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Dream Big and Believe God for What’s Best

Posted in Encouragement, Goal-setting, Lessons I've Learned (so far) Series, and Overcoming difficulties

As I attended a mentoring luncheon, one apparently talented, but tearful high school senior approached the microphone. She asked the mentoring panel, “Tell us what to do – those of us who want to pursue the arts. All our parents talk about is how they want us to be doctors, lawyers, or engineers.”

The crack in her voice echoed the break in this young girl’s heart. As a parent, I related to her parents’ concerns. But as a dreamer, I related to her frustration of facing obstacles.

Every real dream has them. It refines the vision and the character of the vision carrier.

But as the Purpose Giver, God has the final say. Even when we fail or face circumstances beyond our control, if we seek to obey Him, His purpose will be fulfilled. It’s an expression of His love for us and for others.

How big are your dreams? Are they in the realm of awesome or barely stretching your imagination?

If I could talk to the tearful senior, I’d tell her to dream big and believe God for what’s best. When I surrender the smallest goal to the biggest dream to His will, the best is yet to come.

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. –  Romans 8:28 NLT

This post is part of my "Lessons I've Learned About Life (so far)" series for the #write31days challenge. To find out more start here.


  1. Absolutely true!

    October 6, 2017
    • Joy

      Thanks Kristin!

      October 7, 2017

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