If you have the courage to dream big, you must have the tenacity to dream long. Most big dreams don’t happen over night. A tree does not produce edible fruit the same month it is planted in the ground. It takes many seasons, and the tree must be pruned many times for the tree to produce it’s best fruit possible. You must be willing to go through the process if you want your dream to become reality. You need the courage and tenacity to wait, you have to be a waiter.
A waiter in your favorite restaurant serves. The waiter’s whole function is to serve you to the best of their ability while you are in their restaurant. Serving is one of the ways we can live a Kingdom first life, and I am convinced that serving God and His people on your journey is the path to realizing your big dream, or promise. So what does this mean? It means that when it feels like you are making good progress you serve, and when it feels like you are stuck and nothing is going as planned you continue to serve. Serve with intentions to honor your Father, and His people.
Now let’s get real, nobody likes to wait. It can be frustrating, and tiresome; however, you will always gain way more than you lose if you just stay the course. Even if you don’t know exactly what your next step is, you can continue to serve as you let Holy Spirit guide you. If you’re like me you have a deep desire to do all that God has called you to do, and you want to get where He wants you to go, and to that I say be encouraged because He CREATED you to do those things, and He wants you to reach your destination more than you do.
So have the courage to dream big, and have the tenacity to dream long. You have a good Father, and he has great things in store for you!
Live your life Kingdom first!