Do you have a dream inside of you that just won't go away? Maybe your dream is to write a book, start your own business or buy a bigger home.
I believe we all have dreams on the inside of us and I believe these dreams were given to us for a reason.
I also believe we were given all the tools, resources and abilities to make these dreams come true. So, then the question might be, why don't we see more people living out their dreams these days?
Perhaps it is because we are scared to dream. I mean, think about it. What would happen to you, where would you be and how much would your present life change if your dream actually came true today?
Can you envision it? Close your eyes and really focus your heart and mind on your dream. Make it big. Really big. I mean like really big. How does it make you feel? Scared? Excited? Hopeless? Apathetic? Was that hard for you? Were you able to access your dream?
This is not a blog to make you feel bad. Wherever you are right now is perfect. Seriously! You are perfect.
Maybe you are pursuing your dreams like crazy right now. Good for you! Go for it. But maybe you are not.
I believe many people have given up dreaming because it seems too hard, too scary and just downright impossible.
And guess what?! It is hard, scary and most days it does feel downright freaking impossible!
But please lean in a bit closer to me right now because there is something I want to tell you...
Are you close?!
OK! Are you ready for it...
IT IS POSSIBLE!
It has taken me a very, very, very long time to feel the way I feel on the inside right now to be able to write this blog post. A LONG TIME but it is time and I am ready, more ready than I have ever been, to spread my wings and fly.
I have allowed God to work on me BIG TIME for a LONG TIME and although it has been so darn hard, it has all been worth it. Therefore, I finally feel, on the inside, that I am ready for the outside to start looking more like I have dreamed it would.
I am glad that I forged ahead to pursue my dream of creating art that would impact the world depsite all the fear, the anxiety, the doubt and the tormenting voices in my head.
You have no idea how hard this path has been since I decided to go forward in faith to pursue this dream of mine. The great news though is that nothing worthwhile is easy and it has been through the constant struggle, doubt and fear that I have actually found myself.
I have made a million mistakes and I have failed a bazillion times but I have also accomplished some major things like getting on the cover of a magazine and teaching at a body art convention. But I think the biggest accomplishment of all is the fact that I am still on the path, I have not lost faith in God and I never will.
I have not arrived. In fact, I am still a work in progress and will be for the rest of my life but I just have to tell you please believe in your dreams. Walt Disney, Steve Jobs and Micheal Jordan and are no different than you! Truly.
If I can come from the hell and bleak darkness of severe bulimia, alcoholism, drug addiction, intense self-doubt, chronic pain, migraines and anxiety and feel the way I do today, which is like a gorgeous colorful butterfly equipped with humility, wisdom, strength, poise, self-confidence and grace ready to spread her wings and paint this freaking world with her color, light and love then YOU, yes I mean YOU, the one reading this RIGHT NOW, YOU, can do anything too!
You did not just read this post for no reason. You read it because you were led to read it. This was a divine appointment led by something bigger.
So, be where you are right now because where you are right now is beautiful but at the same time, know that you have greatness in you that is more powerful than you could ever imagine. It is that greatness that scares us the most.
I can speak for myself. Not settling for anything other than greatness has not been easy. You would think it would be easier to be great but it's not. But going through the struggle to become great is part of the beauty in fighting for who you were meant to be.
So please start fighting for yourself today. You are worth it and the world needs you to be all you were meant to be. You have a little time here on earth. What are you going to do with it?
My suggestion to you today, if this post has touched you in any way, is to just start with saying this simple prayer below out loud. If you do not believe in God than just say what is comfortable for you.
God, I thank you for all the beautiful dreams you placed in me. I thank you for making just the way you have. I am sorry for not believing that I am totally and amazingly great but I know you are not mad at me or impatient with me at all. I ask you today to help me believe that you put those dreams there for a reason. I ask you to help me believe that I am reading this post for a reason. Not just to make me feel hopeless but to actually to ignite that spark inside of me that went out a bit. Thank you for all that you are and I pray that you help me spread my arms so I can fly too.
I pray all this in your Son's precious name, Jesus. Amen.
Please know that you are loved.
Spread your arms friend. It is time!
I love you!
Motivated by the radical love of Jesus, I create beautiful works of art and passionately share my testimony to free people all across the earth to also fully and completely live the life they were uniquely created for.
I blog about things that I experiene and hope will motivate, guide and inspire you toward greater creativity, fulfillment, peace, and joy in your everyday life.