Words to SPARK your Heart-Song from our co-founder Sherry Douglas.
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Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. Last week we had a post that said, “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” Many of us don’t resonate with the words “dream,” “goal,” or “deadline.” We can think of dreams as being pie-in-the-sky wishes that never come true because we had to grow up. There are many reasons, in addition to living day-to-day, why we don’t set goals. And the word “deadline” can send shivers up our spines because of the stress associated with them. However, if dreams are pie-in-the-sky, then why do we know others who are living their dreams? And what about those who not only meet their goals, but surpass them? And, without deadlines, many important events and celebrations in our lives would never take place.
So, where do we start? Just start dreaming! Ask one or two trusted friends to play “What if?”. Place a large sheet of paper and marker on a table. Ask one of the others to be the writer. Set a timer for five minutes and you ask aloud the question, “What if I….?” and everyone, including you, answers that question quickly and repeatedly. The idea is to get many options on the paper rapidly. This is to be a fast-moving exercise with everyone participating. It’s basically a brainstorming session and in brainstorming, there’s no time for critique or discussion. No time for anyone to say, “That won’t work.” It’s just throwing out ideas and getting them on paper. At the end of the five minutes, the next step is for you to circle three of the ideas that seem interesting or make your heart beat a little faster. After your selection, take time to share why those three made the top of the list. Within a day or two, start checking out the ideas you circled, and be sure to keep the others tuned in to what you’re discovering. None of these three may end up being a dream you live out, but maybe one will! And, keep your paper handy, you may want to refer to it.
Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” Partner with the Lord to chase your dreams, and He’ll help you with the next steps. Live the way you want to be remembered! See you next week.