Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Live Your Life As a Thank You by Living Your Dream!

Day 5 -- My challenge to you today:
Live your life as a "thank You!"
Live your "thank You" by finally taking a step towards that dream in your heart!

We are created to create! We are made in the image of the Ultimate Creative Mind!. Dreams and ideas are bits and pieces of His thoughts living within us. To stifle those dreams and ideas is to reject a precious Heavenly gift.

Most dreams are not realized because of fear (fear of failing; fear of rejection; fear of looking foolish; fear of not finishing; fear of a let down when it is finished; fear of success; fear that it won't be good enough when it is finished; fear it will take too long; fear that it will not take long enough and I won't be ready for the results of it; fear of not having the resources to begin; fear of not having the resources to finish; fear that it's too soon too start; fear that it's too late to start; fear that the opportunity has come and gone; fear of being too young; fear of being too old; fear of not being attractive enough; fear of not being strong enough; fear of not being smart enough; fear that the dream is too big for you; fear that the dream is too small to be important)

Fear is a common and sometimes overwhelming excuse... but it is never a good reason.
Fear will stop you if you let it... Don't let it!

I leave you today with some wise thoughts to ponder as you take steps towards chasing your dreams!:

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
~ Eward Everett Hale

"I am so thankful for the adventure; that God puts dreams out in front of us and then provides us the imagination, wisdom, courage and strength to chase those dreams until we catch them."
~ Connie Ruth Christiansen

"Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart."
~ Psalm 37:4 NKJV

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
~ 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

"Thanksgiving is a good thing. Thanks-living is better."
~ Author Unknown

Talk to you tomorrow. :o)

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  1. Replies
    1. Hi Viola :o)
      Don't you just LOVE when words jump out and grab your heart?
      Glad to have you sign in.
      Would love to have you sign up to follow the blog... there will be more "thank you" thoughts most every day.

  2. Loving the positivity Connie and fab quotes too...God bless you for sharing love and light.
    I am now following you on the blog and twitter(i think!) blog is hope you'll get a moment to check it out please. Its all about Spiritual Guidance and Education... Have a great weekend ....peace...Dave

    1. Hi Dave
      Happy you are joining us at Thankful :o)
      Will definitely check out your blog.