How often do you stop, look at your life and realize you are living your dreams right now?
Life can weigh us down sometimes. Maybe you’re getting through university, have a new baby, are parenting a teenage you’re struggling with, facing some financial struggles or are finding marriage really hard. These are real things that can be tough to walk through.
Recently, I realized I don’t always observe when I’m walking out a dream. Usually I ended up too blinded by my current negative circumstances to acknowledge that I’m walking out something that I’ve been working towards.
As I zero in on some big dreams for the future, God showed me some of the dreams I have had for my life that have come true, that I definitely have not stopped to really bask in.
My husband has been encouraging me to remember the importance of celebrating my successes and acknowledging when we win together, not just charging on to the next thing.
Here are a few dreams that I realized I am living out!
- After my serious car accident in 2007 the Lord spoke to me a verse in Genesis 50:20:
You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.
The Lord miraculously saved my life, the emergency crew did not expect to an unharmed person. When he spoke this verse, I knew he had a call on my to help people.
I have so much more I want to do in this area, but he has definitely been faithful to bring me into positions where I can directly impact and influence others!
- I prayed for my future husband for my whole single life. I longed for an awesome, godly man who would love me for who I was, who would be an incredible dad AND do ministry with me.
Without sounding too “fairy tale” like, Andrew has been the fulfillment of those dreams. Of course it hasn’t been all easy, but I am so thankful that the Lord gave me a vision of the kind of man he wanted me to be with, and then brought him to me!
2015 was our “wood anniversary”, so I bought Andrew a pallet sign that says “living the dream” to remind him that he is the fulfillment of so many promises from the Lord to me!
- I dreamt of wearing many hats as a child. I imagined being a mom, a doctor, a pastor and a fitness instructor!
There was a time in my life where I didn’t know if I’d be able to walk out all of the things on my heart at the same time, but each year I feel like my capacity to do and handle more grows. Absolutely a dream come true!
In the midst of whatever you are walking through, can you see the glitter of a fulfilled hope or dream?
If you want to build your confidence in the Lord, just take a minute to write down the things that have actually happened that he promised you would!