Many times, when we pursue our dreams and fail, we tend to give up easily and allow our failures to clutter our purpose. When you give up on yourself you are allowing the enemy to win. Losing and giving up on your dreams is not an option. God has not created you to give up on you but to be the best version of yourself and to live and fulfill every dream He has placed on the inside of you.
Here are 8 tips that I know will help you and give you the courage to dream again.
TIP 1- BELIEVE IN YOURSELF In everything you do, you’ve got to believe in yourself, even when everything around you is very discouraging to your future. When you are faced with failure and a lot of setbacks choose to believe in yourself. When you are pursing your dreams there are always going to be a lot of naysayers and negative people around you that are always going to discourage you from pursing your dreams and tell you that you are not good enough but don’t believe them. Believe in yourself and know that God has given you all the strength you need to pursue dreams and win.
TIP 2- SET GOALS Goal setting will provide a long-term vision in your life, which enables you to achieve your dreams. We all need powerful, long-term goals to help us get past those short-term obstacles. The more powerful your goals are, the more you’ll be able to act on and guarantee that they will actually come to pass. Goal setting is powerful because it provides focus. It shapes your dreams. It gives you the ability to do the exact actions you need to perform and achieve everything you have desired in life. Set goals for everything you want to be and accomplish in life.
TIP 3- WRITE YOUR VISION DOWN AND MAKE IT PLAIN When you know what you want, sit down with a pen and paper or journal and write down your dreams. Put your dreams in an open space where you can visualize on them every day and night. Remember what you visualize is what you become and what you think about daily is what you conceive in your spirit or heart and then manifest. Whatever dream you have let it be a part of your every waking moment. Review your written dreams and goals often and keep yourself driven and motivated to achieve them. And the LORD answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. Habakkuk 2:2
TIP 4- DON’T QUIT/ DON’T GIVE UP No matter what hardships and challenges you encounter don’t give up or lose faith in your dreams. Just know the greater the attack against your dreams the greater the blessing you are going have. You are on the right track, hang in there and know its all going to be worth it. Isaiah 40:29-31-He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint
TIP 5- FORGIVE YOURSELF As you are pursuing your dreams you are going to be faced with situations where you are going to make mistakes in your decisions, actions, which were either caused or triggered by panic, pressure, shame and fear. In those situations, you are going to learn to give yourself room to breathe, don’t be hard on yourself. Forgive yourself always and know its okay to try and try again. Romans 8:1 -There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
TIP 6- ENCOURAGE YOURSELF IN YOUR JOURNEY Celebrate your victories and see the beauty in your flaws and failures and realize you are stronger than you used to be. Encouraging yourself is very powerful especially in the times when you feel like giving up and when everything is going wrong and your failing in your path. Remember this, the bible says, “All things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”. Romans 8:28
TIP 7- DON’T DOUBT YOURSELF When you are pursing your dreams it’s very important no to doubt yourself and your process. Even when the times and seasons in your life are very challenging. Don’t second guess yourself because when you do, you will be overwhelmed and lose focus on your dreams which will cause you a lot of stress and eventually you will give up. Hang in there and trust God with your dreams. A person who has doubts is thinking about two different things at the same time and can’t make up his mind about anything and unstable in all his ways. James 1:8
TIP 8 – HAVE COURAGE AND TAKE ACTION When you have realized what you want to do in life and you know what dreams you want to accomplish, you’ve listed them down and set all your plans and now it’s the time to act. Your dreams are not going to happen by themselves. You must do all that is required of you without hesitation or fear of failure. Have the courage within yourself and know that God has given the power to do this. You have it in to accomplish anything you put your mind to. Deuteronomy 31:6- Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.
Love Always, Antoinette
Antoinette’s purpose is to inspire and motivate you to pursue your dreams, live a life of purpose and walk into your destiny and win in every area of your life doing it God’s way.