Living Out Your Best Life {What To Do With Your Unspoken Dreams?}


Chelsea was a dreamer. Since she was a little girl, she just knew she was created to live out great pursuits and endeavors. Perhaps it was the little voice inside which didn’t allow her to give up, “Chelsea, you were created for more than this. You don’t belong here. You weren’t created for mediocre living.”

Or perhaps it was the fight in her. That spirit of hers, which many times was considered rebellious, stubborn, and strong-willed, that part of her kept her pushing on. They kept her pressing against the strong and exhausting winds of trials and testing.

Can you relate to Chelsea’s story? 

Are you tired? Maybe you want to live {In Pursuit} of God’s best for your life, but you just don’t have the energy or strength to keep hoping for change.

What do you do with your unspoken dreams? Do you give up on them, because life keeps getting in the way of their fulfillment? Do you resign them because you’re tired of being disappointed?

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Living Out Your Best Life

I know situations can be exhausting and trials can be oh-so-discouraging. But won’t you dream with me? Even more than that, won’t you speak those unspoken dreams with me?  

Let’s stand up, fiercely and boldly- You, Chelsea, and I. Let’s maintain our position in spite of the opposing winds and let’s choose to live the abundant life God has for us.

How will we do this?

  1. Prayer– We need clarity on God’s dreams for our lives. We need direction and guidance. It all starts in our prayer room (prayer couch, prayer chair, prayer corner…).
  2. Get honest with yourself– We can’t change something we don’t acknowledge. Get real with yourself. What needs change now?
  3. Write the vision– “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it,” (Habakuk 2:2). You can’t run the course if you don’t know what it looks like. What does living your best life look like? Freestyle Map-it with this free printable. 
  4. Look beyond the current obstacle– We get so distracted and discouraged because of all the obstacles in front of us here. But look ahead at the goal. Look ahead at the fruit that results from living out your best life. Let God’s best be your motivation.
  5. Be strengthened in Christ– So you’ve prayed about it, you’ve gotten real with yourself, you’ve written the vision, and you’re looking at the fruit ahead… great job! However, don’t operate this ride on your own. You won’t get too far because soon enough you will run out of fuel. Your strength is in the Lord. He is looking for hearts fully committed to Him that He may strengthen them (2 Chronicles 16:9).
  6. Speak It– Let that unspoken dream out of its hiding den. Speak about it to those who can help encourage and nurture the dream. Courage rises up when we take our dreams out of hiding.
  7. Pursue It– Unfortunately, the fulfillment of dreams will not fall into your lap just because you’re a nice gal. “Whatever you do, do it with all your heart, as unto the Lord,” (Colossians 3:23). Pursue that dream with excellence. Grow. Learn. Master it.
  8. Don’t give up– Mark this down. Because you will experience it. There will be hundreds of reasons attempting to convince you of why you should give up. Quiet the voices and Do. Not. Give. Up! Get rid of The Quit Option.
  9. Show up– The greatest defeat in living out your best life is inconsistent living. Those unspoken dreams have now been spoken, but unless you show up consistently, every day, to live them out, they’re just that- dreams. Show up. Be present. Be here now!

Today’s Challenge:

Make a decision to pursue God’s best for your life. Make a decision to free those unspoken dreams that they might grow! Do you dare dream with me? I hope so!

Know of someone who would benefit from this article? Consider sharing it.

Question: What are your biggest obstacles in pursuing God’s best for your life? Leave me your comments below. 

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Posted on June 4, 2013, in 2013 {Live Life Fully Committed} Challenge, DAILY LIFE, LIFE, LIFE GOALS, SPIRITUAL GROWTH. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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