The Main Reasons to Follow Your Dreams

By Rachale Kelley

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Have you ever asked yourself if you should continue to follow your dream? Would be accurate to say on many occasions, but there is something in you that refuses to quit!  I understand, as a little girl, I dreamed of having a wellness center that helped moms  who had lost their way!

Maintain Your MotivationThe dream was so big that it scared me,  so I packed it up and put it on the shelf up until a couple of years ago!

What Dream Did You Have As a Child That you are Working On, or Have You Put It On a Shelf?

Today I want to talk to you about your dreams!  I want to talk to you about living your life on purpose! One of the things that I learned a long time ago is that we all have dreams, but often times we get discouraged because our dream is too big or no one believed in us! As a result, we no longer believe in our dreams, we had no one there to support us, no one there to tell us that we can do it. Therefore we place our dreams on a shelf.

On today’s prayer and motivation call, the message was delivered that I believe will help you tremendously. One of them was a quote by Benjamin Franklin “Many people die at 25 but are not buried until they are 75”.

Before sharing the nuggets let me ask you a question. What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Do you remember when you were a child an adult asking you what do you want to be when you grow up? Well let me ask you another question, do you still get hear that question or hear other adults ask children that question?  I would say very rarely!  The older we get, the more people stop asking us questions about our dreams. People no longer support us instead they find ways to put us down and discourage us from walking in our purpose!

I’m here today to tell you that it is never too late to dream.

Most people who have been successful start seeing it around the age of 60, not saying that is how old you have to be!  I am here to compel you to your purpose. God put you here for a reason and my goal is to pull it out of you. Unfortunately, people who kill dreams had someone to kill theirs. There is a saying that says hurt people hurt people, and that is the truth! Unfortunately, no one took an interest in them and asked them about their dreams. No one celebrated their successes. Instead, someone stole from them, then they turn around and stole from you!

But my friend I’m here to tell you that the world is waiting for you, they need to hear from you. It would be a shame for you to be dead at 25, but live until you are 75 because you gave up on your dream. I am here to tell you are not a quitter and bring your dream alive again!

I was truly blessed with everything that Pastor Fredrick Crawford shared this morning!

He shared the story of Joseph’s dream and how his brothers wanted to kill him after sharing his dream with them. So my friend be careful with who you share your dreams with, because not everyone you share with will be there to support you, but instead they may try to steal or kill you!

There are two types of dream killers

1) The dream killers- the one who will discourage everything you say and do 2) The silent killer- The things your mind tells you. Like you can’t do that! You are too young, you are too old, you don’t have enough money, you are not good enough, you are not smart enough and the list goes on!

He warned us to guard ourselves against both! Also, it was suggested that you 1) Remain quite with your dreams, don’t share with everyone 2) Only share with those who have your best interest in mind! 3) Rehearse your dream over and over again in your mind until you believe it.  4) Only those who keep their dreams alive get an opportunity to experience them. 5) Encourage yourself- reading books, listening to audios, hang around like-minded people.  6)Find others who are interested in your success, that could be a mentor or a coach!  Last but not least. 7 ) Become a student, always learning something new!

Here is the assignment he gave us to do and I would like for you to do the same thing.

Grab a piece of paper and a pen and write down everything that you dreamed of when you were a kid. While writing these things down you may feel different emotions. You may feel happy, excited, overwhelmed, full of joy, feeling the way use to feel should come as no surprise!  All of these emotions are healthy and normal!

Did you know that people who have goals and dreams live longer?

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About the Author

Rachale Kelley teaches moms who desire to be home & present with their children, how to face her fears & develop skills and strategies that will help her quit her job, conquer overwhelm, believe in herself and find her voice so that she can experience true freedom in her life. She has been married for 25 years. Has 3 children, the youngest diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

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