The other night I had a dream about Donald Trump. Bizarre, I know. But that’s not the kind of dreaming I want to talk about in this post. I want to talk about the kind of dreams that inspire, propel, and move you forward toward a goal or objective. Now is the time of year to do just that.
Here’s why. The New Years’ glitter has worn off. We’ve entered the third month of the calendar. Now we’re down to the nitty gritty. Those goals you set at the beginning of the year — or even last year — are further in the rear view mirror (unless you’ve been reviewing them every week, hint hint). You’re probably back into the routine of the “non-holiday” time of year. That’s why it’s time to take major steps toward your dreams.
It would be wise right now to make some plans for the rest of the year. Those plans ought to be jumping off points that will fulfill or make major strides toward the things you want to accomplish this year. Not only that, but they will give you something to which you can look forward.
For instance, I’ve got three big things that have me brimming with excitement and anticipation:
- I’m going to a one-day writing workshop presented by one of my favorite authors. It will benefit the writing that I do both vocationally and avocationally.
- My wife, Tammy, and I are attending a two-day workshop on social media and online presence. It will help both Tammy’s business and the ability of our church to share some Good News.
- We are planning a trip this summer to England and Italy. It’ll be the first time Tammy will have ever had the opportunity to travel overseas. The only other time I’ve been out of the country was when I went to Israel seventeen years ago. I can only imagine the writing it will inspire for me.
In the mean time I’m dreaming about all of these things. One of the great gifts of God is the anticipation of wonderful things. I believe He gives us this gift because we have something to anticipate that is far greater than our greatest earthly dream.
So take some time this weekend to make some plans. Dream a little bit, save a little bit, and research a little bit so that you can do a few things that will be a jumping off point for bigger and better things. Maybe even take a leap this year and do the one thing you’ve always wanted to do but makes you afraid.
You won’t regret it.
What has you dreaming today?