"Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves. When our dreams come true because we dreamed too little. When we arrive safely because we have sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us, Lord." ~Sir Francis Drake
I was talking to SoulMate friend a couple of weeks ago and, as frequently happens during our talks, she said something that totally blew my mind.
We were talking about life--you know, jobs, houses, plans, goals. I was saying how sometimes I just feel like I'm not really doing enough with what I've been given. Thanks to an amazing scholarship, the fact is that I was basically handed a law degree on a silver platter, and I feel like that must have been for a reason.
SoulMate Friend said that she felt the same way, and mentioned a speaker that she heard at a conference one time. The guys message was one that really struck a chord with her. He said, "Dream bigger. Our God is the God of the freaking universe. Why wouldn't we ask for something big?" (SoulMate Friend may have added the word "freaking" but I thought it was good for effect!) He told people to ask God for big, great, amazing things. Because He might just make them happen.
Oh. Holy. Moly. I am not sure that there was a single message in the world that I needed to hear more than that one, right there. It's easy to float along. To do what is comfortable. Safe. Familiar. It's so much harder to dream big.
But it's also so much morme worth it. If we are to find our vocation and purpose in life, we cannot sell ourselves and our dreams short. We have to ask for courage. For strength. For opportunities. For conviction.
Yes, it's scary. And yes, we might fail. But so too we might succeed. Our God is the God of the freaking universe. What big thing do you need to ask him for today?
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