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I just started reading a new book with our leadership team, and it has already spoke to me so much I had to share with you!
The book we are reading is Chase the Lion by Mark Batterson – “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough”
I’m only on chapter 5 and I’ve already been convicted to much!
Watch this video to hear some of the major insights so far:
Biggest take-aways so far:
1) The size of your dreams is the clearest picture of the size of your God
Wow… right to my heart. This one quote really stuck out to me as something that I need to hold tight to. When I think “I can’t do that” – what I’m saying is “My God isn’t big enough to use me.”
I know that I can do ALL things through Christ… so why am I trying to limit Him? Why not let Him show off through me??
2) Let God get between you and your circumstances
In the bible it is FULL of imperfect people who God chose to use and be glorified through.
Moses was chosen by God to lead his people out of captivity… he was the one God chose to go speak to Pharaoh… and Moses stuttered.
Instead of God choosing the person with the most skills and best speaking ability… He chose someone who had trouble speaking so that everyone KNEW it was God working through Moses.
There are so many times I think… “I can’t because I’m not good at….” — but again why am I trying to limit God. If God wants me to do something big… He will make it happen. (But that doesn’t mean it will be easy)
3) Your greatest legacy isn’t your dream, but the dream you inspire in others
I’m not sure if this is something you hear on a daily basis “Because of you, I was able to…”
What if because you decide to chase that dream God placed inside of you… and you aren’t going to let fear stop you… that 100’s or even 1000’s of people could point back to you and say that they had the courage to chase their dreams too.
Maybe your dream is there to give hope to someone else.
I don’t want to toot my own horn, because I certainly don’t think I have arrived yet in any way or have reached my full potential… but I do know that because I’m working toward my dreams, I have had people reach out to me and tell me that they are finally getting over themselves and doing something they have been called to do.
— It is seriously the best feeling to know that on those hard days (the ones when you feel like quitting)… you have to keep going. Not just for your own dream, but for the legacy of dreams you are helping inspire in others.
What Lions are you Chasing?
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