Friday, November 9, 2012


"Look, this dreamer is coming!...let us...kill him."  Genesis 37:19 - 20

Everybody has a dream.  What is yours?  If you could do anything, what would it be?  Most of us do not achieve great things because we give up, we fall short, we get off track, we settle, or we dream too small.  Only two things stand in your way: dreaming it , then doing it.  Have you dared to dream, really dream?  If something is within your apparent reach, it is not a dream.  If it does not stretch you, cost you, or involve risk, it is not a dream.  Dreams change you even as they change the world around you.

Maybe you are listening to critical people.  Remember the story of Joseph?  He dreamed big dreams.  God-given dreams.  And what was the response of his brothers?  They said, "Look, this dreamer is coming!...let us...kill him."  People who are not pursuing their own dreams are usually the first to criticize people who are. So, who are you listening to?

Maybe you are afraid to dream too big.  You do not want to fail.  Nobody does.  But "safe living" leads to regret.  Theodore Roosevelt said, "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor souls who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."  What is the worst thing that could happen if you pursue your dream and do not achieve it?  You could end up where you are now.  And what is the best thing that could happen?  You could find yourself in new territory, enjoying new blessings, living the life God meant for you to live!

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