Some of the best advice I ever received came from my boss – in the form of the Christmas gift tag shown above. He and his wife were warm and caring individuals, respected by all who worked with and knew them. I cherish these words still, as they inspire me daily.
It is sad to me that so many women wistfully say, "If only.." as if to indicate that at some point in life you have to give up your dreams and ambitions and just exist until you die. To them, I say, "NO!!! NEVER GIVE UP!" God gives us the desires of our heart, not so we can bury them, but so we can reach for them and find hope and inspiration in seeing Him answer our prayers. These are His gifts to us.
Several times in life, I have encountered dark times. Accompanying each, there was a particular dream that gave me hope and carried me through. The fulfillment of each was a direct answer to prayer. To me, this was God's way of saying He loves me and has never forsaken me.
When God lays it on my heart to pursue a dream, I create what I call my "dream wall". I put up a picture that inspires me toward that goal. I put it in a place where I will see it as a daily reminder to pray for and pursue that dream. In time, I will share those very particular dreams and answers to prayer, but for now, there is just one question I have for you:
What's on your dream wall?