Bestselling author Bob Goff dares to ask the questions: What would you do if opinion, reason, or probability were no objects? What do you deeply desire to do even if it scares you to the marrow of your bones? What were you meant to do even if no other person thinks you should? Bob shares stories from the Bible that show how God called certain individuals to follow him, regardless of their lack of "qualifications," and how those people changed the world when they dared to follow God's dreams for their lives.
In order to dream big, you need clarity. The way to see more clearly is to be authentic about who you are, where you are, and what you want. Jesus asked the blind man, "Do you want to get well?" (John 5:1-9), and he told the disciples to "push out a little deeper" after fishing all night and catching nothing (Luke 5:1-11).
Dreaming big requires you to suspend your practical way of seeing things long enough to look beyond logistics and limitations. If you focus only on all the reasons you're likely to fail, you will keep your passion grounded. If you want your dreams to fly, you have to look to the sky. Learn to take risks from the parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30.
Many of our limiting beliefs are self-imposed. But by looking at the reasons we think we can't pursue our dreams, we will discover new paths through places we previously assumed were impassable. Learn from Martha in Luke 10:38-42 to clear the path by getting out of your comfort zone, being willing to experience inconvenience, and finding help from others.
We all face setbacks as we pursue our dreams. Our mistakes, failures, bad decisions, and poor judgment tempt us to abandon our dreams. From the story of Jesus walking on the water (Matthew 14:22-33), learn to push through your fear of another failure, or of what other people might think, and persevere to try again.
Follow-through can be hard. After answering life's three big questions in previous sessions — Who are you? Where are you? What do you want? — now it's time to act on your answers. Explore the message of Jesus about separating the sheep from the goats (Matthew 25:31-45). Learn to land the plane of ideas and get started by taking action with real steps.