Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Are Dreams Selfish?

I'm feeling very inspired tonight!

For the past 8 weeks, I've been taking a course on manifesting your dreams. Run by creativity expert, SARK, the class offers practical and creative ways to go from "dreaming to doing." We covered topics like support systems, productivity, and self-care. SARK's approach to living your dream is holistic - don't just have your dream, but have a life that is happy and peaceful and healthy.

Each week, we would have an amazing teleconference phone call and a printable workbook. An interactive website allowed all the students (from across North America and around the world) to connect, encourage, and inspire each other.

When you focus on following your dreams, it's amazing how things start to link together:

Today, one of my favourite bloggers, Matthew Paul Turner, wrote a post on following your dreams.

This afternoon, my musical friend and AWARE partner,
Deanna, sent me an article on following your dreams.

And on tonight's final teleclass, I chatted with a woman from Toronto!

All these little pieces swirling together to inspire and encourage!

We don't like to talk about "following our dreams" in ministry. I think we consider it flighty, or immature, or worst of all, selfish.

But the Bible tells us that God knows the desires of our heart, and that He has great plans for us.

Doesn't that sound like dreaming to you?

I could write for hours and hours about this, but let me just leave you with this thought for tonight:

What dream - large or small - has God given you that you've been ignoring?

What small step can you take towards making that dream come true?


The Lion's Share said...

This is lovely. I'm so glad we connected through SARK tonight!

Allison Lynn said...

Thank you! Me too :)