For the past week and a half since launching my website I have been searching my brain to find something to write about and what I've found is that I'll never find something to write about until God says it's time! This entire blog was created out of a time of true conviction, and what I write continues to be fueled by the conviction He places on my heart. But it's always on HIS time!
After considering a couple different topics to discuss I finally settled on something that the Lord has constantly been teaching me throughout this new adventure of mine; something that seemed to hit me like square in the face when I finally had the ultimate revelation. The revelation that:
Living out your dream isn't always as glamorous as you might have thought it would be.
Now let me go into further explanation because that can sound a bit harsh. I remember having this conversation when I first felt the conviction to start a business. I was talking to my sisters about all the things the Lord was revealing to me and I had all these flashes of the things that I was going to be doing in the future and they all seemed so "glamorous" but then the reality sank in.
How do I get to there when I'm still HERE??
Meaning, how in the world do you get to that place that you're dreaming of when you are still sitting in your pajamas at 11 in the morning? How do you even begin to climb that ladder when you have no idea where that ladder is? Success isn't just going to happen over night (I mean it might if you have a video that's gone viral). Truth be told...success takes a lot of hard work, sacrifice, commitment, struggle, failure, and a whole lot of other things before you actually get to a place of achievement.
So you have this picture in your head or this vision of where you want your future to take you and it seems surreal that you could ever live that dream. But what I've finally realized is that despite what you have envisioned in your mind, actually living out your dream isn't always as glamorous you might think.
Of course social media may say otherwise; making your life seem more "put together" and sparkly than in all actuality. I mean look at every celebrity...each of their lives seems to look like a dream but at the end of the day, they're just living life, working hard to make their next dream come true.
Living out your dream may mean sacrificing time with family and friends, getting up early and staying up late, working through meals, and staying in your pajamas till noon or the whole day. That's why living out your dream can be defeating, because you can feel like you put a whole lot of effort into creating something yet at the end of the day you can show nothing for it. Isn't that why you see so many people giving up on their dream? Because they never saw the fruit of it all?
I'm not going to lie, living out the dream that I have in my head; the dream that was put their by my Heavenly Father is almost never as glamorous as what I picture it to be. It sometimes takes all my effort and strength to motivate myself to just get out of bed in the morning. And there are some days that I am overwhelmed with the amount of business related tasks I have to get done and not to mention my duties as a wife and mother (laundry is NEVER-ENDING) that I don't even know where to start.
So ya...sometimes living out your dream kind of sucks. And it's hard. But the beauty of living out your dream comes in the form of the people you met, and the lives you touch, or the lives that touch YOU! It comes in the relationships you build, and in the happiness you feel from knowing that following your heart each day brings you one step closer to that dream you have in your head. And the crazier thing is, when you've finally made it, when you've finally achieved what you've been working so hard to accomplish, you're going to find that God has an even BIGGER dream for you to pursue next!
God so desires for us to live out our dreams because He placed them there first. It's like the feeling you get when you watch your child do something that truly moves you for the first time...you can't help but be proud of them because as a parent you desire all things good for your child right? That's how are Heavenly Father feels about us, but 100 times greater. His desire is to see us succeed in the things that bring us life.
So whatever it is that brings you life, pursue it with everything you have because ultimately what you dream can bring you more life than you can ever imagine!
Dream on friends!