How to Start Following Your Dreams
I have a whole huge theology (yup, deep word alert) behind why I believe everyone has been gifted by our Creator God with a beautiful dream(s). The short and sweet of it is this, our life on this earth is a journey of discovering those dreams and releasing them to the world. Each dream allows us the opportunity to better ourselves and those around us. The process of expressing that creativity: art, music, building, using your mind, baking, planting, drawing, racing cars, skydiving, raising bull dogs (whatever your dream… the list is endless)… is an act of worship.
Before you can follow your dreams you have to determine what exactly your dream is. I readily confess it took me years… until I had even a hazy outline of my dream. Several years ago my dear friend, Keturah, and I would meet every week for breakfast and talk about God, life, and everything in between. At one of our breakfasts we started talking about life goals and dreams. Keturah suggested each of us take time to write down one hundred dreams. Few rules applied, simply get a notebook and start writing out dreams in no particular order.
My dreams ranged from gigantic to teeny tiny. I remember getting to 45 and thinking, “Wow, I have a lot more to go!” The further I got, the more I really had to contemplate, what do I really want to go after in life? Days later, I finally got to 100. It has been several years now since I made that list and I can honestly say that I am so grateful I still have it. I have my select dreams I am actively working toward and it is sooo cool when I get to cross something off as accomplished! And every once in a while, I realize a dream has come true and I wasn’t even the one trying to make it happen!
The reality is this: if you want to accomplish your dreams, you have to discover what they are! So here is my challenge to you today. Get a notebook or a journal and write down one hundred dreams. It is okay if it takes you a while to get to 100 but keep working your way there, don’t give up. Keep your list somewhere safe and every once in a while, break it out and see if you get to cross a dream or two off the list or maybe add a few more, who says you have to stop at 100?
Don’t have a Journal? I have created a free printable, 100 dreams printable to get you started. FYI, you will have to print it twice to have room for 100 dreams 😊