Chasing your dreams isn’t easy, but it’s so worth it. I’ve found it to be harder than what it looked like in my thoughts and often describe it as a beautiful nightmare. I had a plan and tried to follow it, but life said otherwise. But what I’m learning is that you have to stay encouraged as well as surround yourself with positive people; and, by all means necessary, don’t give up!
I felt this message was important to share in today’s blog because I’ve observed talented people who have either given up or aren’t fully pursing their goals. And I know there are reasons for not putting everything into your passion; trust me, I’ve been there. I’ve worked a full-time job while trying to make it work because I’m an adult with a family and bills. But there comes a point where you have to choose. Before I quit my full-time job, I asked myself: Do you want to live a life where you didn’t give it a shot? How will you know whether or not it would’ve worked if you didn’t try? At that point, I decided that I didn’t want to die knowing that I hadn’t given it my all, so I left to follow my dreams.
I recently had a conversation with a friend. A very talented friend that excels when he’s pursuing his dream Let’s just call him Bob. It’s amazing watching him in action and you can tell that it’s his God-given purpose. What’s sad is that Bob has only puts effort into his passion on a part-time basis for the majority of his adult life, because like everyone else, Bob has real world bills and commitments. Over the past few months life has been a real struggle. Bob lost his job which meant losing his security in taking care of his responsibilities. He’s been investing all his energy and effort to finding another job in the same industry that let him go; an industry that he doesn’t even particularly care for (some might even say he can’t stand). For endless hours he’s been filling out applications and going on interviews to regain a full-time gig to no avail.
During this struggle, I’ve been praying for Bob; asking God to give him the job that he so desperately needs. But now, I think that my prayer for Bill will change. Starting today, I will be praying that God give him the courage and strength to be a dream chaser. I’m praying that Bill will dig deep and find it in him to follow his dreams.
When you’re walking in the purpose that God has for you, He will supply your every need. And I’m not just quoting scriptures, I’m saying this as a testimony. I have literally found myself in financial situations where on paper, the money just doesn’t add up to take care of what needs to be done. And then God steps in by putting an unexpected check in the mail, or sending a job assignment my way; and it just.works.out.
These things don’t happen when you stay in your comfort zone. You have to learn to take that proverbial leap of faith; especially when you know it’s God’s will. He loves you and wants you to be happy, so why wouldn’t He give you the desires of your heart?
Moral of the story: It’s never too late to fill your heart’s desires; so listen to it and chase that dream!
Stay encouraged, my friends!
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