Many of us have dreams we want to pursue, goals we want to accomplish, achievements we want to attain.
But the problem with our dreams and our goals is that they are just like the New Year’s Resolutions that we make every year.
They never move from our mind and the piece of paper we wrote them on and become reality in our life.
See, you can lie in bed and think all night about what you will accomplish with your life.
About the changes you’re going to make and the steps you’re going to take to make your tomorrow better than your yesterday.
You can dream all you want about the difference you will make in the world.
But if you wake up the next morning and do nothing about that dream of yours, then that’s all it will ever be: a dream in your head.
Sometimes I like to hit the snooze button on my dreams just like I hit that snooze button in the morning for five more minutes of sleep.
I make excuses for waiting until tomorrow to pursue what God calls me to do.
“I don’t have the right people in my life yet”
“I don’t have the necessary qualification to start”
“Tomorrow I’ll begin for sure, I still have so much time”
The problem is I don’t have so much time.
“Someday” may be too late to start, because it may never come.
And my dream will just be a great idea that never comes to be.
“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.” – Sarah Ban Breathnac
I remember posting this online once and someone asking me “So Anna, which on are you?”
And I wrestled with the question for days.
Because I knew what my answer was and I didn’t want to admit it.
I was just only a dreamer.
I had ambitions, desires, ideas, and plans.
I had the greatest of intentions to make a difference in the world.
But intention was all it was.
And one day I will be held accountable to God not for what I intended to do but what I actually did.
And the truth is it was easier to keep pressing the snooze button on my dreams.
Who wants to leave the comfort of a warm bed and have to face the day ahead?
Who wants to step out of their comfort zone and actually DO something about their dream?
It is after all action that takes your dream from your mind and into reality.
It is not enough to have a dream and to be ambitious.
It is what you do every day with your time, your energy, and your opportunities that determine whether you’ll fulfill them or not.
Marin Luther King Jr. had a dream.
He had a dream of a world of liberty and equality, for justice and love.
But his dream didn’t just remain a dream, it came into reality.
Because he chose to do something about that dream in his mind.
He spoke up about it.
He fought for it.
He did whatever he could to fulfill it.
And you and I can do the same today.
Maybe your dream isn’t so extravagant or big but I know God places desires into each one of our hearts to live our life with purpose for His kingdom.
To do things that get us out of our comfort zone and stretch us.
To live life to the fullest.
Just like Moses had a dream of reaching the Promised Land.
And Esther had a dream of liberating her people.
And Joseph had a dream of being a leader.
But they didn’t just think about their dreams, they did something about it.
Beginning by praying for it and ending with doing what God asked them to do in order to fulfill it.
What is your dream?
Is it to travel the world or be a missionary?
Is it to get a college degree and become a nurse, a teacher, or a businessman?
Is it to use your talents in a certain way within the body of Christ to reach out to people around you?
Is it to overcome your addiction and recover from your past and then use your story to change lives of people around you going through the same thing?
Is it to be the best father or mother in the world that you were never taught to be?
Is it to open your own business, write your own book, or start your own nonprofit organization?
Your dream can be a million different things but whatever it is I challenge you to stop and think “Am I a dreamer or a doer? What have I done in the last few days to actively pursue my dream?”
Because if you have done nothing… then a dream is all it will ever be.
I have promised myself that I will not be a dreamer any longer but that I will be a doer.
That I will stop hitting the snooze button and waiting for a “better” day to start but that I will start today.
That I will always remember that my days are numbered, I have an expiration date for my time on earth and I don’t want to waste a single moment waiting for “someday” to fulfill God’s calling on my life.
I won’t wait for someday because someday might just be too late.
Today… remember that you have the opportunity to take that step toward your dream, no matter how tiny it may be.
You are never too young or too old to start putting your dreams into action.
So don’t wait until tomorrow… begin doing something about it today.
Be blessed and don’t just dream, but DO today! Have a blessed weekend. -Anna…♥
“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom”- Psalm 90:12
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