Dream big! Be bold!
These words seem to be consuming me at the moment, there isn’t a day goes by when they haven’t been at the forefront of my mind at some point, whether I am sitting in meetings in work, planning the year ahead with my GB Officers, discussions in church or chatting with friends about their hopes and dreams.
These aren’t the kind of words I would ever find myself putting into a sentence so why are they in my head all the time? For a while I ignored the words as they fleeted in and out of my head, then I started thinking, ‘there’s those words again’, someone is trying to tell me something. So like it or not, I have had to accept that God is insisting I ‘dream big’ and ‘be bold’. It sounds so simple, its only 4 words, they aren’t limiting in any way, but why do I find it so difficult?
Psalm 2:8 “Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession”
I have often been heard talking of how my favourite word is ‘challenge’, the dictionary tells us this word means ‘A task or situation that tests someone’s abilities’. I LOVE this! I believe being challenged is what makes me a better person. God has challenged me a lot over the last several years, particularly in my GB life. It’s rarely easy and is generally something I am not remotely interested in. God literally drags me along kicking and screaming, but I have learnt as God takes me out of my comfort zone He never leaves me alone, He has surrounded me with amazing people who support and encourage me, He opens up opportunities for me to grow and develop. A very lovely GB friend recently said to me “Stepping out in faith leads you to being at the centre of God’s will for you – no safer place to be!”
I have realised I am not very obedient to God’s dreams for me, but the bigger I dream and the bolder I am, the more exciting the journey becomes. I know there are no limits to what God has in store for me, or you. Put all your trust in God – dream big, be bold!
Ephesians 3:20 “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think”
Captain, 334th NI Downshire Presbyterian
Incoming GBNI Chairperson