Saturday, April 20, 2013

A to Z Challenge: Returning to Dreams

In the dark times when you have to find who you are, you also need to work out where you want to be going.

Even if you're not exactly sure about what you want from your future, there's a definite, sure-fire way to at least get going. Start going through all your memories. See what you've wanted to do since you were a little child.

Look for patterns. I'm not talking about becoming an astronaut because you wanted to when you were seven. I'm saying that you should look for the things you love and have always loved. Like if you wanted to learn the piano for years, but never got to. Or if you always loved working with people, but ended up working on computers all the time.

Those are the sorts of things you go for. Because if you have a deep desire to do something, it might be because you were made to do it. So if you take action towards those things, you automatically add value to your life.

So go take piano lessons. Or help out at church or whatever it takes to satisfy the desire you've neglected for years.

Or if you know that you want to turn that something into a career, start planning and moving towards that. You don't always have to just drop everything and upend your life. It can be a gradual shift towards your goal.

Bit by bit, you'll get where you want to be.

One day, you'll look around you and realize that you took charge of your life years ago. The day you started chasing down your dreams.

Prayer


Lord, 

Thank you for giving me dreams and wishes that can guide me towards what I'm supposed to be doing. 

I'm sorry that I shoved them aside for so long. It was a terrible mistake, and I want to live my life as you intended. 

Please help me find those dreams again. Help me to find a way to bring them to life, Lord. And please help me to let them come true. 

I ask this in Jesus's name. 

Amen.

9 comments:

Claudia Moser said...

I liked your title a lot today!

Maria Dunn said...

Hi Misha,

I think this may be why I am blogging. It is good to pursue what you are made for, to pursue God's will for you in the particulars since He stirs in us our aims, dreams, purpose. Great post. God bless, Maria at Delight Directed Living

The Desert Rocks said...

Thanks for the prayer Misha. Lovely. This post kind of goes hand in hand with mine today. Great minds think alike!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Wow Misha! Thanks for the prayer. Love this post today.

My Meddling Mind said...

Inspirational post indeed. Thank you so much!

Madison:)

Ruth said...

I've always found that if I start getting depressed I need to think about the things I used to do. The things I enjoyed. Even a little thing and doing it really helped.

Ronda said...

This post got me thinking...I'm 46 years old and still not quite sure what I'm supposed to be when I'm a grown-up. The A to Z challenge has given me excitement for writing like I've never experienced before...I'm wondering what He's up to?

Julie Luek said...

There can be so much fear to dig through to reach our dreams (thus a lot of your previous posts). But little by little, as you suggested, it's so good to awaken them again, smile at them and love them to fruition. Great post, as always and lovely prayer.

Bradley Charbonneau said...

HI Misha,

I just nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! Congratulations, I really enjoyed your writing. More about it here: Liebster. You don't have to accept it (there's some "work" to do!), but please let me know either way so I can keep your link in my post.

Bradley Charbonneau's Pass the Sour Cream A-Z Challenge.