Your Dream

Your Dream

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.”

Jonathan Winters

Your Dream

Swim To Your Ship

  1. Finding and following your dream begins and ends with God.  He is the maker of dreams.
  2. When you seek Him about your dreams and listen for His guidance, you will go places and do things you never expected.
  3. You may not know what your dream is, but there is a dream somewhere in you.  It’s there!   I know this because God created every person for a purpose.  (The Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren, is a good book that explains God’s purpose for our lives).
  4. I have been on a journey to find my dream.  I felt I could never have dreams because I was usually just trying to get through my days without being on the receiving end of someone’s anger or disappointment or…(enter negative emotion here).
  5. This quote resonated with me because since I’ve discovered I had the freedom to choose what I wanted to do, I have been clueless.  I have been praying for God to show me what I am supposed to do.  I have been hoping my ship would sail right to me so that I didn’t have to guess.  I felt I could then stop doubting everything I do and can move forward with confidence.  I just want to hear His calling for my life so as not to miss His purpose.
  6. However, it appears my ship is NOT coming anytime soon.  In fact, I’ll be surprised if it ever fully comes to shore, but I also know that a boat of any kind isn’t any fun until it is out in the water.  So, I am swimming.
  7. Once you find your dream, you then get to see where it takes you.  What does the dream look like?  For example, if you dream of being a chef, in what type of establishment do you want to cook?  Do you want to eventually own your own restaurant or would you rather teach others to cook?  Do you want to do both?  Write a cookbook?  Host a show?  Dream big. God is bigger than anything you can imagine.
  8. But dreams come in all sizes.  For some, being a mom and raising a family and being a wife is their dream.  For others, it’s to work with the homeless, feeding and clothing them. Still others want to write a book or make a movie.  The list goes on and on – service managers, missionaries, department store managers, teachers…all are of equal importance when they are dreams that come from God.
  9. Your dream may change, maybe even more than once, as you move through your life.  It can also take twists and turns along the way.  But t doesn’t matter because as long as it is a God-given dream, it will be the adventure of a lifetime.

Are you ready?

~ Joanna Lynn


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