Friday, March 06, 2009

Shoot for the Moon

So I'm sure you've all heard the quote that says something like, "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

I used to think this was a pretty great idea. I may or may not have written it across a couple of notebooks back in the day just to serve as inspiration.

And then I realized...the stars are great and all. But God has huge moon-sized dreams for me. Why would I want to stop short when He's brought me so far?

God likes to do BIG moon-sized things. Like
use a kid to end slavery
. And bring justice to those who've been treated unfairly. And end poverty by helping kids. And cure diseases like AIDS and cancer. And rescue young girls from lives in the sex trade. And bring peace to war-torn countries.

And He likes to use His people to get stuff done. So dream big moon-dreams. And when you end up with a handful of stars, keep going because you're not there yet. Even when it gets hard and it hurts. Even when you fail a couple (or a couple hundred) times. Even when you really question why in the world God gave you your particular moon-dream because it may as well be impossible. Even when people say that you should maybe think about finding a new dream that isn't quite so hard to reach.

Keep going.

What are some of your moon-dreams? Email me at and tell me, or leave a comment!


Cara said...

I LOVE your background. So cute!

Lizana Trestant said...

That's so cool. I think that "shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land on the stars' is kinda cool too, but I can see also that it's not exactly correct. Why would you want to get burned up by a star, instead of landing on a planet? you've never been to? LOL. Thank you for sharing that with us!
-Lizana T.

Anonymous said...

I don't think that quote is about wanting to "stop short" or "get burned up." It's about realizing that sometimes we all fall short but, as long as we dream big, good things will happen.