As I have put myself out there as a writer and potential author, I have heard numerous people say they are proud of me for pursuing my dream. It makes me feel good about myself but I have started questioning how rare it is for people to go after their own goals and dreams. If you are not going after them, WHY NOT? Why are we so hesitant to do what we feel we are called to do or what our heart desires? Why aren’t we just doing it? Perhaps it is because of money, time, self-doubt, lack of resources, lack of confidence, lack of motivation, or putting others’ needs before our own. I ask you to evaluate how much you want your dream? You want it? Badly? Make it happen! Maybe take baby steps. Maybe just go for it! You need to figure out how to make it work.
I have said before that I felt God directed me to write the book that I am writing. I drug my feet for a while wondering if God actually put this on my heart. I am just a social worker and mom who has enjoyed writing over the years. I kept getting nudges and it was clear I should continue to write and keep pursuing this endeavor. By being obedient and following through, I have been abundantly blessed in the process. Whether or not this book is traditionally published or if I have to self-publish, I feel good about making it come to fruition. I am praying that if God laid this on my heart that He will do with it what He desires, whether that it is for this book is to change others or if I’m simply to be changed in the process. I have worked hard to make this book a reality. How will you pursue your dream?
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”–Eleanor Roosevelt
“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”–Pope John XXIII