“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau
I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve been around the same track of dream chasing. I start off sprinting, bold and confident, then I run out of steam halfway to the finish line. Can you relate? Why does this happen?
Well, for starters, we get tired and weary. This happens because we begin to realize how weak we really are. We forget that when we are the weakest, God is the strongest in us. We get distracted by opportunity, by the cares of this life, by good things and bad things. Distraction comes in all sorts of packages delivered by all types of people. We forget that when we keep our eyes on the prize of our heavenly calling, we will remain fixed and focused. We forget. We forget why we started and where we are going. We forget who we are and how far we’ve come. We forget that the still small voice of reassurance is more powerful than any fan or any naysayers. We look to others for validation – forgetting that we are already chosen and approved by God.
Go CONFIDENTLY in the direction of your dreams today. Whether it’s making a decision and standing firm on it, making a list of things you need to do, or spending time in the presence of God to be redirected and refocused. Maybe you’ve been putting something off until later than you can definitely start today. Share your dream with a trusted loved one and ask him or her to hold you accountable. Find a partner, if that’s what you need. Just don’t keep running from what God has for you. Run towards Him, and He’ll take you to all the places He has for you. It’ll be the ride of your life.
Do something, even if it’s one thing.