There are times when you have to understand the process of things when working to make your dreams come true. You do not just wake up one day living your dream life, as if it were some fairytale.
I remember when I wrote my first book. It wasn’t like the experience, of writing the second one. I knew I had a gift from God, to write and publish the Gospel. I knew the word of God enough to share and teach somebody about Christ.
However there was a certain knowledge I did not have at the time. I didn’t know how to publish books. So I learned that God wants us to learn the way it works (the process) even if He has given us a vision to do something. So I learnt how to self publish books.
The Bible in Proverbs 3:19-20 GNB says; “The Lord created the earth by his wisdom; by his knowledge, he set the sky in place.”
Wisdom and knowledge work hand in hand. Wisdom gives you the idea, vision, destination, and that which you want to make. But knowledge helps you put it all in place.
The word of God is replete with so many examples about, getting understanding. Wisdom without understanding is empty, but wisdom gotten with understanding bears fruit.
A Greek word is given for such knowledge. And it’s called epignosis. Today I can say I have mastered how to make my dreams come true and have the epignosis of how to write inspiring content, put together and publish it into books.
So how did it happen? It all comes from the way God did it when He made the earth. In the Bible it says, the Lord created the earth with wisdom; by his knowledge, He set the sky in place. And in another place the Bible says, “Getting wisdom is the most important thing you can do. Whatever else you get, get insight.” Proverbs 4:7 GNB insight can be translated (understanding).
There is an insight here. What caused the Lord to create the earth was wisdom, the idea was in mind, and He created it. But what caused Him to set up the sky (heavens) was the knowledge, that He put to work after the wisdom He had. And that’s exactly what happened when I wrote my first and second book. I just know that I know the process. Now it’s much easier.
What does it take to make your dreams come true?
So this is how you make those dreams you have to come true. By wisdom, you can create a marriage, business, ministry, invention, product anything really. And by knowledge (epignosis: knowledge of a particular point; directed towards a particular object) you can set up its skies (its limits). In other words, you can set up the whole thing in full. So wisdom is important, and make sure you are getting the knowledge of what you want to create. Otherwise, it will remain just a dream.
There is an understanding that you need to make your dreams come true. And God’s word can guide you to that understanding. After all, He is the source of all wisdom. So Get wisdom but also get understanding ( epignosis: knowledge, to know that you know, that you know, how to do it).
Don’t buy a gun and not know how to shoot with it, lest you get shot before you shoot yours. Neither should you buy a car when you don’t know how to drive one.
Otherwise, you will just park it. Do you get it? You have to know how to do it for that dream to come true. Learn the process, get knowledge and make your dream come to life. The right process will make it a success.
May this be a turning point to your dreams and plans for your life. Next, I will show you the other insight in this process. There is an order you must follow.
“Through wisdom is a house built; and by understanding it is established: And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”Proverbs 24:3.
Wisdom, understanding and knowledge are essential for the success of any given venture. Wisdom will provide the building blocks, understanding will certify it and knowledge will cause it to be fruitful. This is the specific order to make your dreams a reality. It’s literally a 1,2,3 process all working together to produce one thing, amd that isyour dream. One may ask, “but How does wisdom come about, and how do I get understanding and knowledge?”
Rather, how does one know they are operating from wisdom, understanding, and knowledge of Something. It’s very simple. Let’s look at the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Bible says, “The beginning of wisdom is to fear the LORD, and acknowledging the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10.
Wisdom begins when there is a deep reverence and respect for the Lord Jesus Christ. Without this holy fear, there will be no wisdom, and that’s not all. And if you are unsure about how to get wisdom, the bible clearly tells us to ask from God.
What about understanding? The Bible also says, “acknowledging the Holy One is understanding”. When you truly acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, that’s understanding. But it doesn’t stop here either. When you have wisdom and acknowledge who Jesus Christ is, then you have knowledge. You cannot acknowledge what you don’t know.
It’s like saying this burger is nice without tasting it or taking a bite. That’s not understanding neither is that wisdom. That becomes an assumption or a guess. But then when you fear God, and acknowledge Him, through Jesus Christ, it is because you know Him. It can only mean absolute knowledge or unabated knowing.
This is primary knowledge that sets the foundation for all kinds of knowledge that you will have of something.
The Bible talking about Christ says, “He is before all things, and in him, all things hold together.” Colossians 1:7 NIVThis is where all knowledge consists. That is where the Bible goes on to say about those who are more established in the things of God. “Christ is my wisdom.” 1 Corinthians 1:30.
Therefore, just as you may know Jesus Christ your dreams can only be as real to you, to the degree of your wisdom and understanding about them. When you knowledge about them, is when they materialize. When you fear God you are wise, when you have Christ living in you, you have wisdom. And when you acknowledge His presence in your life daily, you have understanding.
This brings about knowledge. In other words, you know that you know He is real. It’s not guesswork. This is what epignosis is. You just know that that dream you have for your life can happen. You know how it will work, from the start to the end-user the right tools, resources, and connections.
And with that, you can bring it to physical life. That’s how you make your dreams a reality by acquiring knowledge of putting them together, in the same way, you acquire knowledge about Christ from His word. Your dreams must come true, in Jesus Christ.
In hindsight, you won’t have it until you know it, and you won’t know it until you understand it and you won’t understand it until you have wisdom about it. You won’t have wisdom until you fear the lord, not understanding until you acknowledge the Holy One.