It is what everyone desires. “If I only…” or “If I had…” or “If I didn’t” is the beginning of far too many sentences. It is the beginning of too many thought processes. It is the end of too many dreams, purposes, and untapped potential.
I’ve been guilty of it. Turning my dreams into something that is “practical” in order to one day see them accomplished. I take a great vision and break it down. In the name of being realistic, great dreams become dwarfed goals. [Click to Tweet]
But what if we are just making excuses? I am finding that these “limitations” that we have, be it sickness, circumstances, culture, finances or any other thing – it is merely a mask we wear because our real fear is having no limits.
We keep this mask of inferiority and being bound by our current circumstances that we find our comfort in, and then say, “For me to do _____, it would have to be a move of God.But God is waiting for us to step out in faith and partner with Him. When will we believe that we can do all things through Christ who give us strength? (Philippians 4:13) When will we believe that His strength is made perfect in our weakness? (2 Corinthians 12:9)
As a child we have this ability to create and embrace imaginary places. We have the ability to dream of things that today we would say is crazy, impossible, childish. When a child dreams, the whole world changes. When we dream, we put on logical, personal and time limitations.
This is not dreaming, but goal-oriented living.
In the loss of our ability to dream well, we also lose passion to drive us. In our goal-oriented lives we do not live to our fullest potential. Our potential is suffering in our relative state of mind. Instead of our dreams growing, they diminish in a world of realistic possibilities where you are not expected to flourish any more than our born circumstances, culture, and pattern of life.
Are you dreaming in the realm of the untapped potential in you? Or are you living in the “realistic” limitations that society has set for you?
In a dream, there are no limitations — only obstacles. [Click to Tweet]
That being said, I’m not afraid to share the dreams in my heart:
My dream is to start a non-profit for rescue, rehabilitation,and restoration to victims of human trafficking and abuse. My dream is to put an end to human trafficking and to bring healing to those who have been hurt by it. I desire to reach the broken and bring them to a recognition of redemption and to raise up a generation of women who are healthy, whole, and devoted to God and His plans and purposes for their lives. My dream is to see others live their God-sized dreams and using the untapped potential in them.
Every day I choose to step out and so something to see these dreams that God has put in my heart accomplished. This is my passion.
Your passion is measured by your pursuit. [Click to Tweet]
What are your dreams? How are you stepping out in faith to see them accomplished?
A God-sized dream requires child-like faith. [Click to Tweet]