Need some inspiration on a Friday? Try this out.
Okay… so this is the picture of what can happen when people are willing to write down their BIG dreams AND when others are willing to lend a hand!
Here's the story…
A student came to the BIG dream gathering at the University of Northern Iowa last month and wrote down a number of BIG dreams.
She dreamed BIG and she got specific!
One of her dream sheets explained that she wanted to travel to Zimbabwe and connect with a specific ministry there.
She said, "To see the work that they're doing with the church they've created there."
Now, keep in mind… this was at a BIG dream gathering in little ol' Cedar Falls, Iowa.
So, writing down a dream about going to visit a specific ministry in Africa felt like a long shot!
But… get this… someone that saw the dream… knew the family behind that ministry! Not only that but they reached out to the family for this BIG dreamer! They explained that this student wanted to come to visit them and in her words "See how God was moving in Zimbabwe."
Well… the family responded!
Not only did they say that this dreamer would be welcome to come visit… but they let her know that an anonymous donor from their ministry was willing to cover her room and board while she was there!!!
How amazing is that?
So think about it… a UNI student had enough guts to write down a specific BIG dream… even though it seemed a little crazy and outlandish! Then… someone in the room in Cedar Falls, Iowa not only knew about the ministry but knew the family behind it and was willing to reach out to them. AND someone on the other side of the world believed in the dream enough to say they would cover this students living expenses while they came to visit?!?!
What are the chances?!? (NOTE: I'd say that prayer helped to increase the "odds" on this one. Wouldn't you?)
So… yeah… we are celebrating today! That's just cool.
At this point… I can't share names yet… because the details are
still getting worked out… but we'll keep you in the loop as this
story plays out!
What might happen?
What might happen if you were to dream a little BIGGER today? What if you got specific? What if you were willing to put it out there to a few people?
What might happen?
What might happen if you asked someone about their BIG dream today? What if you were able to help them… with a connection… an idea… or an encouraging word?
There's a good chance it would only take a few minutes of your time… but it could make all the difference!
Keep dreaming BIG,