Dreams are a funny thing.
We’re not talking about the kind of dreams that come to us in our sleep. We’re talking about real dreams. Goals and desires that rest in our soul.
Many of them have been living there for as long as we can remember. Dormant. Some of them placed in us before we even came to be. Dreams are what we’ve always hoped to do, what we’ve always loved to do, what we were born to do.
We can try to stifle them, or re-prioritize them but they will—at the most inconvenient times—resurface and pound on our heart.
You may ask yourself: Is it possible to do both? Is it possible to raise your family AND revisit your dreams?
I believe the answer is YES!
We are daughters of a God who loves us and created each of us with purpose and intent; calling us first to rise to the work of motherhood. But, He has other purposes for us too. Our personal goals and desires are just as valuable as our job as a mother!
If we believe our dreams are God-given and we feel the pull on our hearts to accomplish those dreams now, then God will provide a way for us to accomplish those things and still honor our family.
Dreams can be as big as helping refugees in a foreign country or as little as learning to garden. A dream’s importance is not predicted by its size. Even accomplishing small dreams is relevant to your happiness.
I love the wisdom, determination and drive of Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics. She says, “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.”
Think for a moment the example you will set for your children when they see you identify dreams, set goals to reach them, work toward those goals and accomplish them! We should do more than just tell our children to dream big, we should show them! That is being a Mother of Magnitude.