Is their anything more inspiring than the Olympics?! I can't think of anything. I know for me stories of grit and perseverance inspire me to keep going. It also had me thinking how alike all those athletes are. Yes they might compete in completely different events but they all have one thing in common; they took action on their dream.
Todays post is going to be about taking action on the dream that God has put on your heart. Some of you might be saying, "But Leah, I don't even know what to do first!" Well to be honest, starting is the hardest part. The simplest, yet the hardest. However, you're full of all these great ideas and ambition is just pouring out of you. You are exuberant when telling your mom and friends of the dream that is aching in your soul. If they really care they ask you what you're going to do, to which you freeze and say, "I'm not sure." (Sound of air coming out of a ballon.)
Now you might feel a bit deflated at this point but that's ok! Everyone's been there. I have too. But I want to encourage you to keep seeking after what it is that was put on your heart. It's not some weird deep desire to go start a farm in Africa somewhere even though you grew up in the upper east side of NYC. Other people might find it strange but guess what, it's not their dream! He has given everyone a unique path to take. We can try and do what society expects from us but in the end we don't have much control AND we will feel unfulfilled. Proverbs 16:9.
Starting can be as simple as doing research of others who have gone before you. It can be following a role model on Twitter or Instagram. Another highly underutilized tool is to pray. Ask God what you should do. Ask Him to invite people into your life that believe in you. Then watch Him work. You have done your part, now let Him do His.
If you just start you will amaze yourself. I promise.
“In the same way that you gave me a mission in the world, I give them a mission in the world.” (John 17:18 MSG)
Just do it. (No this is not sponsored by Nike).
Love you Always,