Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Year New Dreams

Do you have a vision, dream or revelation for your life? Goals and dreams are important to our well-being. Without some kind of aim or direction, we lack focus. Life becomes stale, routine and something to be endured. Without a dream we sometimes fail to enjoy the life that God has given us. Without vision, people perish (Prov. 29:18).

Dreams can be as simple as a New Year's resolution to lose weight, read six books, learn to play an instrument, or paint a room. Take a little time to think about what you would like to do. Make a list, no matter how much of a stretch your dreams may be write them down.
 
Let yourself imagine the end result. Is it satisfying, worth the struggle. Then plan backwards how you can achieve the goal, and begin to achieve your dream.
 
For example, learn to play a guitar
  • Buy an inexpensive guitar 
  • Sign up for lessons 
  • Practice each lesson daily 
  • Choose a song you love and learn to play it 
  • Keep at it. 
Bowl a 300 game
  • Start bowling each week. 
  • Use house balls until you find the weight that it right for you. 
  • Take some bowling lessons. 
  • Learn to find your mark and consistently throw the ball on the marks. 
  • Buy your own ball and have it drilled for your grip. 
  • Practice weekly.
God understands that the nature of man is to dream and achieve. He wants us to be successful and happy. And God knows that we must apply ourselves to achieve our dreams. We can have big dreams and little dreams. No matter, the dream is the thing.