Are you starting the process for a big dream? Are you starting a new business or going back to school? Truth is being a dreamer can be tough. Just thinking about a process that you must go through to get to your dream can make you want to give up before you even start. Believe me I truly understand the feeling. I too am starting businesses, working on school and working full time along with being a wife and mother. It can be a lot.
But you know what I am going to say. No, we can't give up. It does take perseverance to win.
We are going to make mistakes. Sometimes we will fail and must start over with the broken pieces of the last attempt. Sometimes people that are closest to us won't believe in our vision, not because they do not love us but because sometimes we are hard to understand. We go against the grain. We think outside of the box. Maybe our dreams are too big to stay confined in the corner cubicle forever and that's okay.
Gandi said, "You may never know what results come from your action, but if you do nothing there will be no results."
We must make peace and understand the fact that some people won't always understand and just keep going. More than people, God is with us (2 Co 4:8-9 CEV). The dream that He has placed inside of us is too important to give up on.
According to the Word for You Today Devotional dated July 18th entitled, "If You Persist You Will Win, Nehemiah rebuilt the wall of Jerusalem in just 52 days. He 1st sought God's help, "we prayed to our God" (Ne 4:9 NIV). Secondly, he protected his vision. "We…. posted a guard day and night to meet this threat" (v.9 NIV). Thirdly, he refused to quit. "Should a man like me run away?....I will not" (Ne 6:11 NIV).
The devotional also talks about the great inventor, Thomas Edison. He gave the world, electric light, microphones, storage batteries, sound films, phonographs, and a thousand other inventions. The principles that he lived by includes:
- Work to obtain all the knowledge you can about what you want to achieve.
- Fix your mind on your purpose. Persist! Seek!
- Keep searching, no matter how many times you meet with disappointment.
- Refuse to be influenced by the fact that someone else tried the same thing and failed.
- Stay "sold" on the idea that somewhere a solution to the problem exists, and you'll find it.
The life of a dreamer can be a struggle but it's worth it so don't give up. I pray that God gives you favor and strength.
So if money or time was not a problem what would you do or are you doing now? What is your dream?