At a young age we are encouraged to dream big, to pursue our biggest dream that will lead us to live our dream life. But along the way, life happens and we make choices that lead to responsibilities and without realizing it 24 hours in a day just isn’t enough anymore. When we look around we live a reality that has pushed us further and further away from our dreams, leading us to stop dreaming all together and letting life just happen.
You are not alone, and it’s not too late.
Today, I made a choice to stop speaking defeat into my life, to stop thinking that I am not worthy enough, qualified enough or even too broken to pursue my dreams and nonetheless live my dreams. I’m not referring to pursuing a life based on worldly dreams and standards but a life and dreams that glorify God. Where living an ordinary life is exactly where God will use me to live my best life, my dream life. In writing these words and sharing my heart is where I live my purpose, it’s where I sow seeds of God’s love, grace and mercy. Living an ordinary life for an extraordinary purpose is where I want my dreams to take root and grow into fruition for generations to come.
Through these words and this blog I get to share the biggest dream of all…to write, to make you feel, and ultimately to encourage you. I am living through my answered prayers of yesterday and through writing I am living my purpose and I pray that one day I will see this seed planted in my heart years ago of having a published book.
Friend, we all have our own journey, our own purpose in life. Through the ordinary we are still a part of something bigger than us. His plan.
Angely De Leon
Failure has been a constant friend of mine, a friend because I’ve learned to appreciate and embrace it. My attempt at pursuing my dream and building something has brought along many valuable lessons that are leading me to Gods best through trial and error.
And here’s the thing, I’m not ready to quit! All the failures have only added to my strength and desire to dream bigger. Because His goodness always comes out of disappointments and unfulfilled dreams as we keep our sight on Jesus.
Throughout the years I’ve had a dream of building my own small business and it has led me to embark onto different business adventures that have ended in, you guessed it. Failure. But the lessons have been valuable to this dream of mine including self growth. And if I could be completely transparent here, they have led to failure because I didn’t fully commit to my own success. Giving it half my time and half my energy isn’t going to bring the results I so dearly dream and pray for without putting it into action.
Prayers require action, even in the stillness of hearing God.
Which brings me to take another leap of faith and embark on a new adventure…again! YES again. Because God isn’t done with me yet! And guess what? He isn’t done with you either! He never will be, till we meet Him face to face.
Never loose sight of those dreams especially through the ordinary, routine days. He’s aligning your dreams to His during those days. Trust Him. He will show up. He will give you the deepest desires of your heart.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
As you dig into your own dreams (because we all have them) I will follow up with a second post in the next few weeks to share the root that’s sprouting in my heart!
Angely De Leon