Some of my more prominent excuses included that I could not be away from my children because they need me, we did not have enough money, it was selfish for me to spend so much money on me, I was not talented enough, there was nothing for me to do because of where I lived, or other people were unsupportive of me. The biggest lie I told myself was that God had a grand plan for my life that I just needed to figure out then I could move forward; under that rationale, any perception of an obstacle meant that God was not supporting the path, so I must be on the wrong path. So many of my dreams ended because of the speculative assumptions that I was making about God's will for me. The obstacles on my path were never God given, but they were my own erroneous assumptions.
What I have learned is that God does have a plan for my life, and the plan is imprinted in my heart, in my passions, and in my own uniqueness. Being me to the fullest of the person God created me to be is me living my God-given purpose in this lifetime. Expressing my talents, sharing my love, giving of my humor, and doing the things that are fun and interesting for me is living my dreams, and it is me living the dreams that God has implanted in my heart and soul. I am always happiest expressing myself as God created me to be. When I express myself authentically, then God brings me everything I need to express more and more of me....door open, I meet people that guide and help me, and the financial support comes my way. The only thing I have to do is be and express me, and my dream come to fruition.
So I ask you these questions this week: What excuses do you have that you are not living your dreams? If knew you had nothing in your way, what dreams would you start to pursue today?