Dream Big.

I have a dream. It’s a BIG DREAM. A really, really BIG one.

The Lord planted this dream on the inside of me many years ago. Through the years it has grown and grown. In fact, it has become so rooted in me, that no matter what nay-sayers think, my dream can’t be stolen.

It may be whimsical to some. But to me, it is a reality that simply hasn’t happened yet.

Some people will think I am crazy. Others will say it’s too big. But I learned a long time ago to put what God says above what people say. So I am going to share it any way – holding nothing back.

My hope is that as I share my dream with you, it will inspire you to dream big too. And that you, too, will give voice to the dream that the Lord has placed on the inside of you.

After all, the Word says in Habakkuk 2:2, “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.”

You ready? Here it is.

One day, I am going to speak to thousands of people at a time – on a consistent basis – about the love of Jesus Christ. Many are going to come to know Him, through my example. I am going to teach Christians how to live the life Christ died to give them… in churches, arenas, and tents all across the world.

I am going to be the best-selling author of, not just one book, but many books. I am going to write books on how to bring God’s promises to pass in your life and how to have a fulfilling marriage.  I am going to write books about choosing the right spouse and how to raise Godly children. I am going to write books on how to overcome an eating disorder, how to live a balanced life and how to not be ruled by your emotions…

A friend and I are going to start a Dream Center in Orlando, Florida with the royalties from the books I write. Broken people of all ages (abused children, women who are victims of sex trafficking, drug addicts, etc.) will be ministered to on a daily basis and shown the love of Christ. This Dream Center will be a place where physical, emotional and spiritual needs are met on an ongoing basis.

One day, I am going to be a guest on Focus on the Family and the Today Show. I am going to be the “Meet Amy Brandes” on Enjoying Everyday Life with Joyce Meyer.  Not because I want to be famous or have my name known, but because I want to bring the name of Jesus Christ glory in every area of my life. Because I want people everywhere to know the Glory of the Most High. 

Fifty years from now, my marriage will be as good as it is today. My children and grandchildren will grow up to be all that God has called them to be. And I will enjoy every moment of this one life on Earth the Lord has given me…

I realize that by putting this out here like this, some may judge my motives. Let me assure you, I have spent years refining them. I am not telling you these things for me.

I am telling them for you…

To release you, to dream. And not just to dream small dreams… But to dream Big, Audacious Dreams. To pray Big, Audacious Prayers… And to trust in a BIG, Audacious God.

Because God calls His children to dream. He is the ultimate DREAM GIVER.

So, friends, I charge you…Be bold. Give your dream a voice. If not here, then somewhere.

Oh… and if you are willing to dream BIG and let the rest of us in on it, please, share your dreams below. I can’t wait to hear them.

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4 thoughts on “Dream Big.

  1. Stephanie Booth

    AMEN! I saw glimpses of this dream last night as you spoke! I told my husband the next morning that one day I am going to have the privilege of knowing that I sat under one of your first bible studies! Not because your so great (even though I think you are!), but because God has done such a great work through you! Sooooo excited to see what God has in store for you. I think its even bigger than you can imagine right now…… 🙂

     
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  2. admin

    Stephanie,

    Thank you so much for asking me to speak at your church last week. I thoroughly enjoyed it! You have really helped me to recognize that not only is now a launching time for my writing, but for speaking also (which is what I truly feel called to do, even more so than writing). So grateful that you and your church took time to invest in me. I pray that you would receive a 100 fold return for the blessing that you have sown into my life. I am truly grateful. With much, much love… Amy

     
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  3. Karen Russo

    Dear Amy,
    I agree with Stephanie! One day we will say, “we knew you when…” We all very much enjoyed your devotional and the way that you speak down to earth and not pretentiously. It has made me more aware of speaking positively into the lives of others and in my own life and letting those seeds sprout. I too think that sometimes God wants more for us but we don’t think we can succeed. I think we are too hard on ourselves. I know that when someone gives me encouragement and says, “You can do it!” then I believe I can. I have to remember that God ALWAYS wants to prosper us. After all Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly!
    Cheerfully In Christ,
    Karen :0)

     
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    1. admin

      Hi Karen,
      Thank you so much for your encouragement! I take every ounce of praise to heart and give God the glory for it! During the early phases of every “step out” in faith, every word of encouragement means so much. I am so grateful:) I pray a 100 fold blessing over every life-giving seed you have sown in your life and mine. May God’s word manifest in your life as you continue to plant and water it.
      With much love,
      Amy

       
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