Dare to Dream

Eleanor Roosevelt once said “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

At one point in our lives, every one of us has had a dream. Whether that dream came true or not is a different story. As a little girl, I had a dream that one day I would be a dolphin trainer and live in sunny California or Florida playing with dolphins all day. As I got older, I realized that was not as easy as I had hoped. However, it was not going to stop me from at least dreaming of swimming with dolphins some day. Some dreams are a little different. Some are those “probably never going to happen but a girl can dream right” dreams while others are a little more realistic like “one day I will own my own house or get a brand new car”.

After mom and dad passed, my dreams changed. My life changed. Grief changes you in so many ways. Anyone that knows me knows that I am not a fan of change but I know it is important. Dreams became more realistic and I knew that if I wanted those dreams to happen I had to make some changes. *eww* lol

I recently stumbled upon a devotion called “God’s Dream for Your Life.” Talk about an eye opener. It states that God grows our faith in six phases and gets us closer to our dreams. He gives us a dream for our life and it is up to us to make a decision about it. Of course there will be trials and tribulations just like everything in life but it will not only grow us but grow us closer to him. The six phases are: Dream, Decision, Delay, Difficulty, Dead End and Deliverance.

The phase that hit me the most was: Dream. “What is the dream God has given you? If you dont have a dream youre working toward, you just exist. You need to start praying “God, give me your dream.” Youre here on Earth for a purpose. When you discover that purpose, you’ll discover the dream God wants you to go after.” — Wow just wow.

The past few weeks, God has laid a handful of things on my heart. Doors have opened and other doors have closed. One of those doors being The Grieving Light. I have been working on this book since about 2010 and God has kept adding things to this book so I was afraid to stop (or I guess technically “start” it). He has put people in my path to help and I want this dream to come true. I have a huge dream for the book and where it will take me. I just need to stop existing and start persisting! 2020 may have not been our year but maybe 2021 will be my year to see this dream come true.

I have a few things in the works and have been praying that these new changes will be good changes. I just need strength, peace and wisdom. Stay tuned friends. 2021 WILL be my year and I am not afraid to say that because our God is bigger. <3