The Bible says, “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophecy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams” (Acts 2:17).
But how do you know if your dream is from God? There are two ways.
First, a God-given dream will help others.
Second, any dream that comes from God will be so big that you can’t achieve it in your own power.
Let me suggest a few dreams.
I will get sober and stay sober.
I will help one addicted person find sobriety this year.
I will become the person my dog thinks I am.
Recovery Step: Dream big dreams. Then go to work, because dreams alone are not enough. “Much dreaming and many words are meaningless” (Ecclesiastes 5:7).
Mark and Beth Denison, married for 36 years, launched There’s Still Hope as a national movement to call men and women into lives of sexual integrity. Their ministry offers 90-day recovery plans for addicts and one-on-one and group coaching for addicts and their spouses. TSH also produces resources for pastors and churches to confront the porn epidemic that is destroying so many lives.
Dr. Denison was a senior pastor for over 30 years, NBA chaplain, and board chairman at Houston Baptist University three times. With a Master’s Degree in Addiction Recovery, Mark is a certified PSAP and active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Mark has written four books on recovery: Porn in the Pew, 365 Days to Sexual Integrity, A 90-Day Recovery Guide, and 40 Days to Porn-Free Living. His latest book, Jesus on the 12 Steps, will be released later this year.