When We Want More But Keep Choosing Less

2018 is almost upon us, so you know what that means. Everyone from your favorite podcasters to your yoga instructor is asking you to start setting your goals and intentions for the new year.

I have a lot of thoughts about 2018. I think it’s going to be a really good year. Why? Do I know something in particular about this coming year that will really set it apart?

No. Not really.

But I have learned some things in the previous years that I plan to carry with me in order to make next year, great.

And that’s what I want to talk to you about today: Perspective. Planning. Purposeful living.

I would like to propose to you that the biggest barrier between you and achieving the kind of life you want to lead is NOT  circumstances or timing or other people and is almost entirely one thing. You.  Continue reading “When We Want More But Keep Choosing Less”

On Dreams, And Staying In Your Bullseye

Thanks to Christy Nockels and her amazing podcast, The Glorious in The Mundane, for the inspiration of the bullseye image!

God created us to dream. Our dreams are not meant to taunt or tease us. They are not an accident. They are God-given, on purpose, for a purpose.

The problem for most of us, though, is that we start with a dream. God grant me this…God do this work in my life…God fulfill this dream

We decide what our dreams are, then take them to God and ask that he make them happen. We dare to stand before the creator of dreams, the creator of imagination, and say: I want this thing, please make it happen. I know what’s best.

And then, when our dreams don’t come true, we blame God. We think that perhaps he doesn’t care about our dreams. We think that perhaps, he doesn’t want what is best for us. We think that perhaps, there is no point in dreaming.

The reality, of course, is that there is no bigger dreamer than God. He invented dreams and passions and creativity and placed them inside all of us. But – It doesn’t start with a dream – it starts with him.

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God has been teaching me about dreams lately, but in the most unusual of ways. He has showed me the paradox of dreams; that we don’t start with the dream, we start with the dream giver.

We start, with God.

Picture a bullseye.  Continue reading “On Dreams, And Staying In Your Bullseye”