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Dream-Chasers are Dream-Catchers

I am working on my dreams. People might say I am so behind at my age but I believe achieving my dreams has no deadline, right? As long as I am able, I still have the chance to get it. There are times that I feel so low especially when I feel so left out. I browse through my social media accounts and all I see are photos of my friends getting married, traveling or having dinner at fine restaurants. And when I look at myself, I have nothing to boast about – I am single, jobless, and struggling to achieve a dream that seem so impossible to others.

People often ask me why I want it. I sometimes asked myself that too. I don’t have an exact answer. I cannot give a concrete response. Why do I really want to go back to Canada? I really don’t know. All I know is that God placed that desire in my heart and with that, I am holding onto the possibility of getting there in His perfect time. I am hoping that one day, I will be able to step on snowy streets, dance under the falling sakura flowers, play with golden maple leaves, and see the perfect sunset of Patricia Bay again. It may be surreal for some, impossible for many. But with a God who provides, why would I doubt?  

So if my dream of going to a place that’s 10,000 kilometers away from where I am now, why would you doubt about yours? Those dreams, if you keep working on it, will eventually come true. If your dream is getting a great job, beings successful, or buying that BMW or that beach house, or finding true love, never lose hope. As long as you’re working towards it, all your efforts are not in vain. God sees your heart. He hears all those unuttered prayers and silent sighs. He feels the heaviness and your weariness. But take heart. Be courageous. This is not just your battle. This is HIS. God is fighting alongside with you. So be still. Relax. Your dream is on it’s way to reality. If today your chasing your dream, believe that one day you’ll be catching it. 

Keep the faith!

Stay in love! Stay in God’s love!

Dawn 🙂

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Remember To Wait, Because God Has Perfect Timing

Also posted here.

To you who feels like giving up on that one dream: don’t. You have to hold on a little bit more. Give yourself and your dream more time to materialize. You have to live to that day when you will be able to say to yourself, “I made it.” You have to believe that this long stretch of waiting and getting impatient is part of the process.

You have to cling to the hope that God has the best plans for you (Jer 29:11) and all He think about is for your greater good. Call into mind all the things you’ve done, all the sacrifices you’ve made, all the efforts you have exerted to achieve your dream. You have to stay focused. Do not falter. Keep on pushing and striving to achieve your goals.

To you who feels weary for waiting too long and wants to settle for what is available: don’t. The waiting process is really tiring. Every night, as you lay down in bed, a lot of questions may have crossed your mind, debates about the right and wrong decisions you made, about creating backup plans and fallback tactics, about regretting bad choices and not following great advice from others.

I know there is chaos inside you. I know there’s that voice telling you to stop pursuing your dream and settle for what or where you’re currently in. Don’t! Every wrong decision, every bad choice, every painful mistake is all part of the plan. The journey is painful. Going uphill is really tiring. But remember: all the obstacles and difficulties are just part of the journey, something that we should embrace and enjoy because that what makes reaching “up there” all worth it.

You have to learn to see the beauty in all these tears and failures. All those difficulties will make you stronger.

Every mistake will make you wiser. And after all, when you have weathered everything, success will be such a sweet treat. However, never focus on the destination, they say. Enjoy every turn, every climb, every stumbling block. They will mold you and make better and well-seasoned.

To you who feels like giving up and is thinking about quitting: don’t. Giving up and quitting are not for victors. You are born to do more, to be bigger. You are born to achieve. God has created you to be a conqueror. He wants you to increase your territories, to expand your horizons. God promised you a bright future. He has placed that desire in your heart, a HOPE. And He will see you through.

Quitting is for the weak of heart. It is for those who lack determination and willpower. Quitting is equivalent to failing. And if you want to succeed, quitting is not an option. It is NEVER an option.

Never give up on something you are really sure about. Never lose hope of getting what you are praying for.

At this point, God’s answer might not be a yes, but He knows the perfect timing. And a yes from Him would be worth the wait. I believe people quit praying because they thought God’ silence is a no. But sometimes, we have to hold on a little bit longer because after all, it might be a wait, a wait for His perfect timing.

The waiting process is painful because waiting is frustrating. You are subjected to pain because, only in extreme circumstances, can true beauty emerge. Only in painful events will your heart be created pure and true, pureness of love for God and being true in trust in His plans.

“There is no oil without squeezing the olives

No wine without pressing the grapes

No fragrance without crushing the flowers

And no real joy without sorrow.”

– Anonymous

Life is pressing you to bring out the best in you. All the problems and trials are crushing you so that you will exude that beautiful aroma of success. Pains and sufferings are squeezing you so that you will produce something, develop something, build your character to be able to take on bigger and more difficult challenges ahead of you.

To you who feels like giving up and is thinking about quitting: don’t. Just hold on. Hang in there. God is not through with you yet.

Your dream of a bright future is also God’s dream for you. Your dream of a better tomorrow is just around the corner. Whatever your dream, whether how small or big that may be, hold on to it. Keep it in your heart.

You may feel like you are too far from getting there, you’re never too close to achieving it but never lose hope. Whatever pain and suffering you are going through right now, feel it, just feel it. It will make you strong. No matter how deep you fall, bounce back; and bounce back higher and stronger.

There is this thing they call blessings-in-disguise. Where wrong turns, failures, tears, disappointments are not who they seem they are but are turning points and little nudges from heaven. These pains are God’s way of leading us to something better, something bigger, something more wonderful, something that we most deserve, the fulfillment of all our hearts desires.

In every failure, never be afraid to try again. You have countless chances and there are unlimited possibilities. As long as you are breathing, you can do more and be more. As long as you can hear that thud in your chest, you have endless opportunities waiting to be grabbed. Never give up. Never lose hope. And never lose sight of the beauty of what awaits you, as long as you never get tired of taking chances and holding on to God’s promises, you will eventually get there.

Bear in mind that every mistake, every wrong decision often leads us to where God wants us to be. Every pain, every tear often shapes us into who He wants us to be. Let the Maker mold you. Allow Him to shape you.

Let the waiting process be fruitful instead of painful. See the beauty in all the bumps and pauses. Remember: It’s NOT a dead end. It’s only a detour, a traffic jam or a spare tire issue. You will eventually get there, in His perfect time.

Stay in love! Stay in God’s love..

Sarah Dawn 🙂

 

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