I had the opportunity to have a great conversation tonight with a friend who has a dream.....I believe it is probable that it is a God given dream because it aligns with some critical and inspiring points I read in Bruce Wilkinson's book "The Dream Giver".
3 Insights into Every God-Given Big Dream
1. A Big Dream always seems overwhelming at first.
2. Ultimately, a Big Dream is aimed at meeting a Big Need in the world.
3. While you still have breath, it’s never too late to act on your Dream!
No matter where you are or what your think, God has called you and me for a purpose on this earth. It’s already in you. It’s already who you are. It is your opportunity to discover it.
It never fails, when we see a dream come together and see someone engaged in doing what they’re born to do, it creates a thrill and a rush unlike any other. The resulting work is stellar, extraordinary, and remarkable.
But it doesn't usually come without hard work and maybe a little stress along the way. :-)
Life’s most challenging and agonizing times are ripe with opportunity and growth. Being pruned is exceedingly painful but of course is required to reap fruit.
“To do for yourself the best that you have in you to do – to grit your teeth and clench your fists in order to survive the world at its harshest and worst – is, by that very act, to be unable to let something be done for you and in you that is more wonderful still. The trouble with steeling yourself against the harshness of reality is that the same steel that secures your life against being destroyed secures your life also against being opened up and transformed. The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep need meet.” The Sacred Journey, Frederick Buechner.
So here is what I told my friend; now is your time, don't wait another six months before starting DO IT NOW!
Follow your God given dream ignore the naysayers, stare down the skeptics, face your fears. Dare to dream. Answer the call. Go do it while you still have breath!
You have all you need and the world’s needs are great.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe said it best:
“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.”