If Your Dream Seems Impossible, Read This.

If Your Dream Seems Impossible, Read This.

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Eight years ago I went to a mega-conference with over 15,000 people. While I was there I had an idea.

What if I could get the same speaker that is in front of 15,000 in an arena to go speak to a group of 15 in a different setting? I felt like God told me, “Use the skill set I gave you and I’ll make it happen.” That weird skill set I have is leading people on outdoor adventures.

So, I started contacting authors and speakers. I got lots of pleasantly-written rejection notices. It seemed nobody was interested in my idea. I got discouraged.

So I waited.

Then, I read a book by a guy named Mark Batterson. I’d never heard of him before that book. The day after I finished the book I woke up at 4:00am and felt an urge to contact him about my idea. I was pretty confident this was God speaking to me.

So I got up and wrote him a short letter and invited him to take part. Then, I guessed at his email address.

I went back to bed, pretty confident nothing would come of it.

But I was wrong.

When I woke up a few hours later Mark had written me back and said he loved the idea.

A few weeks later I flew to Washington D.C. and sat down with him for a few minutes. When the meeting was done he believed in the idea so much he gave me money to start what is now Summit Leaders.

Last month my buddy Mark and I jumped into rafts and paddled down the Grand Canyon with twenty guys for an entire week. It was my third trip with him. Every trip with him reminds me of God’s faithfulness. God made what seemed impossible – possible.

I’ve taken teams to Machu Picchu, Mt, Kilimanjaro, the Scottish Highlands, Maine, Yosemite, Pike’s Peak, sailing through the San Juan Islands, and lots of other adventures. Doing all that traveling would be one thing, but doing it with a purpose is another.

My goal has always been to inspire vision and expand the perspective of leaders of today and tomorrow through these trips. I love hearing stories of this happening. Recently, a pastor told me that he took his first Summit Leaders trip at one of the lowest points in his life. He was about to throw in the towel and call it quits. But on his trip God completely renewed and inspired him.

So here’s the take home. If you’ve got an idea that seems impossible, don’t give up. God can turn everything around in one moment and launch you forward. The dream God gave you is there for a reason. He wants you to use it to help others and bring him glory. So keep pressing on – we need the dream he gave you!

For we are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works which the father himself prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Eph. 2:10