I have a lot of dreams running around in my head. A list of things I’d like to do, or opportunities I wish would happen for me. But I’ve been realizing lately that it takes more than wishing for something to happen to make it a reality. It takes work.
And a lot of time that work looks humble and small. It looks like saying “yes” to the opportunities God does offer me so I can grow and learn for the next one. The work looks like studying or writing or learning a new skill that no one else might ever see, so I can be prepared. Or it might look like time spent quietly with God, discerning His will over my agenda.
Social media occasionally tricks my mind into assuming that big opportunities and answered dreams should happen overnight. I often forget when I see someone else celebrate their shining moment that it likely didn’t happen instantly, but as a result of months, or years, or decades of hard work that no one ever saw. I forget that they experienced rejection, struggle, and doubt because all I’m seeing is the end result.
Everyone starts somewhere, and in order to sustain the dream we hope to achieve, we need to put in the work to build a solid foundation. Learn everything you can. Spend five more minutes in scripture today than yesterday. Drink one more glass of water. Speak to the three people God puts in front of you like you would a stadium of 3,000. Push play on the workout.
Keep a sharp eye out for opportunities today – especially the ones dressed up like work. We’ve got this.