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Come Pho­to Cred­its to Aftab Uzza­man

All of us has our own dreams, whether it could be for our­selves, for our fam­i­ly or for oth­ers. If I’m going to ask you right now what is one thing you want to be known for, what will be your answer?

Most of us will answer that we want to be great to some extent or we want to make our dreams come to real­i­ty but do we real­ly have the idea how to make our dreams come true?

Today, I’m going to share to you four steps that I’ve learned from reach­ing our dreams and aspi­ra­tions.

1.  See the Dream

And then God answered: ‘Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block let­ters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-mes­sage is a wit­ness point­ing to what’s com­ing It aches for the coming—it can hard­ly wait! And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in com­ing, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time”.

– Hab­bakuk 2:2–3 (The Mes­sage Bible)

Many peo­ple does­n’t know how to dream, well we can­not blame them as it was their choice. The first step to make our dreams come true is to visu­al­ize it. When I say visu­al­ize it, you just don’t see it but feel it as you already have it. Ever won­der why we claim every prayer before we receive it? It is because it is an act of faith, believ­ing for some­thing to hap­pen and bring­ing it to real­i­ty.

That’s one of the rea­son why fear­ful peo­ple can­not dream. They were afraid  because they focus too much on what the cost of the dream would be.  They don’t like tak­ing risks — they told to them­selves that they are lack­ing but the prob­lem is not the sup­ply, for God is the source, the prob­lem is the receiv­ing end because they are lim­it them­selves on what God can give to them.

How do we increase our capac­i­ty to receive from our sup­ply? By increas­ing the size of our dreams. I am sure that God will be pleased if we dream big dreams.

2. Sow the Dream.

The point is this: who­ev­er sows spar­ing­ly will also reap spar­ing­ly, and who­ev­er sows boun­ti­ful­ly will also reap boun­ti­ful­ly.”

- 2 Corinthi­ans 9:6 (Eng­lish Stan­dard Ver­sion)

We can­not sow our dream as it is invis­i­ble. What we sow is the seed of the dream. What are those seeds? They are the actions that we are doing to achieve that dream. Are we doing some­thing that will help us to achieve our dreams?

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It has been said that we will reap what we sow. I remem­ber when I asked my men­tor how can I be a great writer that can inspire oth­er peo­ple, she told me “just write”. Every lit­tle step we take will take us to anoth­er lev­el. Keep sow­ing.

3. Be con­tent with what we have.

Don’t love mon­ey; be sat­is­fied with what you have. For God has said, “I will nev­er fail you. I will nev­er aban­don you.”

- Hebrews 13:5 (New Liv­ing Trans­la­tion)

I remem­ber that I have a dream to be a mil­lion­aire some­day. I am not con­tent with what I have and so I tried dif­fer­ent jobs, I attend­ed sev­er­al sem­i­nars and train­ings but on the lat­ter part, I’ve felt there’s some­thing miss­ing with­in me. God made me real­ized that I am not going any­more after my dream but I’m going after the mon­ey and so after that, I cher­ished what I already have and be con­tent with it.

Act On What We Have

Many peo­ple could not even make their minds when it comes to their dreams. Instead of act­ing on it by mak­ing lit­tle steps, they rather focus on what they are lack­ing.

I heard this a lot from oth­er peo­ple;

But I don’t have a col­lege diplo­ma”

I can’t speak Eng­lish well,”

I don’t have the right con­nec­tions.”

I don’t have time.” and etc.

God wants us  to use and uti­lize the tal­ent and gifts He gave to us. I remem­ber when David decid­ed to fight Goliath in a bat­tle, where­in King Saul offered him a full set of armor and weapons he did not own. Instead, David did­n’t look at his short­com­ings, he did­n’t even get jeal­ous because oth­er war­riors has a good set of armors and weapons, he did­n’t even ask for a grenade or a machine gun to fight Goliath. Instead he trust­ed God and use what he has — a sling and a stone. He worked with what he had and God trans­formed it into a dead­ly weapon that ulti­mate­ly left every­one in awe.

And last­ly,

4. Sur­ren­der our dream.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own under­stand­ing. In all your ways acknowl­edge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

- Proverbs 3:5–6 (Eng­lish Stan­dard Ver­sion)

Admit it or not, the hard­est part of all is to sur­ren­der the dream. Dhenn are you crazy? You told us to dream then after­wards you would sug­gest just to sur­ren­der it? I may be crazy but here’s why it is.

The act of sur­ren­der­ing our dreams to God is also an act of faith. It was like say­ing to Him “God I’m hap­py and con­tent with­out even this dream”. It means that we are able to trust Him and ready to let go of every­thing, that our dreams would not become a hin­der for us when He will give to us the bless­ing.

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Joseph Camp­bell said “We must be will­ing to let go of the life we’ve planned so as to have the life that is wait­ing for us.”

God sim­ply wants us to enjoy every­thing. Because when we are des­per­ate for some­thing, it becomes our idol. When we are des­per­ate for some­thing not just mon­ey, very lit­tle comes on our way. Every­thing we earn is a strug­gle like we’re pulling a plan­et from the uni­verse.

But when we are relaxed about every­thing —trust­ing that our source is infi­nite, that’s when the bless­ing come, and it is over­flow­ing. Have you real­ize that? That bless­ing is always com­ing when we least expect it. The right peo­ple come.  The right con­nec­tions come. The right oppor­tu­ni­ties come.  Almost effort­less­ly…

So relax! God is in con­trol of every­thing!

The ene­my is try­ing to dis­tract us from achiev­ing our goals, he will try to throw us mind-blow­ing accu­sa­tions and make us afraid of what is ahead. That’s why I don’t believe that if a dream is from God, the jour­ney will going to be smooth because from time to time there will be a test­ing for every bless­ing and God wants us to use our faith to over­come obsta­cles along the way. The big­ger the dream, the big­ger the vision the big­ger the oppo­si­tion will be.

I will leave you with this verse:

Then Jesus said to the dis­ci­ples, “Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this moun­tain, ‘May you be lift­ed up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will hap­pen. But you must real­ly believe it will hap­pen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for any­thing, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.”

- Mark 11:22 (New Liv­ing Trans­la­tion

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