The imagination is an amazing tool that the mind utilizes to paint a visual picture of what’s hidden inside of the heart. To imagine what it would be like to be exactly where you want to be in life is something that even the greatest amongst us has done from time to time, and in fact, it’s probably what motivated them to be where they are right now. The imagination has the ability to take us anywhere we want to go, however; when what we see when we open up our eyes in reality totally differs from what we imagined, how can one stay motivated?
Reality can be a tricky place to live in depending on the foundation its build upon. Reality has the ability to exclude some things from the eyes of a dreamer that would cause them to believe that a dream is just a dream. The conditions of the world, the seemingly impossible price tag that’s attached to what we want, and the “negative supporters”, all play their part in the devouring of dreams. When you begin to pull out your list of downfalls and rejections, it becomes very easy to believe that maybe what you want is not meant to be, and the fact that so many other people around you appear to be living out your dreams does nothing but confirm those negative feelings that you have instead of inspiring you to believe that if it can happen for them then it can happen for you. A lot of us have had to endure the hard task of developing our own reality in order to survive. It’s a reality that insists on moving forward and refusing the alternative. In this reality we find our motivation and we become firm believers in the fact that there is enough of God’s love and provision to go around and there is no fear of it running out!
Do not give fear and negativity the opportunity to cause a forfeit in your crusade for purpose.
When you have a dream, it almost seems as though mistakes, doubt, fear, and everything else negative under the sun is drawn to it just like a magnet. You find yourself fighting for, defending and pleading with the very things you once felt so passionate about until you get so tired that you decide to take a time out. It is during this “time out” that distractions come and cause you to forfeit everything except for the memories of what could have been because life likes to save those for later to taunt you with, just when you thought you couldn’t feel any lower. You have to get to a point where the discovery of your destiny means so much to you that you are not willing to trade it in for defeat. To give up on your contribution to the world is not an option. To live stagnant in the midst of change is removed from your state of mind from this point on!
Take your dreams back!
Sometimes a person can feel that because they have reached a certain age or made numerous mistakes in life that it is too late for dreams. Sometimes life has a very cunning way of making you believe that it is just simply not going to happen, however; I challenge you to believe that you can achieve whatever you believe in! Matthew 9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, according to your faith be it unto you. The things you are in search of are reliant upon your faith. It is the avenue of your faith that your dreams are allowed to travel through. Your faith is the road map and if you do not provide your dreams with the directions then they will never find you. It is up to you to take your dreams back by claiming them and providing an atmosphere in which they can live and survive in. Though many dreams are commonly desired, those that belong to you have your name on them, and are for you only, so do not let the success of others around you make you shrink back from the possibility of your own. Learn to develop an attitude that says I’d rather try and fail then to not try at all because to play the, should’ve, could’ve game is bad for your spiritual and mental health!
A dream (meaning a goal or a vision) is not simply just a dream but it is a mental revelation to the purpose of your life on this earth and it can sometimes become reoccurring, almost like a warning until you do something about it. It is the one thing that stays in your heart and in your memories even when everything and everyone else has left you. The imagination is a gift from God that allows you to see as much as your heart is willing to expose to you and after that, God will go above and beyond that, simply because you dared to believe that in the midst of adversity that he could still do anything. Can you imagine that?