Pursue Your Dreams

Pursue Your Dreams by Jim & Elizabeth George

 

It’s so much fun to pursue your dreams while you are young! It’s an opportunity to discover what you love to do—and what you are good at. And the Proverbs 31 woman (see Proverbs 31:24) gives you these three points to keep in mind as you pursue your own dreams:

  1. Don’t neglect your responsibilities. Be sure you take care of your relationships and duties at home, any college classes or schoolwork, and any other commitments you have. Your responsibilities come first—then dive in and work on your projects.
  2. Give it time. Start small. Watch for pockets of time you can fill with your projects. You can laze around and watch another show, or you can slip into your own space to do your thing. One idea is to work on your project on a table, not isolated from your family or roommates. That way, you are still present with your loved ones, able to join in for conversations and time together, but you are making progress on your goals and developing your skills. Also, make a habit of carrying items that you need for working on your projects in your backpack or a tote bag for those moments you spend waiting.
  3. Plan specific time to work on your own projects. Set aside time each week after your other responsibilities are completed that is just for you to work on your new project or goal.

Now you’re ready to start spreading your wings in your new adventure! Talk your dreams and desires over with your friends, parents, or people you respect. You will need them all to encourage you and support you and cheer you on. Then take the initiative.

It takes initiative to:

  • Make the phone call to enroll in a class or join a group that will help you develop your skills.
  • Go to a specialty store and purchase a magazine that targets your area of creativity.
  • Bring your dreams down to earth and finally set up a work station, the sewing machine, or the easel.
  • Find out where to send your samples of greeting cards, your manuscript, your book ideas, or your magazine article.
  • Enter your painting or sculpture in an art show.

As Proverbs 16:3 advises, “Commit your works unto the Lord.” Then determine what your first step will be!

RESPOND:

Lord, help me to plan and follow through in my pursuit of learning new skills and making new goals. Thank you for the gift of new dreams. Amen.

RENEWING RESOURCES:

This printable is a simple reminder that basic daily steps can help make your dreams a reality. Purchase and download this printable here.

REFLECT:

What is the first step I need to do to start pursuing my dreams?

It’s so much fun to pursue your dreams while you are young!

REMEMBER:

Commit your dreams to the Lord!


1 Response

Renae
Renae

September 19, 2023

This is a little reminder of what I believe the Lord is leading me to write a devotional. I stepped out and attended a writing conference. I have not written a devotional since before the conference. I told me friend I would take time this weekend to set up a schedule of all my activities. This w=is the “nudge” I needed. Thank you!

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Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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