My Life as a Dog

Friday, April 17, 2009

Today's Thought: Dream Big

I was just reading another blog and on it the guy was listing all these things that he wanted to accomplish and some of them were maybe a little "out there." He also listed a several of his dreams that he had accomplished. Both lists were pretty long. But what I really liked about the posting was that he then listed the following quote by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland from a CES fireside that was related to dreams. I liked it so much that I wanted to share it here:
"God expects you to have enough faith and determination and enough trust in Him to keep moving, keep living, keep rejoicing. In fact, He expects you not simply to face the future (that sounds pretty grim and stoic); He expects you to embrace and shape the future—to love it and rejoice in it and delight in your opportunities.

"God is anxiously waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as He always has. But He can’t if you don’t pray, and He can’t if you don’t dream. In short, He can’t if you don’t believe" (bold added).

All too often I'm a pessimist about what I or others can or cannot do. Sounds like I need to adjust my thinking and dream big!