Never Give Up On Your Life Purpose Dream!
Some people believe that because they’re older it’s too late to live their dreams. But that’s just not true. No matter what your age or what has happened in your life, it’s never too late to let God bring your dream to life.
I’m a late bloomer in life and with God. But I decided that I wouldn’t let age stand in my way. God has already placed the dreams in our hearts He desires for us to fulfill before we were even born and they remain within our hearts until we decide to make them come alive. So even when we’re older, our dreams can still be brought to life.
It’s important to note that God waits upon many of us who are the main caretakers of our children and homes. He doesn’t expect us to spend 24/7 centering upon our life purpose when there are impressionable children looking to us for their care and spiritual upbringing. We won’t be good examples for them if we’re always away from home or consumed by our passion. There are other reasons for taking time to live our dreams, but no matter what your reason, even if you think it may have been selfish, it doesn’t matter today. God is ready to begin with you as soon as you commit your life to Him and His will. No matter what you’ve been through God will find a way for you to accomplish His will.
The important thing is that we realize that it’s up to us to seek God for His specific will for our lives. We can’t have a “whatever will be, will be” attitude like the old Doris Day song from the 1950’s. When you seek your purpose, you must ask God to reveal His will to you. Even if you don’t believe that you have a dream, be assured that you do because everything God has for you to accomplish begins with the dream he placed within your heart. Giving that dream life will empower you to achieve God’s destiny for your life.
What If You’ve Suffered Difficulty In Your Life?
God will use your adversity to bring about the completion of your dreams. Genesis 37:5 talk about a dream that Joseph had. His family didn’t understand or appreciate his dream and in fact, his brothers sold him into slavery because of it. Joseph suffered through many difficult times waiting for his dream that didn’t seem as if it would ever be fulfilled.
Joseph lived through one difficulty after another. After being sold into slavery, he was thrown into prison, accused of things he didn’t do. In time he realized that it was the difficult times he experienced that God used to prepare him to fulfill his dream. Eventually he was elevated to second in command of Egypt. Genesis 50:20 tells us that after his father died, he told his brothers, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.”
About Your Life Purpose Dream
Take action in order to realize your dreams. We all have dreams, but they don’t normally just come alive without any type of preparation to accomplish them such as making goals and then attaining them. Just because we have a dream that God created in us, doesn’t mean that He’s going to make it automatically happen. I thought that way at one time, but I was very wrong. I needed preparation first.
Thank goodness I learned that I needed refining and preparation. Looking back I can’t believe I’m the same person! It takes a lot of hard work sometimes, but it’s all worth it! Without it you can’t step out into your dream. So many times it appears that what God is leading us to do isn’t helpful, but God is in each step, leading us closer to our dreams. If He didn’t, we probably wouldn’t even recognize we’ve finally made it or we might become overwhelmed and fail without God’s refining and transformation of our hearts and minds. We also wouldn’t be able to trust God for what to do next and perhaps fall apart at the first difficulty.
When the time comes to step into your dream you’ll be ready! God will have given you the knowledge, training, inner growth, experience and character to walk with Him and have Victory! He knows the flaws in your character and heart that will keep you from your dream–so if you let Him, He’s going to turn them into winning traits so that you will have great success.
How Joseph Walked With God Through Difficult Times To Achieve His Life Purpose Dream
If we look at Joseph during his most difficult time, we see that he did something quite interesting. HE ACTED ON HIS DREAM.
Genesis 41:14 (NLT)
Pharaoh sent for Joseph at once, and he was quickly brought from the prison. After he shaved and changed his clothes, he went in and stood before Pharaoh.
Joseph didn’t sit in the prison wondering if he should do what the pharaoh had asked. This is what many of us do. We say we’re walking with God, but then when our lives take a turn that seems extreme, we don’t look to God and move forward with him, we look at ourselves. This creates doubt and an unwillingness to proceed with God to the next step. This is how Christians lose their dreams. They never take that next step that seems too daring or out of the range of their expectations. However with God we must always expect the extraordinary.
This is what Joseph did. He acted on the opportunity presented to him and stepped into his dream. It’s worth showing you how Joseph began His dream with complete trust in God, rather than thinking about how he was going to do what the Pharaoh asked of him. So I’m going to share Genesis 41:15-16.
15 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I had a dream last night, and no one here can tell me what it means. But I have heard that when you hear about a dream you can interpret it.” 16 “It is beyond my power to do this,” Joseph replied. “But God can tell you what it means and set you at ease.”
Joseph completely relied upon God to help him with the Pharaoh. He could have panicked and said within himself, “there’s no way I can do this.” But Joseph had been prepared. He already had a reputation in the prison for interpreting dreams. God gave him this ability and he was already using it. Without trusting God for this step, he would have missed out on helping the Pharaoh. Do you see the importance living your dream step by step rather than all at once? We need time to learn how to trust God and accomplish tasks that we’ll need to know to live our dream confidently. We’ll already be experienced through times of difficulty and times of great accomplishment so that we can walk with boldness as well as humility to always trust God and give Him the glory as to why we can accomplish our dream or dreams.
Making Yourself Ready For Your Life Purpose Dream
Be ready to endure whatever hardship you’re experiencing. Know that it will pay off in the end. If you just want to keep everything easy, you’ll never get beyond where you are now. This means that you’ll never receive God’s preparation and training for your dream, so you’ll never live it! This isn’t what you really want from your heart.
Your heart desires to accomplish the dream God placed in it from before the time of creation. While you’re standing still wondering what to do, your heart is yearning to fulfill the purpose it’s been given. It’s never going to stop telling you to live your dream, so you may has well follow your heart and let it lead you to your greatest purpose in life.
If you would like to learn more about life purpose and how to achieve and develop yours through scripture, I have a great source that will help you continue with God’s guidance for the rest of your life. I highly recommend this book which has helped me in my teaching this subject to other Christians. Go here to learn more about the book and it’s author, Robert V. Fullerton.