2016 is the year of the REDEEMED, so dream big. Set goals. Write them down. You don’t need to be a believer for that to resonate on your heart, but that message did come from God, through my Pastors, to me. Dream big. Set goals. Then write them down.
It ’s been almost 2 months since Pastor Art and Kuna Sepulveda delivered that first message. Still, at every life group meeting and at every church sermon we continue to hear that message–Dream big. Set goals. Write them down. You would think that by now I’d be sick of hearing that message. I’m not. My Pastors are on to a big idea here–sometimes we need to hear things over and over again before we apply it, and allow it to move in our lives. I probably have taken 30 pages of notes on the subject. Only within the last week, did I write down my goals. I wasn’t being lazy or procrastinating. It took me that long. I kept regulating my dreams. I wrote down what I thought was achievable.
Pastor Art asserted, “Dreaming always involves something bigger than you.” If a dream is doable; something you can do on your own, that involves no faith, but, “dreaming is the process in an adventure of faith.” I decided to let God take over. God is a God of vision, so who better than He to inspire me with the dreams for my life? When I let Him take over, He awakened in me my desire to become a bestselling author. What did bestselling mean? I wasn’t sure. So I asked Him again. If I earned $100,000 would that make me best selling? Probably. I woke up for days with that number in my head. There it was, my God dream. Then reality kicked in. “Gosh, I’d need to sell 500,000 copies just to earn that,” I huffed. I made a conscious choice not to limit God, but I must be honest, I was struggling with that one–500,000 copies?! A few mornings later, after a 20 minute meditation session, an idea popped into my head. “ W hat if I sold my downloadable books di- rectly from my site instead of only through Amazon? I wouldn’t need to pay a middle man.” A few months ago that wouldn’t have been possible because I didn’t know how to get that done, but today, I have a designer who can exactly get that done. All of a sudden, in order to make $100,000 I only need to sell 50,000 copies instead of 500,000. And guess what? I wrote 2 books and they are ‘sort of ’ a sequel. If someone chooses to buy one of them, they’ll probably want to buy the second one too. So, the 50,000? It’s now 25,000. How’s that for God’s grace? God is good to me! Habakkuk 2:3 says, “For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”
What are your dreams? Are you dreaming big? Are you setting goals? Are you writing them down? Are you expecting answers? Do it! Who knows what God has in store for you!
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