I heard a song for the first time not too long ago and it caught my attention. It is called Dream Small by Josh Wilson. Josh Wilson was the first christian artist I ever heard and he changed my life. Well, God changed my life but used christian music to guide me to Him. Worship music is how I pray, thank God, praise Him with all my heart and learn about God as well. Anyways, I heard this song and the lyrics caught my attention:
“It’s visiting the widow down the street
Or dancing on a Friday with your friend with special needs
These simple moments change the world
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with bigger dreams
Just don’t miss the minutes on your way, your bigger things, no
‘Cause these simple moments change the world
So dream small
Don’t bother like you’ve gotta do it all
Just let Jesus use you where you are
One day at a time”
When I first heard it, I thought that big dreams were good to have and made me look at the radio and saying, “what! Dream small!?” But then I listened to the song all the way through and it really resonated within me. Simple moments of kindness and just “living” and loving is what life is all about. I also am the type of person that has big dreams and big passions in my heart and I know a lot of people do, and sometimes I struggle with not having all those passions and dreams come true yet or if they ever will. I struggle with my purpose and what God wants me to do here.
Today I was thinking how many paths I have been down and how a lot of them have not worked out. I know it is for a reason though and God IS guiding me every step, even when I do not feel it. I have put so much emphasis on career, only because society tells me to, and I honestly can say I am not as career driven as people around me are, but it does not mean I don’t have purpose or worth lined up in my future. I also feel people can get so wrapped up in getting big college degrees and “important, prestigious careers” and miss the whole point of life. I had a realization today that I believe in and have peace in now. Maybe a “big” career is not in my future or maybe it is, but I have always felt that one, important purpose I hold in this life is loving others purely and wholly. I want to extend love and kindness to my loved ones and strangers and make them feel a way they have not before. I did not intend to make this post about myself, but overall lately, I have put so much of my worth wrapped up in a career or “title” that I do not even have yet. I know a lot of people can relate to this and that is why I felt compelled to share these thoughts and realizations today.
Life is more than careers and titles and going to college. I feel it is amazing to dream big, but it is also the small things that are the mighty and beautiful things we experience in life. The most important things in my life is my family and simply, love. I am so grateful for my family and I feel sometimes we complicate life too much. We think we need certain things to be truly happy and it really is just simple. The people in your life is what really matters. If loving others is my purpose, I am good with it. If you struggle with your purpose like me, let Jesus use you where you are because He will.
So, dream small, because I am putting more emphasis on the small acts of love and kindness, because I have found lately, that dreaming “small” makes me happier and makes me feel like I am fulfilling my true purpose in life. I still have big dreams and passions but the point of having faith is trusting God with what He has in store for your future and His purpose for you. His plans and ways are better anyways, so why don’t we let go of that uncertainty and fear of not having a purpose together. I am still learning to trust fully and relying on God for everything. I am far from perfect in my faith and relationship with God but I feel trusting Him and going to Him for everything is the first step in fellowship with Him.
And love with everything you have. I truly feel God would say that is the true measure of our lives is how deeply we love.
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” – 1 Peter 4:8 ❤
Love and light,