I’ve been thinking today about goals and dreams. Hubs & I recently sat down and came up with goals for our marriage – things we’d like to do in the next week, month, year, five years, and 15 years – and it made me think about what I might like to accomplish in that time frame, on my own. Since I have a tendency to avoid failure at all costs, I usually set goals for myself that I’m 99% sure I can actually accomplish, and usually before my self-imposed deadline.
But what if I went bigger? What if I let my imagination run wild and I truly believed that I can do all things through Christ? What if I stopped limiting myself to what I know I can do and dream about what I would really – truly – love to do? If time and passion and talent and God’s plan for my life all lined up…what would I want to do? What if I’m not able to put deadlines on these – would I still verbalize them, make them known to the world and be held accountable?
I think I would.
I don’t know where to start with any of these, to be honest. Right now photography is a hobby and one that is more luck than skill. The only writing I do is on this blog, where it’s read by…oh…10s of readers three times a week (love all of you!), and to be fair, it’s not usually that great & I have no focus. Moving from our home is not an option, so working for wonderful and God honoring companies/websites might be difficult. And the ministry? Scary.
See, I have all of these reasons why my dreams will become nothing more than dreams. But God is bigger than all of those reasons. What would happen if I gave these dreams completely – not even hanging on by a pinky – to God, and allowed Him to do with them as He desired for my life. What if…..what if I just got out of His way? I think that’s a good place to start.
What are your God sized dreams? I’d love to pray about them for you.