3 Reasons to Follow Our Dreams

It seems that many of us settle for things in life. Even when we have a clear idea of what we like to do, what we love to do, and know why we want to do it.

My dream has been to get back to full-time writing. It’s a challenge because the initial income is less than ideal and the focus required means that I must be willing to sacrifice in order to make that happen. I must be willing to move to a part of the country where I can afford to comfortably support my family on a writing income and that means moving away from family and friends. Uproot in order to plant my family where we can be used by the Lord in a far more effective way.

So many things can pull us away from and even make us sacrifice our God-given dreams. Do you want to be an author? A pastor, a missionary, an artist, a musician? It is going to require sacrifice and mental drive, a drive to succeed in spite of the messages to the contrary from the voices inside ourselves.

Here are three reasons we need to follow our dreams:

  1. To remove ourselves from our comfort zones so that we can grow in deep and meaningful ways
  2. To find greater fulfillment in life by doing the thing we are passionate about
  3. And, perhaps most importantly, to better the world with the gifts that God has given us

Question: What obstacles stand in the way of you achieving your dreams?


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Most obvious thing about me is how much I love reading and writing. This is truly my passion and has been for almost as long as I can remember. I know that sounds cliche, but it is true. Growing up in a conservative Christian home I learned to value God, intelligence, and life. I am always learning. I am a husband and a father of three young children. I love my family and my life. God is good and I attribute my success to His provision.

Great fantasy stories are a lot of fun. I write the stories that I want to read and am fortunate enough to have several published novels under my belt as well as more in the pipeline.

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2 thoughts on “3 Reasons to Follow Our Dreams

  1. I think fear is one of the biggest things that keeps me from my own dreams. Comfort zones can be such a deadly trap to sink into, and change itself, whether good or bad, has always been difficult for me. I appreciate your inspiring post, Scott! Just what I needed to hear right now :)

    • Glad to hear that this encouraged you! It really is so easy to get discouraged from our dreams, isn’t it? You are right: fear is a big part of it. I slip into that more often than I care to admit, but deep down I know that fear is the enemy of spiritual and financial success.