Do you dream big dreams? Do you have some big goals in life? Do you find it easy to dream your dreams? Do you dream big dreams for your family, your children, your friends, your church? When do you dream your dreams – in good times or bad? Why do you dream your dreams – because you’re hoping for more, or because you’re shooting for the stars?
My husband is a dreamer, no doubt about it. I love that he enjoys shooting for the stars! I feel very much like a realist when I compare his dreaming ability to my own. And as I’ve been thinking about this lately, I think that for me, there’s almost a fear of failure tied to dreaming big dreams. If I dream, try, and fail, then the perfectionist in me is extremely frustrated. But if I just keep going along in life, and meeting goals, then I feel very successful. But am I missing out on dreaming big dreams? (Yes, I think so!) This is the first of several posts that will focus on dreaming big dreams!
This blog was a big dream. As I started it, I asked God for His words to fill these “pages” (this was my first request). I also asked God for a few other things – the option of writing for one or two other sites (my second request), and the ability to contribute to an e-book before working on what may someday be my own book (my third request). I started this blog in March, and made these 3 requests of God around the same time. This blog has been “live” for just over 4 months, and those requests were my big dreams.
Guess what? They’ve ALL been answered. Request one – God continues to fill these pages. I often sit down with a particular idea in mind, and God changes it to something slightly different, to bless me, or a reader. Request 2 – I write at several other websites. You can find them by Writing Contributions tab at the top of this page. Request 3 – I am contributing a chapter to a book. More information to come on that. I’m thrilled that God has answered all of these – THRILLED!
But really, the next question is, now what? My dreams – the dreams that I thought were big dreams – are all answered. As a friend said, “You’re going to have to dream bigger dreams!”
I think I’m still really learning how to dream big dreams, and push my fear of failure to the side. I have a lot more to say about this, so I think I’m going to make it a separate post. I’m still praying over my own big dreams, and our big dreams as a couple and as a family. We’ll talk more about that in the next post. In the meantime, you can join us on Facebook for more discussion about dreaming big dreams.