What’s got you in a slump right now? What’s making you feel stuck? It seems as if our lives get so task-driven that we slowly and gradually get drawn into stagnation. Of course, tasks aren’t always a bad thing. Goals are great, and tasks are essential in life, but, in our first-world, westernized society, it seems like we forget the importance of building relationships and seeking our true passions. I am guilty of this, and I know that most of America is as well. Once we hit college graduation, maybe even before, we stop dreaming. “Real life” gets in the way, and suddenly we just have to have enough money in our bank accounts to pay the bills. In the meantime, dreams are put on hold and eventually fade away.
We fill our schedules from 8:00 AM all the way to bedtime every single day, but I had a revelation in my own life recently: How is God going to bless a path He didn’t call me to? How is He going to move in my life if I’m not intentional about seeking Him? How is He to move in your life if you’re not making your schedule according to Him? Of course He’s the Almighty and He can move anywhere at anytime despite any of the barriers we put up, but if we have a dream, we have to first decide to obey and be faithful.
Do it afraid.
Friend, the only way to set your dream in motion is by faith in Jesus. If you have a calling given to you by God, the only way to see it come to fruition is to step out. As cheesy as it may sound, you have to step out in faith. You have to do it afraid. You can’t wait until you’re not scared anymore because then it simply will never happen.
Trust me, you won’t be able to get away from it if it’s a calling from God. That’s how you’ll know. It’ll stay right on top of your shoulder until you decide to obey. The Holy Spirit won’t let you run away. Pursuing your dreams isn’t a cliche. God set dreams and passions inside of each and every person when He so lovingly knit us together.
As the old Veggie Tales saying goes, God made you special. He truly did. Godly dreams and desires are meant to become a reality. Therefore, the passion that stirs up inside you is meant to be acted upon. What if that passion you have is really a calling you’re sitting on? What if that dream is supposed to spark the journey God has called you to? First, we have to obey and step out in faith. Whatever your dream, whatever your passion, step out today and do it afraid.
Author | Annie Britt