Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Why Your Dreams Really Are Worth Fighting For

Picture taken by my son :)
         
Why are our dreams worth pursuing? Why are they worth the effort and time and frustrations? Because, we are the only one with our personal experiences, our own point of view. It's our side of the story.

We don't have to tell it.

We could decide not to.

We can choose to believe that other's opinions are more important than the story God wants us to live out and tell.

If there's one thing I've realized this Easter season and through watching The Bible, it's that fear of man is a trap and always leads to death.

Fear of God, will lead to freedom.

It's always a choice. 

I don't always choose wisely. More times than I like to admit I stay quiet out of fear of rejection, fear of another person's opinion. 

When I decided to give someone that much power over me, I don't know.

But I do know, that small steps, small day to day choices, lead to big things in the end. I'm a big results right now kinda girl (probably why diets fail me) And this whole concept of taking it one change, one day at a time is an intentional, decisive decision for me.



"Just when feel like you're done, just when you think you can't go on, that's when the door opens and unexpectedly you are there." God Sized Dream, pg81


There have been many times I've wondered, "what am I doing? and why?" "What is the point of writing and blogging? Where is it leading? Is it going anywhere?"

And then I think, " OK  I'm done, I can't see it, so I'm done."And that's the moment that someone will leave a comment or send me a message about how much something I wrote meant to them. And that's a God moment for me.

Those are the times that I know God heard my heart and answered. I may not understand or see where this is going, but He does.

And for some reason He wants to use me for His purposes...and that is so humbling, my friends. 

Oh, to be able to see myself the way He sees me, if only for a moment. I think I would never be the same again.


What I want may not come into being or may look completely different than I have envisioned. 

It's a daily laying down of who I am, and letting God work in and through me. And being OK with the outcome whatever it may be. 

My dreams are worth it, and so are your's

Let's fight for more in this life and not settle for mediocrity any longer.


Whose with me?


Why is your dream worth pursuing, fighting for and seeing through no matter what happens? -This is the topic of discussion over at Holley's this week. You are more than welcome to join in on the conversation!
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What to do when defeat comes visiting-Duane Scott, a worthy read


Galatians 1:10 "Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ."



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18 comments :

  1. Seeing yorself as God does is a great answer to why your dream is worth it! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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    1. I think so too, it helps put things in perspective :)

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  2. So true that it's daily laying down those dreams and placing them in His hands...and trusting Him to work everything out in His time. It's so hard sometimes but worth it...and worth fighting for. Thank you for the encouragement today, friend!

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  3. I could identify with so much of what you shared. The questioning why I do this, and then one little comment being a God moment that reminds you of the why. Thank you for your kind and encouraging heart. Blessings to you.

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    1. Thank you for your visit Beth. Blessings to you as well.

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  4. "I'm a big results right now kinda girl (probably why diets fail me) And this whole concept of taking it one change, one day at a time is an intentional, decisive decision for me." That's me - I tend to want to do it all, right now, but it seems God usually makes me do a little each day - probably to help me practice that whole obedience thing. ;) Those God moments when I want to quit keep me going too. Blessings and prayers to you. :)

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    1. yeah-the obedience is something God is working on me too. And being patient-not my strong suit :)

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  5. Hi Alecia,

    I am grateful you are blogging and sharing your words. I could relate to what you wrote. And this sentence: "Oh, to be able to see myself the way He sees me, if only for a moment. I think I would never be the same again." Yes! Blessings to you:)

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    1. Blessings to you too! Thank you Dolly :)

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  6. I like to see results quickly and have a big purpose for everything, but I know life doesn't always work that way. God doesn't always work that way. Obedience in the little things is where most of my life is spent, and so be it. The outcomes are up to the Lord. Thanks for the encouragement to keep pressing on!

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  7. Looks like we both have been thinking the same thoughts about out blogs!

    I loved what you wrote: "Let's fight for more in this life and not settle for mediocrity any longer."

    YES! Why not?

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  8. Dear Allecia
    When we meet Him, who is Truth, we soon stop worrying what others think about us as long as we can please our Beloved, don't we!!!
    Visiting via Jennifer's. keep on writing, dear one, as if it is only for Him.
    Blessings
    Mia

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  9. Yes, fear of man vs. fear of God...you explained it perfectly. I have made so, so many choices based on fear of man (and still do), but I'm getting better. : ) Your voice is beautiful...glad you are choosing fear of God. : )

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  10. I found myself nodding throughout, especially to this:

    " ... fear of man is a trap and always leads to death. Fear of God, will lead to freedom."

    So grateful that you share you stories with us at #TellHisStory!

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