No dreams are too big-dare to dream big

Find out why those dreams were birthed in the first place, why dreams remain unfulfilled and why you can expect that God will fulfill those dreams for us…

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When i was young i wanted to be a fighter pilot. But as i grew older my expectations and mindset changed so i gave it up. I always believed we should never underestimate dreams. A simple yet powerful idea can impact and shake the entire world. However, i understood now why do dreams get unfulfilled. Sometimes we feel we are nowhere near fulfilling that dream we have in our hearts, let me reveal to you what God has taught me about making dreams come true.

You will find in bookstores books under the self help section that tells you a method, a secret or a technique that if you put in enough effort and never give up and perservere till the end you are guaranteed a dream come true. Now, let me reveal to you what God has taught me instead. Hidden in the bible are treasures of wisdom and knowledge. The bible is a book full of treasures, those who dig deep are the ones who wants to seek the beauty of the Lord and to behold His loveliness.

One word from God can change your life, one revelation from Him can give you the breakthrough you need. Spending time with Him is so satisfying to my innerman. My days become so full and abundant. God even adds to you length of days and long life when you prioritize His word. In every book we see Jesus in the bible. All that we need in this life are found in this amazing book. The scriptures are God breathed. The word of God says that God is a God who exceeds our expectation. He always hears us and gives us all things. Not only that He always over answer and over supply us. He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think.

Let me share with you a story. Once there was a very wealthy prince in the middle east. He wanted to learn how to play golf. So he invited a world renowned golf player to his golf club to teach him golf. They had a wonderful time and the prince was very pleased. So the prince asked, “what can i do for you in return for your kindness in accepting my invitation to teaching me how to play golf?” At first he politely rejected because it was his honor and there’s no need to repay his kindness. But the prince insisted. So in the end he said, “well if you insist maybe i just want a golf club, just one will do”. The prince said, “very well you will get a golf club as a gift from me”. So the golf player waited and wondered how would his golf club looked like? Maybe it will be encrusted with diamonds or maybe it would be made of gold? 3 months have passed but he hasn’t heard from the prince. Finally he received a letter from the prince.

He opened the letter, it says i would like to thank you so much for teaching me how to play golf this is my gift to you as promised, a brand new golf club completely owned by you, where you can play golf anytime it has the latest facilities.The golf player was shocked, he asked for a golf club but the prince gave him an entire place with all the facilities where he can play golf anytime. His own golf club under his name! That my friend is how our heavenly father is like. He always over exceeds our request. Your dreams are too small for God. No dream is too big for God. He always give us much much better and bigger than what we could imagine or think. God loves to surprise us. Just like how fathers surprise their children on their birthday. He loves it when we open our present and our face brims with gladness and joy because what we got is better than what we expected.

First, you need to ask God. Stop complaining about what you don’t have and what you are jealous of when you have a big God with an inexhaustible supply, simply ASK! Second, dream big(God will still exceed that no matter how big you think your dream is). Third, believe it has already been done, that it has already been accomplished. See the end result, God’s way is you believe it first then you will see it. Jesus paid the price at the cross for all the blessings and favor for our lives, a divine exchange took place about 2000 years ago, because of His great love for you He gave you His only Son, heaven’s best for you. It wasn’t an angel who died for us, it was the son of God. He took all He didn’t deserve upon Himself, all the punishment for our sins that offended a holy God, all the judgement that was meant for us fell upon Jesus. We receive freely by faith what we didn’t deserve, all of God’s goodness, blessings, provision, favor. In case you don’t understand why would God be so good to give you something so precious when you did nothing to deserve it, it’s His love and grace towards you my friend, He went to the cross for you and suffered a gruesome death for you, all because of His great love for you. Lastly, thank him for all the things in life that you already have, no matter how small they may be. Have a gratitude attitude. Whatever it is just thank him, trust that He is always a good God and has been good to you. No matter what you are facing always thank Him. When you are going through a trial for your mistakes, thank him. Always justify God and blame ourselves. He loves you even when you fail. He will never give up on you and His everlasting love for you is unconditional. I want to take this opportunity for readers that have felt the love of God and experienced for the first time the presence of God while you are reading this. I have a special word from the Lord for you, whoever you are you feel like you are about to give up hope because you failed in life. God wants to restore to you all that you have lost. He wants to embrace you and kiss you, He doesn’t remember whatever you have done wrong in the past, He wants to give you sonship and adopt you to be the child of the most high. I would like to invite you to say this short prayer with me.

Dear heavenly father, i thank you Lord for sending your one and only son Jesus to die on the cross for my sins, I believe He rose again on the third day, Jesus is my Lord and savior. I am now your child, highly favored, greatly blessed and deeply loved by you. In Jesus name, amen.

If you prayed this prayer you are now a child of God and Jesus is now your Lord and your savior and God is your heavenly father. I recommend as a new christian you start with some resources that will help you in your walk with God. A few good preachers and pastors are Joseph prince from new creation church in Singapore and Joel osteen from lakewood church Texas, America. They preach messages that unveils Jesus’ perfection and beauty. Most of all they preach the finished work and grace filled messages that points to Jesus. You can do a google search on these two names they come as highly recommended as i have been personally impacted by their ministry and they have been a tremendous help to me and my walk with God. You can purchase their resources from their website or you can go to youtube to view the resources for free.

Now unto him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. Ephesians 3:20

Don’t try, just do it

This post is on a piece of advice i received from a stranger that i will never forget. His words were, “don’t try, just do it”.

No it’s not the motto for Nike. More precisely it’s ‘don’t try, just do it.’ I got this fantastic word of advice from a stranger i met at a camera service center. I innocently interrupted the conversation between him and the technical staff by asking the technical staff basic questions on the usage of a DSLR which i just bought. He was just standing beside him listening to the whole conversation.

He cut in the conversation and volunterily offered a free comprehensive introductory lesson on the fundamentals behind photography using a DSLR camera, FREE OF CHARGE. I called it ‘qarah’ that’s the hebrew word for happen or to encounter. I am blessed indeed, he is a reputable blogger and photographer. He was kind, gracious and very helpful, he didn’t brush off my basic questions. Later, he gave me his name card and took a walk with me.

His name is Wilson Wong his website is http://www.wilzworkz.com

There’s a famous quote by Yoda from ‘Starwars’, ‘do or do not, there is no try’. although he is fictional, you can’t help but to be inspired by the philosophical wisdom that is behind the meaning of this quote. He told me that his piece of advice for me was originally by Yoda. Infact, we should thank the ingenious creator behind Yoda, George Lucas.

Many times in life, when we ‘try to do things’, instead of achieving the results we want we end up getting a negative outcome. We ‘try to kick this bad habit’, ‘try to not be late for work’ or ‘try to make more money’. When we try to do things, i think it means that we don’t want the desired goal bad enough. If you can’t do it with a clear-cut resolve, then i suggest you don’t try it in the first place.

If you want something done, there is no maybe or perhaps, just go for it. It is important you examine what is the posture or attitude you are of when you are getting something done. When you are trying, what it means is it doesn’t matter if you fail, you can just give up and move on. But truly doing it means, there are no other options, you set certain goals, each with whatever steps necessary to achieve them no matter what and even if you fail, you simply refuse to give up because giving up is not an option.

When you are doing something and not trying, you enjoy the process of getting it done, it’s not a chore to you, instead of struggling, you feel comfortable in your own skin, feeling as if you were born to do this. There might be a storm in life you are going through but in your heart there’s a calm, because you believe it is only temporal but your determination is long lasting. You have the resilience and peserverance in you required to do it again and again untill you succeed.

If Thomas Edison tried to invent a light bulb, the world would still be using candles to see at night now. Thank God for Thomas Edison. No one else knew how at that time, he was the only one destined to invent the first light bulb. He succeeded because of his strong determination and unshakable resolve in making the light bulb work even if it means taking 1,000 steps.

If you are trying you are going to give up. But if you are doing, you will never give up until one day you finally make it. Some people are overweight, they chose it, they didn’t want it but year after year their weight isn’t dropping, because they try to lose weight. Whereas those who just lose weight, they see themselves fit even before they start losing weight, they are smiling on their way to the gym, because they are doing and they are not trying. It might be a tough and arduous journey for those who want to lose weight, the easy way is never the best way.

Are there certain areas in your life you might be trying, i encourage you to do a simple exercise. List a number of things in your life that you are trying to do which might be stopping you from fulfilling your dream. Now you are going to turn them from a ‘trying to do’ to a ‘do’. For eg, ‘i am trying to save money’ to ‘i am saving money’. Next you are going to write down the necessary steps you need to take in order to achieve that goal and stick to them no matter what. Remember failing might be an option but giving up is not. It’s time to burn the bridge.

Just doing alone is still not exactly scripturally the most accurate way of effortless success. Spiritually speaking from a stand point of a christian, i believe you are trying when you are striving or using your self effort. Self-effort has it’s limits it can only bring you as far to the point where you are struggling for that breakthrough that you desire.

However, the opposite of self effort is coming under the effect of grace. Self effort is demand-orientated whereas grace is supply-orientated. Doing things under grace is a whole new level, you put God’s supply in the equation of your limited abilities and finite resources, you bring your emptiness to the inexhaustible supply of God’s fullness.

Whatever you put in His hands multiply effortlessly, you might be a high school drop out, but by His grace He gives you the breakthroughs, open the doors and let you meet the right people you need to build a multi-million dollar business. Self-effort is trusting in yourself, grace is trusting in the unmerited favor of a loving savior.

What God has to give you has nothing on your part to deserve it, just pure unearned, unmerited favor. You touch the supernatural and miraculous realm when you are under grace. You might say, ‘But i don’t deserve it.’ Precisely, grace wouldn’t be called grace if it was deserved. That is the nature of God, He is a big God, a gracious and compassionate God. Jesus paid the price at the cross to bring grace to a suffering world.

“I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention which requires 1,000 steps.”

Thomas Edison

For i can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.

Philipians 4:13 NLT

This post is in response to last week’s discover challenge.

A Piece of Advice