“Your life can be part of the biggest story ever told. Your short time on this planet can contribute to the unfolding epic of redemption and restoration. All you have to do is take up the role he made you for, and stop trying to be the author of your own story.”Dream Small by Seth Lewis.
The world tends to have a habit of telling us what we need to do to be happy, what we need and should be achieving, what our big dreams for our life should look like, that we will only make it in life if we are successful, famous, have much wealth, and if we aim for the top. Through the world’s perspective, it feels that if we don’t achieve any of these things, we won’t be happy, we won’t find satisfaction, and we won’t find our purpose in life. But in reality, it’s none of these things. There is only one way that we can find true happiness, everlasting joy and lifelong satisfaction, and that’s through God.
I’ve fallen into the comparison trap myself many times over the years. It can easily be done! But then I realised that the things I thought would bring me lasting happiness and satisfaction in life didn’t!
Dream Small by Seth Lewis, is a Biblical, uplifting, refreshing and restorative book, which helps the reader to learn, celebrate and discern the things that may seem small to others, but in fact bring the greatest reward, a powerful impact and which last an eternity.
“Seth Lewis celebrates the dreams God has for us: serving others, investing in individuals, and living faithfully. These things seem small, but their impact will be bigger and their rewards will be better than anything we could dream for ourselves. It’s time to enjoy learning to dream small.”Dream Small by Seth Lewis.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to not have to strive for what everyone else is doing, or to feel we have to have what they have, or do what they think we should be doing to bring meaning, purpose and acceptance into our lives? When we realise that when we accept God’s will for our lives, the dreams that He has for us, as Seth says, “self-worth is found in knowing our creator, and contentment is found in discovering His purpose for our lives – even when it seems small and unimpressive in the world’s eyes.” This brings true happiness, everlasting joy and lifelong satisfaction.
If you feel that your life is quite small, are unsure of what your purpose in life is, or you’re struggling with discontentedness, I highly recommend grabbing yourself a copy of this book. Even from a lifelong Christian perspective, this book is very eye-opening. It’s been a truly refreshing read that has opened my eyes further to how, even just the smallest (in the eyes of the world) of dreams that God has for us, can have the biggest impact (a ripple effect shall we say), not just in our own lives, but in other people’s lives, and to grow God’s kingdom here on earth. Along with the author’s own experiences, this is a book that I can really relate to.
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No matter what it is that you do, this book is for everyone. Whether you’re a lifelong Christian, new in your journey of faith, or you’re looking to explore more about what it means to be a Christian, this book will help to inspire and encourage you to know and understand what is really valuable in life, how you were made for a purpose just by being you, by a loving God, and that you were wonderfully made, and made for such a time as this.
Dream Small explains and explores exactly what it says on the cover, “the secret power of the ordinary Christian life.” It’s an easy-to-read and follow book which has been divided into nine chapters. It may only be 116 pages long, but the author has very cleverly and brilliantly compiled all the above into one small but mighty book, that will leave you going ‘aah’ in amazement, and smiling and nodding your head throughout. If you’re like me, you’ll be highlighting almost everything!
Looking at the design on the front cover, I like to imagine that the small box in the centre is the box that the world tries to put us in. The larger boxes on the outside represent the bigger picture that God has for us, the important role that we play in His creation. It’s only when we step out of the box the world tried to put us in, a box filled with comparison, short-lived happiness and discontentment, we know that our true worth is found in God, and only God, that His will for our life creates the biggest impact and lifelong peace, happiness and satisfaction that lasts for eternity.
I’m not sure the real reason behind the design, but this came to mind when looking at it. I would love to know what the front cover makes you think of?
I’ll leave you with these words from Dream Small:
“Right now, today, you can dream small in your work, focusing your effort on honouring God and benefiting the people he made in his image. You can dream small at home, in the slow and steady repetition of provision and service and love. You can dream small by investing in your local church, leveraging your gifts to serve Christ’s body on Earth. You can dream small by spending time in God’s word and prayer, alone and with other believers, soaking God’s love and truth into your soul and receiving the strength you need to live the life he made for you.”Dream Small by Seth Lewis.
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