Do you dream big???
A friend recently shared with me this poem, She Dreams Declaration by Tiffany Bluhm. It was literally life-changing! I’m still processing. I may need to revisit this topic in a future blog, but I want to “journal” while the initial experience is fresh in my mind. After reading the poem (see below), I’ve been reading Tiffany Bluhm’s book, She Dreams, listening to her podcast (So fun!), and reading her blog. Wow, this woman gets it! She gets that God wants her to “live the life she was created for”, and I am so inspired.
“…when you pursue your dreams and live the life you were created for, you bring heaven to earth. You rehearse heaven in your season because you have trusted God, the Dream Giver, for your victory.” –Tiffany Bluhm
What is your dream? Your passion and ambition? What is on your bucket list? Start praying on it, planning it, and living it. Because your creator designed you with that dream. It was a gift to you that will bring glory to him when you use it.
Perhaps my biggest dream—or ambition—is to be an author. To provide a sustainable income from doing what I love doing almost more than anything. Writing. I mean, writing and coffee go hand in hand. What could be a better way to spend my day?
At times my dream feels frivolous, and I feel silly for dreaming so big. I’ve felt guilty for writing when I could be dusting or cooking (I detest those chores!). I’ve felt indulgent, reading and writing romance stories while sipping coffee and eating Dove chocolates.
But no more!
I am dreaming big. And there’s nothing silly or shameful or indulgent about it (Ok, the chocolate and coffee may be indulgent when consumed in certain quantities). Because God is the Dream Giver. It is so freeing to see it that way. It is truth. God created me (Psalm 139:13-14). He gave me the desires of my heart (Psalm 37:4).
When I use my unique gifts, it brings glory to God because I am aligning my life with his purpose for me (Jeremiah 29:11).
Using your gifts and fulfilling your dreams blesses others. Just think how powerful it would be if all of us fully realized our potential God designed for us, and then we each poured our hearts into it.
So, ladies and gentlemen, pursue your dreams. Plant that flower garden. Book that flight. Apply for that job. Keep living that life God has gifted you.
And keep dreaming big dreams!
To my friend, Tiffany Hoff (whom I met on Facebook and have yet to meet in person), thank you for sharing She Dreams Declaration with me. It’s so beautiful when we women inspire and encourage each other instead of competing with one another. Thank you for encouraging me.
So, friends, don't shy away from those God-given dreams! You do you better than anyone else! Check out Tiffany Bluhm's website for delectable doses of inspiration and laughs.