When we dream “big”, we allow ourselves to hope big, too! We allow ourselves to hope for and dream about things that are bigger than seem possible… and bigger than we can do on our own.
But sometimes, we only allow ourselves to focus on what is visible and “realistic” because we are afraid of being disappointed. What if our dream is “too big”? Proverbs 13 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick…” We don’t like to put ourselves out there. We don’t like to get excited about something – then have a let down. We don’t want to be heartsick when our hopes and dreams aren’t coming to fruition. BUT…
The next part of that Proverb says, “… but desire fulfilled is a tree of life!” Don’t you just love that? If God has put a dream or vision in your life, don’t be afraid! Nothing is too big for God. Matter of fact, all things are possible THROUGH Him! So don’t put a limit on what God can do for you… and what He can do through you!
There is FREEDOM in the asking. FREEDOM in the receiving! FREEDOM in believing for things not yet seen. So DREAM BIG!
Hebrews 11:1-4 (The Message)
The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd.
By faith, we see the world called into existence by God’s word, what we see created by what we don’t see.
By an act of faith, Abel brought a better sacrifice to God than Cain. It was what he believed, not what he brought, that made the difference. That’s what God noticed and approved as righteous. After all these centuries, that belief continues to catch our notice.