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September 18, 2012
Recently, I decided to make a goal list.
It was kinda crazy to think about all the dreams I have and try to find a way to communicate them on paper. There were big ones, small ones, ones that might happen in the next year and others that are over five years away.
However, after going through college in what felt like only one year, five years really isn’t THAT far away.
After doing this, I tucked my neatly written out goal list into my journal and felt like I had really accomplished something.
Days go by….yepppp, it’s three days later and I have done zip, zilch, NADA to make myself any closer to my dreams.
I had a book that I had been setting aside to read (that always goes over well) but I decided it was about time to actually read it. The book is called, “Greater” by Steven Furtick.
I feel as though no description I give will provide this book justice (it’s that good) but essentially, it dives into the difference between living a life that is “baseline living” and mediocre, living a life of “greatness” in which we have a bunch of vague, unrealistic expectations of doing better that don’t work in real life and THEN there is the way of “greater”.
“Greater” living requires a life altering understanding that God is ready to accomplish a kind of greatness in your life that is beyond human reach.
It is realistic.
But it is still beyond our comprehension.
The best part is: It requires a different perspective but using the same tools we have available now. It is a much, much deeper understanding of who God is, which allows you to be confident in who you are.
As I plunged deeper, I got caught on one line that I simply could NOT get out of my head. This line was, “A big dream without a small start is a daydream.”
Big dreams, I have those.
A small start? ….Get back with me later.
You see, it is not because a dream is impossible or too difficult that we do not achieve it, it’s because we are afraid to even start.
What IF things don’t work out?
Well, rest assured, they definitely won’t if you never even start!
Small steps of obedience are the game-changer.
Once these steps of obedience become more consistent, that life of discipline becomes what you are used to.
And those BIG dreams that you once thought were so far out of your reach?
They become subtitles to an even bigger picture now stirring in your heart.
My friend, you were not created to live life by the skin of your teeth or a life of going through the motions.
WAKE UP AND DREAM! (catchy, right?)
Start taking those small steps of obedience.
And hold your head high, beloved. People would love to see you fall
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