Amy Rees Anderson

Life Has More Imagination Than We Carry In Our Dreams

“Life has more imagination than we carry in our dreams.” – Christopher Columbus

I LOVE that quote! And I love that it comes from a man who truly understood how much bigger life was than his own imagination.

As the author of the book “Christopher Columbus”, Clark B. Hinckley writes, Christopher Columbus was “a man of great faith, inspired by the Holy Ghost to do one great thing, and who, against all odds, accomplishes his divine mission and changes the world.  In the end, Columbus’s achievements and his universal fame are a reflection of his personal faith. “Peter stepped out upon the water,” he wrote, “and to the extent that his faith remained firm, he walked upon it. . . . No one should be afraid to undertake any project in the name of our Savior, if it is a just cause and if he has the pure intention of his holy service.” Columbus’s faith remained sufficiently firm to enable him, like Peter, to step out upon the water.”

I believe each of us are born into this world with a divine mission to fulfill. I also believe God gave each of us the exact talents and gifts and strengths that we need in order to accomplish that mission, and that it is our job to work hard at developing those talents and gifts to the fullest. I believe as we continuously move forward, against all odds, exercising faith in God, that He will ensure we achieve our own divine mission.

Our lives are meant to be more than we can even imagine in our dreams, but we’ll never know the extent of what we are capable of until we step out upon the waters, walk forward with faith, and see!

~Amy Rees Anderson (author of the book “What Awesome Looks Like: How To Excel in Business & Life” )

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