Featured

 

DREAM BIG

By Mallesha Malcolm

 

A dream can be described as a designated desire, goal or purpose. Often times, we dream, but we do not take the time to focus and bring these dreams into reality.  Other times, we do not dream big enough. You may have a dream of going back to school, landing an ideal job, achieving a promotion, starting a small business, being a better parent/spouse/friend, or to have a deeper relationship with God. All of these dreams CAN be achieved.

So what is the BIG dream that you hold for yourself?  It has been said that if your dream does not scare you, then you are not dreaming big enough. The first step to achieving your BIG dream is to pray and ask God to reveal His will for your life. God often aligns our dreams with our purpose, so listen to what God has placed in your heart. Then, believe. Proverbs 23:7 tells us that as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. Believe that God will equip you with everything you need and have faith that He will see you through. For faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen (Heb. 11:1).

The next step is to write it down. Having a big dream scrambled in your mind (along with your to-do list) can create clutter. This process takes your dream from a thought and brings it to life. Writing down your goals makes it clearer so that you can start the planning phase. Then, create an action plan. Having dreams without a plan reduces the likelihood of it coming to pass. Break it up into small steps or use a timeline to keep yourself on track. Next, take action. Faith is a vital part of achieving your big dream. However, faith without works is dead. One of the biggest challenges is to take action and STEP OUT on faith! Do your part and God will do His!

Finally, talk about it. After you have prayed, believed, planned and have taken action, speaklife into your dream!  Having a big dream is scary. There may be days when you have doubts and think it is impossible. Keeping it all to yourself can cause you to kill your dream prematurely by giving into negative self-talk. Telling others can help you to stay focused and may even connect you to someone who can help you along the way. Besides, no one talks about doing things they don’t intend to do. So remember, talk about it and be about it!

As we continue throughout the year, let us conquer our fears and shut out the doubts that tell us that we can’t, because GOD can. HE is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we can ever ask, think, or imagine! So do not limit yourself. DREAM BIG!

 

Mallesha Malcolm

Ephesus Communications Department, Contributor