Is It Okay to Dream Big?

Last week I had the opportunity to speak at the Proven Conference and one of my breakout sessions was about dreaming and creating a vision board.

In that session I lead the attendees through an exercise I call “Your Ideal Day.”  In this exercise I had them take out a sheet of paper or their phone and think through what their ideal day looks like?
Some of the questions I asked were…

What time are you waking up?

Where are you waking up?  Are you in your dream home?

What are you doing that day?

One of the attendees of that session told me it was a difficult exercise for her to go through because she felt like she didn’t have permission to dream – that it was somehow selfish to think about what she wanted.

Back in 2009 I wrote this in my journal “What if God could use me to teach people to dream again?”

Well…I’m giving you permission to dream.  We all start life off as dreamers.  Think about children for a minute.  They’re really good at thinking big.  But somewhere along the line we get “practical” and settle.  I’m telling you it doesn’t have to be that way.

Maybe you listened to someone or several someones that told you to play it safe – to take the safe job, that those things you used to dream about aren’t possible for you.  I’m here to tell you that they’re all possible!!
Those dreams that God placed in your heart are there for a reason and if you’re still breathing they can be switched back on and come to life.

How bad do you want it?

Are you willing to step out of your comfort zone to make them happen?

If you’re struggling with feeling selfish for dreaming big dreams let me throw this at you….I think it’s selfish not to.We’re not here on this earth just to live life for ourselves.  Those dreams in your heart are for someone else.  There is someone waiting for you to step out and do what you are called to do.

If you’re content to only live for yourself you’re missing out on a HUGE blessing and those that you need you are missing out as well.

So dream BIG!

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