“What would your life look like without any fear?”
That was the slogan of a life-changing conference I went to back in 2013. That question alone FOREVER changed the way I view life and dared me to dream as BIG as possible. I realized that we all are born with God-given talents and passions that He wants to maximize to make this world a better place.
It was then that my wild dreams of offering hope to the world on a grand scale were born. I want nothing more than to spend my life inspiring others through traveling & speaking, becoming a published author, and doing all I can to leave a lasting mark on the world, in appreciation for all God’s done for me. It’s what led me to create this little “Dose of Hope” personal brand, I guess you could call it, in the first place.
But after a little over a year of praying, trusting, working towards these dreams, and feeling like I haven’t made much progress, I started to question them. Did God really tell me to go after these dreams? Was I being naive, or even arrogant, thinking I was made to do such things? Is it time to settle and accept the fact that I may never see these heart’s desires come true?
Maybe you’re questioning your dreams, so I wrote this for you.
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Maybe you were crazy for thinking you could accomplish great things. You had such big dreams when you were younger. You felt invincible. Like anything was possible. Ignorance really was bliss, you finally admit, as you hang your head in defeat.
Are your dreams worth all the effort still? You’re older now and the world’s tried to show you who’s boss;
That the seemingly impossible may be just that–impossible.
Your heart breaks at the thought of living a typical, routine life of mediocrity; But maybe that’s just how life goes.
I mean afterall, only a few make history…
Only a few make history.
Maybe because everyone else fell victim to defeat’s lies, chose to bow at the foot of fear, chose to give up when things got tough and required some painful perseverance.
Maybe no one told them that dreams aren’t meant to be caged up in your mind. Maybe they didn’t realize all the wild, world-changing, history-making, legacy-leaving things they were capable of. Not just capable of, but BORN to make reality.
Maybe no one told them the Creator of everything was on their side;
Maybe that was too crazy of a thought to believe.
But that’s not you.
“Average” does not describe you.
You treasure, you.
You’re hearing the truth now.
You’re meant to master obstacles,
to be refined through challenges,
to patiently trust that God will open the right doors…
at the RIGHT time.
You’re meant to conquer fears, to be rebuilt when you feel you’ve been torn down. To reach, to try, to smile. To soar. To excel.
To throw “impossible” to the wind, shift your eyes from your rearview, and party because your future is SO bright!
Dare to dream again.
That dream you were about to give up on?
This is that nudge you wanted.
This is that voice telling you it’s still meant to be.
This is your sign to go for it.
I pray for anyone that needs revived passion, myself included; anyone that needs to be reminded that they were born for a meaningful purpose, whether they know you yet or not.
I pray for strength, the determination to overcome fear, the nudge outside of comfort zones, and the boldness to do whatever it takes to make the wildest of dreams intertwine with reality. I pray for increased faith when things don’t seem to be working out, and confidence in the fact that you will use the unique gifts and passions you’ve embedded into every human’s heart for things greater than we could ever imagine.
I pray for HUGE blessings over anyone who may be reading this!
Thanks, God. Love you so much.
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen”
“I pray that out of His glorious riches may He strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s Holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a FUTURE.”