Dream Small by Josh Wilson

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There’s something special about taking small steps towards your goals or doing small, but important, things that change lives. This song reminds us of this truth in a beautiful way, using examples from everyday life.

Whenever I think of a new project or idea, before I even start it, I imagine how big it may become and how many lives it may impact. None of my projects has become famous but some of them have certainly impacted some individuals. However, in aiming for the big stuff, I might have lost sight of the things happening along the way and forgotten to appreciate the small wins.

We want a lot of money, big changes in a short time, jobs which make a huge impact and a business that will grow to be famous. Focusing on the ‘big’ stuff makes us forget about the little miracles happening in and around us all the time. We have a big God but He works through small things.

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“Dream Small” by Josh Wilson reminds all of us that more often it is the little things, gestures and actions that make a huge difference. Even if others don’t see them, we can be assured that God does and He celebrates them with us.

Listen to the song and find out how the singer captured the power of small with everyday examples. You may see yourself or someone you know in one of them.

My favourite line(s):

These simple moments change the world (…)

Don’t bother like you’ve gotta do it all

Just let Jesus use you where you are

One day at a time

Live well

Find little ways where only you can help With His great love

A tiny rock can make a giant fall

Bible verses it reminds me of:

Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.

Zechariah 4:10 (NLT)

Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.

Luke 16:10 (NLT)

What does it inspire me to do?

When I look back at my life, I see some bigger dreams fulfilled but what really has paved my way are the little dreams coming true – learning to be more patient, learning to listen, learning not to put myself first. Yet, they often get overlooked by me. But not by God.

It’s not that the big dreams are wrong or unattainable but there’s something special in appreciating the little ones.

If we don’t see and appreciate them, we may miss an opportunity to grow or fulfil God’s will. Living for big dreams only, may cause us also to depreciate those who work hard day by day on small things, like the “pastor in the tiny little church, 40 years…” or a “mama singing songs about the Lord”.

In my own life, this song makes to pause and think. Do I focus on the big goals and miss what’s under my nose? This song makes me have more grace for myself and be more forgiving about the things I have or haven’t done. It makes to appreciate laid back holidays with my daughter, playing Lego in our PJs and doing other silly things instead of chasing some unattainable ideals that don’t even satisfy me.

Think of these little dreams fulfilled in your life – a positive change in character, a breaking of a long standing habit, a restored friendship… and thank God for them today.

Share your small dreams the comments below. We would love to celebrate with you.

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