Five Small Actions You Can Take Towards Your Dreams
Part Three of the Dream Makers Series
Today is the day to start living your God-inspired dreams because there's no time like the present.
But you may have many reasons why today is not the right time. If so, I know how you feel because I was in your position for many years while I delayed my writing dreams. It wasn't until I decided and then started taking concrete actions, did I realize my reasons for putting my dreams on hold were not really reasons but excuses I made because I was afraid and doubtful of my abilities.
What I have learned during my journey is that while pursuing your God-inspired dreams can feel overwhelming and terrifying, taking small steps towards the vision you have for your life makes it possible and less intimidating. Start small, right where you are with what you have is how I approached my writing dreams, and this mindset continues to work for me years later.
In part three of the Dream Makers Series, discover five small actions you can take to help you get started with pursuing your God-inspired dreams.
THE FIVE ACTIONS
Decide. Make a decision and say "yes" to do the thing God has spoken to you. What is that one dream that has been on your heart that you know you need to say yes to? That is the one that requires your commitment. Don't worry about the details of how you are going to do it, instead just step out in faith and let God know you are ready and willing to put this dream into action.
Write. Commit to your decision and write down what you have decided to do and the reasons for it. The act of writing helps to make the dream and the commitment real. Think of it as a contract you are signing with God, partnering with Him to make your dreams happen.
Tell. Share your decision to pursue your God-inspired dreams with someone. Choose wisely and select a person who is not a dream killer but instead is a dream supporter. The person you choose should be trustworthy, a good listener, willing to support you and hold you accountable. Dreams are not something we should do alone, and having the right people in our corner is necessary for our success. If you do not have anyone in your life who you can confide in, consider joining an online group of like-minded people who can be your support system.
Plan. Create a simple mini-plan for your God-inspired dreams. Often times what stops us from following through on what we commit to are the details. We think about the how. "How am I suppose to do this?" "How am I going to get the money? "How will I find the time?" While these are legitimate questions, you don't have to answer them right now. As you move in faith, God will open doors and bring the people and resources you need. Right now, your focus is on planning to do five small things that you can accomplish in five days. Implementing your mini-plan will provide you with momentum and a sense of accomplishment. Write down five actions you can take that will support the decision you have committed to.
So let's say, for example, your dream is to return to school. You have decided that by this time next year, you will be enrolled in college. Now ask yourself, what are five things I can do in the next five days that will move me closer to my dream? Some ideas include research schools, talk to someone in the field that you are interested in studying, set up a campus tour, start filling out applications, and identify people you will ask to write letters of recommendation. Remember to keep it simple.
Do. Once you have written your mini-plan, you must then put it into action. Nothing can be accomplished if you don't start. It is important to remain mindful that your dream is one that God has given to you. It is yours, and He has promised to be with you. Trust the process and move in faith.
So as you can see, today really is the day to start living your God-inspired dreams.
What decision will you make, and what will you take today? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org; I would love to hear from you.
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