I said, "Dream big." And my friend replied, "Dream bigger."
It didn't really mean anything, but then it did.
I lay there in my bed and thought about my dreams.
My plans, my ideas, my hopes. These are the things that make up my dreams.
But what I ultimately learnt when thinking about it all that night was that these dreams of mine, they're just not big enough.
No matter how big, how extreme, how wide, how exciting I try to dream. I just can't dream big enough.
I try. I try really, really hard, but I just can't do it, my dreams really aren't big enough.
My mind is too limited. My imagination is too confined. And, as I sit here and look out at a grey-blue expanse of sea, I am realising that in just over week, I will be flying away. Away to another corner of this grey-blue expanse, except in that corner, the grey will most probably have gone and the expanse will just be blue.
But whether it is grey-blue, blue, green or even red, that expanse of sea is the same. It may be the same, but still, it is so, so much more than I can even fathom! I cannot possibly get my head around how deep, and wide, and wild, and beautiful, and full the seas are.
If something that I can sit here and look at is so much bigger, and so much more powerful, and so much more beautiful than I can think about, then what of things I can not even see?
My dreams are big. I have big ideas, and hopes and desires, so it is easy to be disheartened. It is easy to begin to wonder if these things I dream of will ever be achieved.
But God steps in, he always does. He gives me hope where I was losing it.
He reassures me that no matter how big, or extreme, or exciting my dreams are, His plans are even greater.
If I drop everything and follow Him, even my biggest dreams will look boring, for His plans are truly magnificent, and wonderfully unimaginable.
So, as I dream big, I need to realise and remember that all in me is limited until I let God do His work.
He says, just as my friend said, "Dream bigger."
And as I wander through all this beauty of the beach and the views and the streets and the cars today, I am in awe and wonder of His mightiness, His creativity, His marvellous-ness, and truly, dreaming bigger feels like a reality.
And as I dream bigger, I still can't even touch the edge of God's plans for me.
Wow! I am excited and thrilled and so, so, so happy to be alive.
Dreaming bigger... today and always.