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Dreamers, Attack Your Dreams in Silence!

When we talk too much about our dreams during their germination season, we run the risk of having a miscarriage.

Have you ever told someone about a business idea you had, a project you couldn’t wait to start, or any dream that was poking holes in your mind? You began with enthusiasm, hoping they would be happy for you, encourage you, maybe you were even seeking validation from them; a green light to pursue your dream, if you will. Then what happened? It turns out maybe they weren’t so happy for you. Perhaps you were met with sarcasm, or you unwittingly entered a competition with them and they began to one-up you with their own ideas. 

Listen, your dreams are your dreams, and believe it or not, each dream you have is a baby waiting to be born into this world. I believe something happens when we tell others our ideas and dreams. We may reveal too much to the point where we have early miscarriages. Sometimes, the other person wants to jump on board, offer to become your business partner; they suggest you do it together; they hijack your moment, or they throw a sarcastic comment, which can begin to discourage you. These things can chip away at your dream. 

When we go into the Bible, we see Joseph, also known as, “this dreamer” by his brothers. He was favored by his father who made him a beautiful coat of many colors. Seventeen-year old Joseph dreamed dreams where even his own father, Jacob, felt he had to rebuke him for it. When Joseph told his brothers, he gave them another reason to hate him. What happened a few verses down in chapter 37 of Genesis is worth taking note of each time a new dream is born in you:

Genesis 37:18-20 reads:

“And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him. And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh. Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.”

Did you notice something? They mocked Joseph for dreaming, for they alone had concluded that Joseph would reign and have dominion over them as Genesis 37:8 says,

“And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.”

I encourage you to dream so big that it surpasses the skies’ limits. I encourage you to entertain the craziest most fantastic most wildest dreams; to lighten up on a magic carpet and see the world of your dreams. Don’t just make it one or two. Dream grand. Notice how Jacob made the coat of many colors for Joseph even before Joseph spoke of his dreams. Joseph is what I like to call, an iridescent being, a leader. I encourage you to dive into Genesis 37-41 and re-live Joseph’s life as he was sold into the destiny that would save the lives of thousands by the hand of God. 

When it comes to dreams, write them down, but be careful who you share them with. Not every one will rejoice when you announce the plan to start a business, write a novel, open a clothing shop, or go back to school. Understand that often, people don’t mean harm; it tends to come down to their mindset. So, if you are in elevation mode and soaring high with your dreams, remember that some people are still stuck in the valley. You can’t expect them to understand. You don’t need external validation to go after your dreams, either. Remind yourself every day that you are great and that you are already a success, without the needed euphoria of others. Attack your dreams the way a lion attacks its prey; hit your milestones in silence, and protect your visions. They are your babies, so nurture them and shield them until it’s birthing season. Fall in love with the germination process. Your babies need time and silence to grow fruitfully. 

Happy dreaming!

 

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