But the Lord said to my father David, “Whereas it was in your heart to build a temple for My name, you did well that it was in your heart. Nevertheless you shall not build the temple, but your son; He shall build the temple for My name.” (1 Kings 8:8,9)
We are to serve the Lord with all our hearts. It is good to have a heart for the things of God, and dream great dreams. However, there are callings and endeavors that we cannot achieve ourselves. We must learn to pass our skills, talents, and dreams on to others. We must be willing to pass the baton. Much of life is as a relay race; each person is to run a certain leg. Knowing how to pass the baton, and knowing to whom it must be passed will fulfill the race of life. Many great men never physically saw their dreams come to fulfillment. However, they did see them. They saw them so clearly that they passed their dreams on to others so that the work would be completed. They ran the race in such a way that others were prepared to receive their dream and they were prepared to pass it.