If you’re reading this blog, it’s probably because you have big dreams and you want to see those become reality. The goal of the dream killer is to get you to settle for less than what God has for you. To stop short of the life you know you were created to live and take the more comfortable route. But let me remind you today if your dream makes you comfortable, it’s not big enough. If your dream feels impossible, scares you, and you are unqualified to achieve it within your strength, then it most likely means you are heading in the right direction.
Let’s get to it and identify those dream killers. Although I could list many more, here are 3 that we all face.
- Comfort / Security
We cannot desire both a life of comfort and courageous dreaming. They simply cannot go together. Chasing our dreams sometimes leads us to an uncertain path. It may require giving up our security at times. It may make us uncomfortable. But that’s the sweet spot. That’s where we want to be. Right in the middle of the unknown, unmoved by the lack of security, chasing the God dreams we’ve been given despite the cost we have to make to see them fulfilled. This dream killer of comfort will convince us to stay where we are and never pursue more, and it’s the first that needs to go.
- Negative Voices
Have you ever shared a wild idea only to have been looked at like you have lost your mind? Maybe you’ve been laughed at and told you needed to get your head out of the clouds and be more of a realist. You’re not the first to experience this. Joseph was hated by his own family for the dreams he had. Negative voices will kill the God dreams we have. Instead of going and telling everyone your dreams, find a small group of people you can trust where your dreams will be encouraged and you know it will be a safe place to share your heart.
If we’re honest, sometimes we are the first to kill our dreams. Our limitations and lack of tools can often push us to give up before we even start. This dream killer is hard to let go of because we face it every day. The lies that tell us we’re not good enough or don’t have what it takes.
What if we decided to finally put our foot down and kill the dream killers? Now is the time. No more excuses.
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