“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” …..I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!”
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech is familiar to most of us and I would venture to guess you have heard the phrase “I have a dream” at one point in your life. However have you ever asked yourself “what is my dream?”
In my last blog, I shared an overview of the RADICAL model that I developed which supports individuals on their journey to achieving their God-sized dreams. Today I want to dive deeper into the first pivot point which is the R- Recognize your dream and divine self.
There is not a single person on this planet who was born without a dream. It may be some folks have never taken the time to ask the question or others have buried the answer deep inside because it scares them too much or feels impossible. Whatever the case may be we all have dreams.
As one person said “dreams are the seed of possibility planted in the soul of a human being, which calls him/her to pursue a unique path to the realization of his/her purpose.”
A dream essentially is an encouraging picture of the future that energizes you and that you are empowered to achieve as you live out your full potential.
However a God-sized dream adds on the additional elements that it:
- Aligns with your gifts & God’s purpose.
- Pushes you outside your comfort zone
- Requires collaboration & connection
- Leads to joy
So how do you discover your God-sized dream? A simple tool to help you is to journal. Find some quiet time and ask yourself these questions:
- If I wasn’t afraid of failing what would I do or be in life?
- Who do I feel I am called to serve?
- When my life is over, what do I want to be remembered for?
- What I am drawn to in life no matter if I am getting paid or not?
- What was I doing the last time time just flew by?
Once you have written your answers then begin to notice themes or commonalities. What do these tell you about the dream that has been placed inside of you?
A God-sized dream isn’t something you can achieve in a year or two years, rather it is a journey that you continually pursue each and every day because you passionately believe that it can make a difference in this world and in people’s lives.
Don’t postpone your joy, by postponing your dream. Today is the best day to take a leap of faith and pursue your God-sized dream. It’s waiting for you!
Dawn Kaiser is a Leapologist and Joy Refueler who specializes in energizing, encouraging and equipping individuals to step out of their comfort zone and into the faith zone to create a life they love. Dawn believes that on the other side of a leap of faith is everything we ever needed and everything we desire, including joy, abundance, peace, freedom and richness. She is on a mission to set the world on fire with joy and help others go beyond a life of “fine” to a life of “flourishing!” Find her on Facebook & Instagram: JoyRefueler / Twitter: @JoyRefueler / LinkedIn: DawnMKaiser / Website/Blog: Dawn Kaiser / Email: email@example.com