“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.” (Jeremiah 29:11 )
What does it entail to DREAM BIG?
We often see this phrase when we talk about success, leadership, planning, goal setting and management. You may ask, is it ok to dream big without nurturing my ego?
Tommy Barnett’s definition of dreaming big puts things in perspective:
“They are the goals and visions that fire your heart and saturate your soul with joy at the very thought of them. They are those continuing visions of what you want your life to be at its highest level of fulfilment – what you want to do, how you want to do it, what kind of person you want to become in the process.”
He went on to explain that it is God who places our dreams in us, it is part of our spiritual DNA, a blueprint of who we are and it will be like a magnet that will always pull us until we accomplish it.
As to our ego, as long as we do not think and consider that we’re doing it all on our own and remove God out of the equation, then we can desire to have lofty goals.
I recommend John Piper’s article as a good reading – Should I “Dream Big” for God When I Have a Huge Ego?
The thing is, if until now you don’t know what your dream is, or if you know already but haven’t done anything yet to get started, you are wasting your time. However, your desires, gifts, talents and past experiences will point you to your dreams. And, your God-sized dreams should be founded on Him alone to ensure success.
So what is that vision that is bigger than you? And, if you’re already in it, how far have you reached your dreams?
This article was written by Charlotte Ibanez