kingdom. You were not made for small dreams. We are our Father’s children, and He is not small God.
We have been adopted as sons (and daughters) by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will. (Eph 1:5) Sons and daughters of the King of Kings, of God, whose amazing love for us made a plan of salvation from the beginning of time so we could live with Him forever. He is not a Father with strict limits on blessing. We’re not bound to so much and no more. That is earthly thinking.
No, our Father is gracious and generous. He is a Father who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. Eph 1:3) Think about that. What must the blessings of heaven be like? Everything in heaven is perfect in His presence. His blessings are unlimited. And they are all ours.
It’s ok to ask for this blessing that belongs to us. It’s ok to ask for big dreams because they belong to us as heirs of Christ. Does doubt fly up when you dare to consider this? Where do you think that comes from? Yes, some have perverted the message of abundance, but don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. God is still good and His will is to love you wildly and extravagantly.
Will you receive it? Will you dare to give your dreams to God and let Him breathe on them? If you let Him, He’ll make them so much more than you asked, because He loves you. He loves you so very much.
Another post on dreaming big: Dreaming Big Scary Dreams