Friday, July 22, 2016

FOLLOWING YOUR DREAMS | SETTING GOALS AS A WRITER



"And whatever you do,
whether in word or deed,
do it all in the name
of the Lord Jesus,
  giving thanks to God

the Father through Him."

(Colossians 3:17)

                                                                                                              

We all have dreams...those driving pulses that spur us to action and set our souls afire. Whether small or great, each of us have deep seeded wishes we'd like to fulfill.

For me, it's writing. Nothing ignites my creative energies like sitting down at my computer and pouring out words that prayerfully will encourage and strengthen others in their faith.

Though my
dream is to one day be a published novelist, my goal is to touch lives through my writing. And, while I wait for my dream to hopefully come to fruition, I can enjoy seeing my goal fulfilled each time the Lord enables me to write an article, short-story, or devotional that sows seeds of hope and encouragement into reader's lives.

What about you? What goals and dreams do you long to achieve? While you're searching, here are some questions to keep in mind.

Is This a God-Honoring Pursuit?
Is your dream something the Lord can be a part of? As Christians, God should be involved in everything we do. If we find ourselves veering away from God in pursuit of a dream, it's time to reel ourselves in and reassess our priorities.

Is It Reachable?
Is your dream attainable? Do you have the resources or skills to achieve your ambitions? It's one thing to work toward a challenging goal, but quite another to pursue the undoable. Be certain what you hope for is in line with your abilities.

Is My Motivation Right?
What is the driving force behind your dream? Is it for God's glory, or your own? I truly believe God gives each of us individual goals to strive toward. It's up to us if we honor Him in our achievements, or ourselves. In whatever we do, we should be certain He receives the praise and that we point others to Him.

What are your goals and dreams? I'd love to hear what the Lord has accomplished through you.

Read more of Cynthia’s writing at:
http://puttingonthenew.com/author/cynthiaroemer/

View Cynthia's full website at: http://cynthiaroemer.weebly.com/


                             https://twitter.com/cynthiaroemer

6 comments:

  1. That's an interesting analysis of goal vs. dream. My goal is to support my husband's ministry to seniors. My dream is to support him by selling books.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Both sound excellent, Margaret! Thanks for sharing them. God bless!

      Delete
  2. I enjoyed your thoughts,Cynthia. My goal is to write stories that both educate and entertain children ( and occasionally an adult) My dream is to serve God by revealing my faith through my writing and pastoral work in our Anglican parish and with alocal Hospice. I try to write life stories for those ill with cancer.
    My website is https:janebuttery.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Aaah! Thanks so much for sharing this with me, Jane. It's wonderful to meet you. You have some wonderful goals & dreams for your life. God bless you in your ministries and writing.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I really enjoyed reading this. Well done. I think each of us has to ask ourselves if what we're pursuing is for God's glory. Many blessings to you on your writing journey.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Tondeleya. I appreciate you taking time to comment. God bless!

      Delete