Do you have a goal you’ve been meaning to pursue, but haven’t accomplished yet?
Many of us have heard God concerning our destiny and have many wonderful dreams or great ideas, but — when it comes to taking action — we have trouble making progress with concrete steps towards these goals.
So how can we turn these dreams into reality? Here are four practical steps you can take right now!
1. Decide what to focus on first.
We are in a season right now when God is calling many people to write books, start ministries or businesses, or do things that you might have put off. The hardest part of this is simply getting started.
It’s important to understand that saying “yes” to one doesn’t mean saying “no” to all the others. Sometimes we have to say “not right now” to some ideas so we can focus our efforts towards completing one task at a time.
2. Take small steps towards your dream every day.
When I was writing my new book, Hearing God Every Day, it was hard to find the time and energy to take on this large project the LORD had asked me to do. It’s easy to put off things or procrastinate when this happens because the task at hand feels so big.
This is why I chose the strategy to do one small step towards my goal every day. Remember, every book was written one word at a time — just like every goal was accomplished one task at a time!
“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.” Zechariah 4:10 NLT.
There’s no need to feel like you have to accomplish your goal all at once. It takes time to make dreams come alive. Also important is knowing how to stop the dream thief of procrastination.
3. Do what works for you.
I also needed to write my book in the way that works for me. I put up large poster boards on my wall so I could visually see how my book would come together.
God designed you to function in a specific way. You don’t have to fight against it — work with it!
“But by the grace of God I am what I am.” 1 Corinthians 15:10 NIV
The world needs to hear the message God has given you in the unique way God spoke it to you.
4. Get a solid support system.
I brought together a small group of friends who helped pull the message out of me and helped organize it for my latest book, Hearing God Every Day.
Don’t feel as if you have to accomplish your dreams all on your own. God will often send friends, leaders and partners to help you!
This is a time for your dreams to become a reality! I can’t wait to see what happens.
~ Doug Addison
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Doug Addisonis a prominent conference speaker captivating audiences with clean stand-up comedy and high energy prophetic messages, also shared on TV, radio and the Internet for over a decade. He brings laughter, fun and a unique prophetic style while empowering people to transform their lives, discover their destiny and understand dreams, tattoos and piercings. His powerful messages stay with his audiences long after hearing him.