I've been thinking lately about what it means to dream big dreams, and then do something about it. I've been encouraging my students to have big goals and go for them. All this talk about their goals made me more aware of how I've let mine fall by the wayside. I've allowed myself to get consumed in the day-to-day tasks, the ones that have a short shelf-life and function a bit like a checklist.
I wonder what God thinks of a mindset that is focused on the day-to-day tasks. I wonder if He gets frustrated when He sees us limit our vision for our lives. We tend to only dream dreams we believe we can achieve. We can't fail something we never started. We fall prey to the comfort zone dreams, the ones that won't really hurt if we don't hit our mark. I know I do.
I wonder what would happen if we chased after the dreams that keep us up at night, the ones that terrify us to pursue because we know that if we failed, we'd lose "everything." I can't help but think about what God is able to do with a heart that is willing to dream big dreams. Because the God I'm getting to know seems to be in the business of building wonder and bravery in those who love Him....If only we would let Him.