I have high expectations. Sometimes it gets me into trouble. At times I can be unreasonably hard on myself or my kids, and while I’m aware of its dangers, I fear the dangers of low expectations even more.

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I would much rather aim for something really big then get to the end of my life and find out I missed out on something great just because I didn’t dream big enough. More than anything, I don’t want to miss out on God’s best for me just because I was unwilling to try or because trying seemed too hard.

I don’t just want the good out of life. I want the great.

Life is hard.
Life isn’t fair.

People hurt us. People treat us like we’re unimportant, and we walk away feeling deflated.(Happened to me yesterday.)
Unfortunate circumstance happen to all of us at one time or another. (Remember that the next time your car doesn’t start or an appliance stops working.) But does that mean we just give up and stick with what’s easy?

I expect much of myself, but I also expect much out of life.

I want to live an adventure over a life of security and stability.
I want to live full of meaning and purpose more than ease and comfort.
I want to live deeply and enjoy rich relationships over shallow and guarded.

John 10:10 says, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
Jesus died for us so we can LIVE in Him.

How are you living? How are you dreaming?
I want to challenge you to live fuller and dream bigger today.

 

 

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  • Timely message for me. Thank you.

    In light of NaNoWriMo, I feel as if God is calling on me to STRETCH and THINK BIG. And not just think it, but to actively pursue it. Next month will test me greatly but I’m inspired. Thanks again.