By: Na-Jean S. Parker
Are you Dreaming BIG Enough?
If you ask a small child what they want to be when they grow up, you will often get answers of high achievement such as “doctor, lawyer, firefighter, singer, actor, actress, model, President of the United States, dancer, teacher etc. You very rarely hear a child aim for low goals. I believe the way we dreamed as a child, is the way God intends for us to dream as adults, but somehow the trials, tribulations and adverse circumstances we face in life seem to dim our dreams and lower our goals and aspirations. When we sleep at night we cannot control what we dream. Why then do we try to control our dreams while we are awake? Just because we have experienced tough times in life does not give a sufficient reason to cease your dreams. Nor is it the time to become comfortable and complacent with dreaming small dreams. Your dreams should be LARGER than what you feel you can accomplish on your own. Your dreams should be so BIG they require Gods help and assistance in order to become reality.
Hardships will come but they come so that we will lean on God to pull us through. Whenever we go through we must believe that God has an intended plan and purpose for everything we face. According to Romans 8:28 we can be sure that everything that happens will work together for the good God has intended for our lives.
Are you dreaming BIG Enough?
In order to find out, ask yourself these questions:
What am I daring to believe God for in this season?
Does my dream challenge me or make me comfortable.
Has God shown me the great plans he has for my future?
Have I embraced the BIG dreams he has placed in my heart?
Am I afraid to speak out loud the desires of my heart?
Am I willing to chase after large goals or enlarge my vision?
What do I hope for and are my hopes lessened by my own limitations?
In order to reach an intended goal we have to first be able to envision ourselves achieving it. Our minds are so powerful but oftentimes they are our biggest hindrance. Whatever we believe we can do or have is what we will be able to do or receive. In order to dream BIG we must truly believe that God has great plans for our lives and that he wants the best for us.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Believe in God’s great plans for you! He desires to bless you far beyond your comprehension. He desires to bless you far beyond your comprehension. His extraordinary plans for your life is designed to bring him glory! Ephesians 3:20 (ESV) says it this way “ Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.”
God has greatness in store for you! Don't be afraid to dream BIG and live out your Destiny!!!
Say this prayer: Father, thank you so much for having great plans for me. I have faith in you and trust the plans you have for my life. Order my steps and direct my path towards the greatness you have for me. Allow me to embrace the BIG dreams you have laid in my heart. Help me to overcome any fears that I might have and allow me to dream BIG and live out my Destiny according to your BIG PLANS. I thank you in advance for the manifestation. I embrace your desires for me as my own. Use me to make an impact on this world and for your kingdom. I pray my life will bring you glory. In Jesus name, I pray, Amen.
“ Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,” Ephesians 3:20 (ESV)
Are YOU dreaming BIG enough?