How to Discover Your Unique, God-Given Dream in Life

Answer Two Simple Questions


“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines

the course of your life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23
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God created you with a built-in dream.  Your dream is your purpose.  It’s up to you to discover what your dream is.

 

What's Your Dream Concept

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How will you recognize your dream? By answering two simple questions:

1) Does this activity give me great joy in the doing of it?

2) Do others give me feedback that this activity is blessing them?

When you can answer both of these questions affirmatively, you will have discovered your dream.

Once you have discovered your dream, it is your responsibility to follow it.

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Your Soul Has Eyes

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines
the course of your life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23
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Did you know that your soul has eyes? It has the ability to see the unseen, that realm where possibilities are born or die and where dreams are made or shattered. 

The word soul is a synonym for the word heart.  So we could say that your heart has eyes.

You have most likely heard the saying that the eyes are the windows of the soul. This is not just a nice saying. Scientists have actually proven that the eyes reveal what kind of soul a person has. An article that appeared a few years ago in the British publication Daily Mail states the following: “Patterns in the iris can give an indication of whether we are warm and trusting or neurotic and impulsive, research has found.” (See reference below).

The eyes of your soul reflect what is going on in your soul.  And what is going on in your soul determines what you see with the eyes of your soul.  If your soul is healthy, you will have good vision. If you soul is unhealthy, you will not.

Have you ever looked into someone’s eyes and it seemed as though no one was home? The eyes were lifeless, indicating a sick soul. By the same token, have you ever looked into the eyes of someone filled with joy? Those eyes abounded in life, indicating a healthy soul.

For your soul to be healthy, it needs a dream. But not just any dream. It needs the dream for which you were created.  Finding that dream comes only from finding God Who gave you the dream in the first place. Until you find God, you will never have a healthy soul. Nor will you ever fulfill your destiny.

So, the chief question of life becomes how do I find God? There is only one way. You will find God only through His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).

When you embrace Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, your soul will know its life purpose.  Your soul will have vision.  The eyes of your soul will be able to see clearly the reason you are here.

Then–and only then–will you know the true meaning of life.  Especially your life!

Unforgiveness can cloud your soul, keeping it from seeing its vision clearly.  If you struggle with forgiving someone who hurt you, you will benefit from reading my powerful story about a woman who had the same struggle. It is called A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING and is available for Kindle, iPad, and Nook.  book-christmas-homecoming-alt

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(Attitude) The Dollar and the Dream

For twelve years, I have worked as a Life Coach. When I ask my clients why they chose a particular career, their responses almost always boil down to two essential reasons:  the dollar or the dream.  Most of the time, it is the dollar.

God has given each of us a dream. But most people forfeit the dream for the dollar. Then, when they approach the end of their lives, they find themselves unfulfilled and unhappy.

Are you chasing the dollar or the dream?  If you chase the dollar, you may end up with many dollars, but you will also end up unhappy and unfulfilled.  Worst of all, you will miss your dream, your destiny, your reason for being on this earth.

But if you chase the dream, you may end up with the dollar as well, because the dollar often follows the dream. 

What is the dream or vision God has given you for your writing? Are you chasing it?

As the Lord once told me, “Your vision is your provision.” 

Follow your dream first, and the dollar will not be far behind.

(Attitude) The Writer Visionary

What do you see in your writing future?  Your answer determines what you have been believing about your writing. 

Now, you may be thinking that I’m way off base. After all, how can you believe something until you see it?  Good question.  The answer lies in understanding the meaning of vision.

If you’re like me, you’ve often heard the phrase, “Seeing is believing.”  This is the world’s way of thinking.  The follower of Christ lives by Kingdom principles, and one such key principle is that “Believing is seeing.”

A visionary sees what does not yet exist.  It exists in his imagination, and he purposes to bring what is in his imagination into physical reality.  Everything you see around you was once a vision in someone’s imagination. The reason it became a physical object is that the person who imagined it first believe it could exist and then did something about creating it.

This is precisely what we do with our writing.  We envision a story and then we create it. Likewise, we envision a writing future, and then we create it.  All with God’s help, of course.

If you’ve been believing wrong things about your writing future, change your vision. Align it with what God says about you in Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

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