Dreams. It’s such a cliché word nowadays. Now I’m not advocating unemployment, living with your parents until you’re thirty, and not doing anything to better yourself. But what I do advocate is believing in your dreams and GOING FOR THEM! Stop letting fear dictate your future.
I think a lot of you reading this know that you have a dream. Maybe it’s to be a politician, maybe it’s to start an orphanage, or maybe it’s to be a famous singer. I know all of our dreams sound so daunting. It seems like if we step out, we might be made fun of, people might think we’re wasting our time or theirs, and maybe sometimes we feel like we must fall into a normalcy box.
Let me tell you God has a purpose and a plan for your life. The thoughts you have, the ideas you have, and the dreams you have are from God. He wants you to use your gifts and your talents in a mighty way to bring joy to His kingdom! He wants you to step out in faith and trust Him. He will give you the next steps and tell you what to do. He’s a God who operates in peace.
I knew God asked me to write a book, but I also knew that God asked me to be a wife to Malachi. I also knew that God asked Malachi to go back to school. So how am I supposed to be an author if I need to be a wife and provide for my husband as he goes back to school? God is a God of logic. He’s not going ask you to quit your job when it’s not the right timing. He will provide you with more time and more finances to be able to do what He’s called you to do. When we didn’t know how we were going to pay for Malachi’s school, God provided and created more ways that we didn’t even know were possible to allow him to graduate debt-free. When I didn’t know where I’d find the time to work on the book, God gave me strength to work at all hours of the night. God puts dreams in our hearts but doesn’t leave us alone to complete them. He will help you achieve your dreams. After all, He is the creator of those dreams!
I would encourage you today to step out in boldness and take that next step to make your dreams come true. Find the time and energy to do all that God is asking you to do. Delete the fear of failure. The devil is a liar and doesn’t want to see you succeed. I remember being a little girl and riding in the car with my grandmother. She asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I told her I wanted to be in movies. I quickly followed it up and cut myself down by saying I knew it was a longshot and probably wouldn’t happen. She stopped me right there and said, “Someone has to do it, and it might as well be you.” I no longer want to be in movies, but I have so many other passions and dreams in my heart. I love how even though my grandma is now with Jesus, her words are constantly ringing in my ears when fear knocks at my door. Take her advice when it comes to your dreams . . . someone has to do it, and it might as well be you! Be all that God has called you to be and live your dreams!