Don’t Wait to Pursue Your Dream

Posted on August 27, 2015 in Writing Life

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Do you have a life dream, a passion within you aching to be fulfilled? Have you pursued your passion and been frustrated or dissatisfied with your progress? Have the wounds and scars and cares of life gotten in the way or discouraged you?

Or do you not know what fuels you, makes you come alive?

I have a poem about writing, framed and hung on the wall in my office. I read it every day to remind me about what I do.

The first line: Writing is the process one follows to learn what is already known deep within.

The last line: Write to learn what you know.

There’s deep truth in those words. There are two Proverbs from the Bible I encourage myself with every time I sit down to write:

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, and it is the glory of kings to search out a matter.

You are a unique creation. Loved. Valued. Blessed with natural gifts and talents. There isn’t anyone else on earth who was born with the same package you were given. And you’re meant to give it to the world. You’re meant to discover what God put in you and give it away.

Maybe you’re thinking, “I don’t have time. I’ve got to make a living.” It’s not practical. Or worthwhile. Maybe you’ve tried, and it didn’t go well, and you stopped.

It’s a lie. One I believed for a long time.

Here’s what I’ve learned over the last nine years I’ve pursued my desire to write in earnest.

Love the small accomplishments. Love the journey. Pursuing your dream isn’t really about achieving it.

It’s about who you become through the pursuit.

Don’t wait. Start. Do something every day that keeps you on the journey. Giving the world what makes you come alive is a far greater blessing than anything the world can give you.

Become who you were made to become.