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“It is too easy to allow our dreams to become an escape from life rather than fuel for life.”

A thought by Erwin Raphael McManus, (2014-02-25) from his book, The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art (p. 141). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.

As you stop to think about it do you see where that is true in your life?  I mean it is so much easier to just fantasize than it is to do something about your life.  I mean to dream you have a perfect marriage especially with that other guy/gal than to set about to do what needs to be done in your marriage is so much easier.  To do something about your marriage can be hard work and who really wants to do that?  It is so much easier to dream but that doesn’t make anything better, does it?

Erwin says, “In our dreams there is no risk. This is where the creative act is vastly different from a dream. The creative act requires courage and demands action. The creative act moves us from ideation to implementation.”

What is your God-given dream?  Is it something that you just dream about?  It doesn’t have to be.  That isn’t God’s plan.  He created you with a dream to be a fuel for your life.  A dream will get you up every morning.  A dream will cause you to work hard to get yourself out of the ruts of life, to make your life meaningful and productive, to help you fulfill your potential. 

He also says, “Our best lives are lived out when we are driven by our deepest passions in the task of turning our dreams into reality. Once we know what our story is, it becomes easier and easier to know how to write the next chapter.”

So is your dream an escape or is it fuel?


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