Dream Thieves
Gregory Dickow
I don’t have a complicated message: I want to encourage people with the good news of God’s unconditional love—and to see that reality change their thinking and their emotions.
Dream Thieves

I recently had God speak to me and He said to tell His people two words: “Dream thieves.”

God told me to tell you there are some thieves trying to steal your dreams and trying to steal your destiny. He told me to show you who and what these thieves are so that you can put a stop to those who are trying to steal your dreams and steal God’s destiny for your life.

Do you know that God has a destiny for you? God has a purpose for your life. God’s will for you is great. God’s plan for you is good and not for evil. He’s got a future for you. He’s got a hope for you, and the devil is a thief and liar about these things.

The Bible says in John 10:10, “The thief comes to steal, to kill, and destroy.” And one of the things the devil wants to steal is your dreams. He wants to steal God’s destiny for your life. He wants to tear your destiny right out from the center of your heart. He wants to rip you off and steal from you the God-given purpose for which you were born.

But God’s love is the gateway to God’s dream for your life. His love is the gateway to His destiny for your life. But what Satan comes to do is to steal that knowledge of God’s love for you — to convince you that He doesn’t love you, that God’s mad at you for some reason, that God’s against you, that God doesn’t approve of you, that you haven’t done enough, you haven’t prayed enough, you haven’t read enough, you haven’t done enough for God — all so God’s love for you is diminished.

But it’s a lie from the devil, because God’s love for you never diminishes. God’s love for you never decreases. God said: “I love you with an everlasting love.” There’s nothing you can do to change God’s everlasting love for you. That’s how much He loves you. And why is it so important? Because we need to realize that God has a purpose for our life. We need to know that God cannot fulfill His purpose for our life until we realize this one thing: The Father loves us.

You have to be convinced of the Father’s love because His perfect love casts out fear, and fear is the thing that is keeping you from fulfilling God’s purpose for your life. And so the devil instills fear by trying to rob you of the awareness of God’s love for you.

The devil trembles at the love of God. He’s afraid of the love of God because he knows that perfect love casts out fear.

And when you’re not afraid,
  • You can do anything.
  • You can believe in anything.
  • You can accomplish anything.
  • You can overcome anything
  • You can love anybody.

And when you know how overwhelming God’s love is for you, you begin to treat people with kindness, with grace, with love, with generosity. It’s the love of the Father that will be the gateway to the dreams that God has for you.

No wonder Satan is constantly trying to attack in our minds whether God loves us. Because you’ll never fulfill God’s purpose for your life until you understand your value, your worth in His eyes. That’s why love comes before dreams come, because God wants you to know how loved you are so that you will realize how valuable you are, because the more valuable you realize you are, the less you need other people’s approval and other people’s attention to make you feel good about your life.

God wants you to feel His stamp of approval so that you don’t need everybody else’s stamp of approval.

God wants you to realize your value comes from Him, so you don’t need people to think well about you in order for you to feel valuable. I believe that the value and worth that we feel from God opens the door to the destiny and the dreams that God has for us, because it’s our value, our sense of identity. We know who we are, we know we’re loved of the Father. That opens the door to our destiny and to God’s dreams for our life.

So, I ask you, are you questioning God’s love for you? That’s a dream thief. Are you giving people control over your happiness? That’s a dream thief. Are you thinking small and asking small? That’s a dream thief. Are you choosing the DNA of your past, or the DNA of your new royal bloodline in Christ? If you choose to identify with who you used to be, that’s a dream thief.

Instead, identify with who God says you are. God knows how valuable you are and you need to realize your value to Him. Once you know who you are and the love of God you will discover your destiny and God’s dreams for your life.