Everyone has dreams but very few people make their dreams a reality. The dreams we have are usually connected to our purpose for existing, but how do we fulfill our purpose?
In this article, we’d like to discuss the four actions every dreamer should take. For those of us who’ve identified our purpose and dream, here are four actions one should take to see that dream become a reality. Every uncommon person, has taken steps like these to make them unlike anyone else. Let’s jump right into them.
Action 1: Get Your Feet Wet
“He walked to the east with a measuring tape and measured off fifteen hundred feet, leading me through water that was ankle-deep.” – bible.com/97/ezk.47.3-5.msg
When a person comes up with a fabulous idea, he will ease into the idea like a person who steps into a stream of ankle-high water. The water is calm and all seems peaceful, bearable and manageable. The first step for any dreamer should be to go ahead and get your feet wet. Don’t allow the “common” resistance to getting into the water keep you from seeing your dream become a reality. Ordinary people die without ever having gotten their feet wet with the dream they have inside of them.
Action 2: Get Knee-deep and Waist-deep
“He measured off another fifteen hundred feet, leading me through water that was knee-deep. He measured off another fifteen hundred feet, leading me through water waist-deep.” – bible.com/97/ezk.47.3-5.msg
Once the initial encounter of the idea wears away, the person with the dream is no longer satisfied with just the shallow, ankle-high depth, but wants more so he is willing to go further. Now the concept of the idea – his dream – starts to take shape or “grow legs”. He/she begins to see that the dream is at least possible. He/she steps into the knee-deep and even the waist-deep waters. Now the dream becomes really interesting. Don’t allow being knee-deep or even waste-deep to frighten you out of your dream. This is what’s required to see that the dream comes to pass; to go beyond what’s “normal”.
Action 3: Get in Over Your Head
“He measured off another fifteen hundred feet. By now it was a river over my head, water to swim in, water no one could possibly walk through.” – bible.com/97/ezk.47.3-5.msg
It’s only when the dream begins to become like a river too deep to walk across and too deep to walk through, that ordinary people become afraid and bail out. It’s so deep it covers the head and swimming becomes necessary. It’s time you learned a new skill, how to swim, so to speak. At this depth, the water, your dream, takes on incredible risk. It becomes too big for any one person, you, to control. That’s what happens when you have a God-sized dream. That’s what it’s like when you fulfill your purpose in life. Let’s get in over our heads.
Action 4: Get Carried Away
“When it empties into those waters, the sea will become fresh.
Wherever the river flows, life will flourish—great schools of fish—because the river is turning the salt sea into fresh water.
Where the river flows, life abounds. ” – bible.com/97/ezk.47.8-10.msg
Your dream and life purpose is like this river and has the potential to bring life to the dead areas in your life and others’.
Your dream and purpose has the ability to create life, prosperity, and abundance in a place that never had it. It will require you to take the plunge into the deep. It requires that you allow your dream, passion and purpose to flow like a river.
Question: What’s holding you back from taking the first step of getting your feet wet? Leave a comment below.