Y’all know there is nothing I love more then a comfy piece of clothing. So, I was thrilled when The Mint Julep Boutique asked to collaborate with me to showcase their “slouchy” style. Of course, I was all in and loved the olive and taupe colors they sent me. The softness of these slouchies is like a dream. NORMALLY, they are only on sale on Sundays. But, if you are reading this post, you can get them right now for $24. How awesome is that?! It’s like a dream come true.
We all have some sort of dream. A desire we carry in our heart. Maybe that dream is to buy a house, get a new job, have a baby, or find the love of your life. Whatever it is, I’m guessing it’s something you think about all the time. Because that’s what dreams do. They consume us so we will fight for them.
A year ago at this time, I told my small group that I wanted my book to be on the road to being published by Christmas 2016. Well guess what? It’s Christmas 2016 and my book is still resting in the same spot on my computer. In fact, it’s all broken into different versions because about a month ago, I threw up my hands and started over. I now completely understand why authors in the past used to throw their manuscripts in the fire out of pure frustration. I can relate, as I have wanted to throw my book out several times over the course of the year. But, no matter how hard I fight against my dream, it keeps coming back, fighting for my attention.
Once I remembered the timeline I set for accomplishing my dream, I had to immediately check myself in order to avoid a complete breakdown. No, my dream hasn’t come true…yet. BUT, I have to remember that I am many steps closer than I was a year ago.
Dreams take steps. They take time. They take prayer and a whole lot of patience. I could sit here and pout, or I could take action. I could come up with a game plan and continue fighting for the goal ahead. The journey to my dream might look a little different from yours, but the one thing that remains the same is our HOPE in HIS plan. It is no accident that our dreams take control of us like they do. They are placed there for a reason. God only wants you to acknowledge that He is part of the dream, too. That without Him, the dreams would not be possible.
So, regardless of where you are in the process of making your greatest dreams come true, I pray that you will remember to seek Him through each step. Even the tiniest of one. I promise each step is headed to something so great that only He knows.
"Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you." - Psalm 9:10
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