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May 4, 2012

2 Great Things About Allowing Yourself to Dream More

An amazing thing happened to me yesterday that made me think of you. After being up all night – trying to climb from under a towering pile of work (Criminal Law), I got amazing idea about my future. It was just a possibility – yet instantly, my droopy eyes found vigorous new life as I sat in wonder like a child at Christmas.

Isn't it amazing how we can get caught up in ideas of the future or possibilities or things we want to bring to life in the world. The ability to dream is a great gift – enjoy it. | Photo by Pink Sherbet Photography

When last did that happen to you? When last were you so captured by an amazing idea that you lost track of time? A thought of a marvellous possibility that got you so excited about your life, your future and God’s design for you?

Why You Should Dream More

Dreams often get a bad reputation, thanks to the fact that many people never go beyond dreams. I think there is some valuing in the act of dreaming itself though – regardless of what happens.

1. Dreams remind us that there is more.

There are more options, more possibilities, more wonders, more, more, more. When you are buried under your work, you can tend to think that that is life. Dreams – of whatever great thing you dream of – should remind you and encourage that there is more. Often time, that assurance is all we need to focus on what’s before us.

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. T. E. Lawrence

2. Dreams show what we believe.

How so? Well, if you always dream small, safe and comfortable dreams isn’t it a sign that you believe in and value small, safe, and comfortable things?

I faced this yesterday as I was dreaming about my big plans yesterday. I had to decide for myself what I believe when I say “all things are possible with God.”

Just A Warning About Dreams

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” –  Epicurus

About that big dream I had – as much as I hated to admit it to myself, I knew it was not feasible for the time. I have major exams in two weeks. Instead of chasing the wind, I decided to be a good, grateful steward of my time and opportunity.

It’s good to remember that trying to gain everything may well leave you with nothing.

What are you dreaming about today?

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