A question that can change your life
"While you sleep, a miracle happens. Tomorrow morning when you wake up, what will you see yourself doing, thinking, or believing about yourself that will tell you that a miracle has actually taken place?"
The question above is known in solution-focused therapy as "The Miracle Question". It is a tool used to aid the client to envision how the future will be different when "the problem" they are facing is no longer present. It is a goal setting question that is useful when a client simply does not know what a preferred future would look like.
Recently I posed this question to a small group of sex industry survivor-leader friends of mine. For all of us, the answers were telling. They have a way of revealing heart desires, goals and priorities.
I would like to invite you to pause for a moment. Take a second and ask this question of yourself. While you sleep, a miracle takes place. When you wake up in the morning, what is different? What do you see yourself thinking, doing, or believing that tells you the miracle has occurred?
Welcome back:) How did it go?
What does your life look like in the wake of the miracle? Are you suddenly married? Suddenly rich? Do you have that job you have always wanted? Is depression lifted?
I believe that there is a God dream for each of our lives. I believe that there are specific passions, abilities and desires that God has placed inside of us that point us to the God dream. The God dream is a place where what is inside of us intersects with the plan and purpose of God in a way that invigorates our very soul. Living the God dream is a place where we come alive.
I also believe that when our dreams are not realized, longing can easily turn to disappointment, disappointment to bitterness.
I proposed a follow up question to my friends.
"Your awake. Your life has changed. The miracle occurred in the middle of the night. Are you closer to the God dream or further from it?"
There were many years when obsession with appearance and weight would have caused me to believe that "If I could just lose weight, life would be better." There have been other times where I have thought, "If I had more money, life would be better."
When I think about these "dreams" of mine, I wonder what God was thinking.
Was God thinking, "I have so much in store for Harmony. If she would only lose that 10 pounds, I could accomplish my purpose in her."
Was He thinking, "Too bad Harmony doesn't have more money in the bank. I guess I am just going to have to wait until she is a little richer before I can really work in her life."
I imagine this is NOT what God was thinking.
What about you? Does the dream inside of you intersect with the plan and purpose of God for your life?
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