Do you remember that dream you had as a child? Maybe you wanted to become a doctor or be president of the United States. While there are many reasons to give up on childhood dreams, the size of them shouldn’t be the reason. So often we give up on childhood dreams and dare not to dream big ever again. We say things like don’t get your hopes up. Don’t get ahead of yourself. If you don’t expect much, you can’t be disappointed.
The Lie That Stole the Dream
A lot of those sayings I mentioned earlier are due to believing one huge lie. The lie is that God doesn’t want us to live our dreams. We fear the disappointment of believing God for big things because we think it’s not what He wants for us. I don’t believe that’s true. God simply wants us to live His dream first. Look at Abraham for example. Abraham desperately wanted a son to be his heir. God wanted Abraham to leave his hometown and follow Him. Abraham followed and obeyed God all while believing in his heart that he would never see the child he hoped for. After 100 years of faithfully serving God, he was blessed with that child. God made him a father of many nations.
Why Dream Big?
The answer here is simple; dream big because you have a big God who says nothing is impossible for Him. God is not a man that he should lie and is more than capable of doing great things in and through your life. God promises his us that He will give us our heart’s desires and that we will have anything we ask for in His name.
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Psalm 37:4 NLT
You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. John 14:13 NLT
Not only does He promise to do it, but He also promises that you will not be disappointed.
And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. Romans 5:5 NLT