Day 16: Your Dream Is Within Reach



It’s a lot like climbing a mountain. You have to take time to get your hook secured to the next ledge, get your rope attached to it, and then pull yourself up. I’ve seen it done in movies. I’ve seen my sons do it when rock climbing as they stretch one arm over their head reaching for a rock while bringing a foot up to place on a higher rock. Slowly, and with sometimes strenuous effort, they pushed themselves higher and higher and finally reached the top!

The day to day effort of read, revise, repeat can be strenuous, time-consuming, and possibly boring, but this steady progress gains ground and the goal is in sight. I don’t know what obstacles lie ahead after I reach the pinnacle of a completed manuscript, but that is where the real adventure lies. That is when we begin the ascent to publish Dare to Be Happy! I can feel the oxygen getting thinner as I ascend, the adrenaline begins to pump. We’re making progress every day.

If you’re following the journey, stay with me. Keep praying. We don’t know what lies ahead, and we feel like we are walking on water.

Remember the 5 Vital Steps to Fulfill Any Dream

1. Define your dream.

2. Pray ten minutes a day for your dream. Be sure it lines up with God’s peace and plan for you. If it doesn’t, go back to step 1.

3.Live the dream through picturing the end result.

4. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you.

5. Take the next step, and the next, and the next.

Remember a dream is a goal that’s just big enough to need God’s help to fulfill. The thrill of life is partnering with God, allowing Him to supercharge you to accomplish everything He wants to do through you.

Go for it! Today’s a good day to work on defining your dreams.