Are you truly happy with your life these days? Do you love your job, your hobbies and routines, and the area where you are living? Do you feel close with God… and with all the special people in your circle?
Certainly, life has it’s challenges no matter where you live or how perfectly at the center of God’s plan you may be. Surely, there are times when you must embrace the repetitious boredom associated with incremental progress.
My question goes deeper than how you’re feeling today or even this week. Think about what I’m asking and honestly answer the question… just between you and God, you don’t have to tell another soul? Do you wake up each morning refreshed from the day before and optimistic about where you’re heading in life, or do you wake up with a spirit of heaviness, dreadful about another day in the same old rut?
There is always time to pursue a better dream. If you don’t like your current “job” or “career path,” get a new one. Figure out what really makes you tick, what really excites you more than anything else… and find a way to shift your life in that direction!
I’m not asking you to flee from the responsibility (the blood, sweat, and tears side) of your life calling. Definitely, there is a high degree of sacrifice associated with every worthwhile dream. There is a bloody cross before every resurrection!
But there is GRACE for every cross… God’s strength and God’s JOY despite the pain of tribulation. When you are in the plan, there is GRACE. When you are not in the plan, there is personal collapse.
How will you know that you are right in the middle of God’s intended purpose for your life? When you don’t have to take a vacation to get away from your terrible life.
All I’m asking you to do right now is ask yourself a few questions and then pray for a few answers.
- If you could live without limits, what would you do with your life?
- What are your three biggest talents?
- What three things are you currently doing that you are not good at, and you have no desire to get good at?
- What’s stopping you from pursuing a better dream?
- If you did pursue a better dream, how would you get from here to there in three steps?
- If you did pursue a better dream, how long would it take to get there?
- How are other people or past experiences causing you to hesitate?
- What are three negative consequences for not acting on your better dream?
- What are three benefits for acting on your better dream?
- What is God saying to you through this assignment?
Find the things you love to do, the specific things you were created to do… and do whatever it takes to spend your life doing those things!
This doesn’t necessarily mean a geographical relocation, a divorce, or a radical career change. It just means that NOW is the time to stop letting life happen TO YOU and start to live your life MORE ON PURPOSE than ever before!
Romans 12:4-8 NLT “Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.”
I’m praying for you every day, even on the days I’m not able to post a blog. Please don’t ever stop praying for me. Though I am on the brink of something very big, I am faced with challenges too gruesome for the blog. Your love and support really do make the difference. I love you all…
Dream Big, Live Bold, and Leave a Legacy!