Dream Big.

In Hawaii, I saw something amazing.

The people in YWAM dream big.

Like, real big.
They dream so big, they don’t compete.
They dream so big, that no one else shares their exact dream.
They want to see souls saved.
They want to take whole nations.
If they meet someone with a similar dream or a heart for the same nation, they partner;
They don’t compare themselves to each other.
Because they recognize that they have different giftings that can work together to reach their goal.

If you dream small,
(Like the ultimate goal in your life is to have the microphone on a Sunday morning,)
You’re going to criticize everyone who gets that microphone instead of you.

If you dream bigger,
If you want to see souls saved through your words, you’re going to support whoever has the microphone and is teaching sound theology and learn from them.
And then you’re going to take what you learn, and share it with everyone you meet.
And you’re going to constantly look for ways to partner with Jesus to achieve your dreams.

If you’re called to worship ministry,
Go big!
Take your guitar to a park on Saturday!
Just play it!
If people come up to you, tell them about Church on Sunday!

Sing at an open mic night at a dive bar at one in the morning on a weekday!
I bet those people could use some Jesus,
And I bet someone encounters the Lord..

It’d be easy for me to find someone who works a similar job,
Making more money,
In a bigger office,
In a bigger city,
With more name recognition,
Who gets to travel more than I do.

If my biggest dream was to have that job,
I would criticize everything that person puts out.
Every print ad,
Every social media post,
Every marketing campaign.

But I’m dreaming bigger.
I want to see a shift in the entire process of Marketing in America.
Because if there’s a shift in America, the whole world will be influenced.
I want to see honesty in Marketing.
I want to see wholesome campaings.
I want to see a day where sex doesn’t sell products in America!
(Amazingly, I currently work for a company whose executives share my vision.)

So now when I see print ads or social posts or marketing campaigns that aren’t sleezy or misleading,
I get to rejoice!
And partner with the person or company who created that ad!
I get to support that company and share it with people!
I get to find inspiration from what they’ve created!
Because it can be very challenging to come up fresh, exciting, classy ideas for marketing.

In short,
Dream bigger.
Dream so big that it scares you.
Dream so big that people don’t understand it.
Dream so big that they tell you it’s impossible.
Dream so big that there is absolutely no way you can make it happen on your own.
Dream so big that after 50 years of continuously chasing your dream,
When people say, ‘Look at all this fruit! So much has been accomplished because of your dream!’
You can say, ‘I’m not done. My dream is still bigger.’

And just keep going.

(There is more to your life than striving for public recognition in the local Church.)

– Dani
😉 🙂 😀