We all have a dream, something that we want.We all have wishes and dreams however there is a difference between a wish and a dream
A wish in most cases is a feeling or expression a strong desire or hope for something that cannot or probably will not happen. In most cases it is momentary and will go away in few minutes. That’s why it is said if wishes were horses then beggars would ride them. Being momentary, wishes normally are fickle and fade away with the change in mood, circumstance or situation.
A dream is stronger, it is a strong urge or yearning to change something. In most cases it is to do something better in life, whether financially or in a relationship or in the material world. in most cases it is something or a way of life better than the existing life.
It’s a desire that burns within us to achieve a state of mind whether in the physical or spiritual realm. A dream is mostly a sketch or images or could be a series of thoughts that drive us towards the ultimate outcome of the dream. The thought of the dream and its accomplishments excites us and this passion creates a lot of energy within our whole being. It is important that we have a dream as it impacts our thoughts, actions and our overall life. If you have a dream and if you are avoiding it, it will still linger in the back burner waiting for you to take action on it. You may forget it momentarily but it has a way of manifesting itself again and again until you are able to build the courage to to take action and make it a reality.
A dream can be overpowering and overbearing especially depending on how you see yourself. In most cases we underestimate our capability and ability to achieve our dreams and stow our dreams in dark corner of our heart. God knows our hearts and dreams even when we don’t talk about it. If the dream is in right standing he will make a way for the dream to show up in our lives again, he brings opportunities our way to make it a reality and we have to take action and work on the dream. Many a times we are overwhelmed by the dream and the challenges and roadblocks that come our way when trying to make the dream a reality. What happens if I fail, will people laugh at me, where will I get the funds from. How am I going to get this done, there is too much to do.
It is this roadblock and worry & self-doubt that hinders us from taking the first step which is the most important and penultimatum first step. Even if we step back and decide not to pursue our dream, it will come back to us and the very thought of the dream will revitalize our mind, body and soul. Its important to know that if we want the dream badly, the fire and passion for the dream will burn within us and drive us to act towards achieving the dream. When we start on the journey it may be burdensome, remember to breathe, take one step at a time, most importantly do what is within your purview to action and do what you can do, rest let God take over. Faith along with Hope that the dream will come to pass is very important and crucial to ensure that we don’t get overburdened by the journey towards the dream. There will be times when things are not going your way, finances may be stalled, family or people who you know may create trouble for you. More importantly they my criticize your goal and talk negative about you. There may be setbacks and disappointments in your life. It is during this time that you need to have faith in God and know that it will work out in your favor. Not because you did something good, but because you have favor with God, your dream is precious to God as much as it is precious to you. It is very important that during these times, you continue to speak positive, hope for the best and continue to be in good standing with God. Don’t settle for average or mediocrity because that second best is not what God has planned for you.
Don’t let anyone or anything stop you from achieving your dream, so what if you are 80 years old you are never to old to start working on your dream. Ask yourself what is that dream that I have buried deep in my soul, or left incomplete, if it is still lingering in your heart than its important you go for it. Don’t worry about the obstacles that come your way, if you put your mind to it, speak and act in positive attitude along with God you will achieve your dream. Some of you may have well-wishers cheering you on for others you may have no one, but remember that those who don’t have any one will have God lead their paths.
In pursuit of my dreams I have realized is that there are 4 things that we need to be mindful of
- The first step – the most difficult however once taken the journey towards the dream doesn’t seem daunting, generally we get so overwhelmed by the first step that we don’t dare to take it all as a result of which we fail to achieve our dreams.
- The Final Steps – towards the dream is the most difficult, not because they are difficult, but because we have endured so much on our way to the dream that we are tired and weary. When we are actually close to realizing our dream we may give it up, because we feel its hard & difficult. Continue to take baby steps towards your dream, you may be closer then you think, and you will take gold only if you make progress, doesn’t matter if it is slow, as long as you are making progress, its fine if you need to rest a little but don’t give up your dream, a little more push and you will achieve your dream. Go back and try again.
- Doubt – All it takes is a seed of doubt to undo all the good that we have done towards achieving our dream. You need to be build your self Esteem, remind your self what you are capable of doing. You cannot build on others faith of who you are as people are fickle, and they may not always believe in you. Have faith in yourself, know who you are God, if you are King then behave like one.
- Pray -it is important we remain sane and know where we are headed in God. Sometimes we can be dejected and sad and we may not always have well wishers to support us. At times they may be our biggest critics. It is then you need to pray and turn to God for the strength to continue your pursuit of your dream. You will be energized by Grace and your will discover that you get your self esteem not from others but from within yourself and from God.
Go Dream fearlessly because we were meant to dream and to achieve our goals.