September 5, 2013

Christian Living: 3 Steps To the Dream Life

What are the stuff your dreams are made of? My dream life involves frequent visits to the beaches of the world. You have a dream. You have a vision. You have God-placed desires in your heart for a better life. Have you thought about how to make your dreams become your reality? Have you fleshed out a concrete plan of what your life would look like at it's peak?

Think about the lives you'd like to touch. Think about the family you'd like to have. Think about the businesses you'd like to run. Think about the hobbies you'd like to perfect. Think about the music you'd like to make. Think about the life you'd like to live. 

1. Write it out. 

- Be extremely honest with yourself about where you'd like to be.  Consider the talents and gifts God has given you. He uniquely created you for a reason. Your quirks, interests, and skill set are gifts that can propel you into a place that God has uniquely designed for you. Don't ignore or deny them. Do not lie to yourself about something you know deep down you truly want. As long as it's morally, ethically, and legally sound, write it down. Pray and ask God to give you direction if you're unsure of how to even verbalize what you want. 

2. Plan it out. 

-In my humble opinion, Google is quite possibly one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. It's one of my greatest resources. Any questions I may have, I go to Google. The internet is available to answer just about any question you may have about how to get from point A to point B in your dream life. Find a mentor who has already achieved the goal you'd like to accomplish. The point is to create a concrete plan so that at any given time, you can go back to the blueprint for instructions. 

3. Walk it out. 

- God has given you life, talents, abilities, dreams, etc. In all of those things, be clear about the desired outcome with a plan. Now comes the time to walk in what He's given you. When you are "walking out the plan", be determined to do it with a spirit of excellent execution. The reason why so many of us are not where we'd want to be is because we're just too mediocre and undisciplined. It is not of God. Proverbs 18:9 explains that whoever is slack in his work, he is a brother to one who destroys.  Half-heartedly giving yourself to a project is equivalent to being a destructive person. Let that sink in!  You don't want to be in the category with anyone who destroys. Being one who destroys sounds too close the one who came to steal, kill and destroy (ringing any bells?).   Allow Colossians 3:23 to inspire you to work at whatever is placed in front of you with your whole heart! It may be difficult but with practice and consistency, you'll get better. 

What if I don't know what I want?

Work on what is in front of you with excellence. Take the simple things like folding clothes or doing the dishes. Even though I sometimes wish 'cleanliness is next to Godliness' was actually in the Bible, it's not. However, Colossians 3: 23 is. Clean dirty dishes to the glory of God and to be a blessing to those who live with you. Exercise to show your gratitude for the body God has blessed you with and make the commitment to treat it well. When you say you'll be somewhere, do your best to keep your word. Don't just say things to say them. Be a man or woman of your word. God blesses those commitments. In return, you'll be learning how to cultivate excellence in the smaller things so that when the bigger blessings come, you'll be able to handle them. 

I hope this has been an encouragement and inspiration to you. Let's strive to make God proud of us in every aspect of our lives! 

God bless you! 


  1. I love the freedom that is found in this blog post. Many people likely think of Christianity as allowing us to do one thing - be in ministry, be a teacher or be a missionary. What you are suggesting above is very freeing! It allows people to dream - dream God-sized dreams - and then step out in faith and let God make them real. This is exciting and liberating!

    1. Hi, Rachel! I couldn't agree more!! Glad you can see the freedom in it! Praise God from whom all great dreams flow :)

  2. What a great post. Your dream sounds a whole lot like mine. The beach is one of my favorite places on earth and I dream about seeing the beaches of the world and owning a home where I can see the ocean from my window:-)

    I always meditate on the scripture about GOD being able to do exceedingly and abundantly more than I can ever ask or think.

    1. Mmmmm!! Sounds like a great dream! :) And Ephesians 3:20 is one of my favorite promises in the Bible! #exceedinlyabundantly Amen! :) Thanks for reading!