It is time to dream again. God is saying for the month of December that it is time for you to step away, spend time with Him and begin to dream again. The things you have seen in your current life are small in comparison to what God wants to do and where He wants to take you in this next season.
It is time for you to dream again beloved. Dream again! Dream again!
As you step out and begin to dream with God, He will begin to unfold new visions, a new plan, a new hope, and a new future for you. You will begin to see things with a new perspective and greater understanding of what He is doing in this next season.
As we prepare for a new year God is preparing for a new you!
It is time for you to dream again! Dream again! Dream again!
This is a season for you to begin walking into the destiny that God has called you to. This is a season for you to begin believing God for the big things.
Don’t dream small anymore! It is time to dream big, says the Lord! It is time to dream big!
When you meet with God and dream big, then your big dreams are met with His big faith and as you pursue them, you will manifest the reality of what it is that your heart hopes for and desires. It is the season for your heart’s desires to be redefined, for your heart’s desires to be fulfilled and to come into manifestation on the Earth.
It is the season for the acceleration and advancement of dreams and opportunities. Great things await in the coming year for you beloved. Great things await!
Dream again! Dream again! Dream again!
In this month’s prophetic word, I want to share with you five keys that will help you manifest your dreams. Dreaming with God is the beginning of the manifestations of your promises. We can dream with God, but we have to also put legs on our dreams and we have to walk in faith and obedience to the actions that He gives us.
These five strategies will help you overcome procrastination and will help you break through the things that are holding you back from being able to walk into the fullness of your dreams.
5 Keys to Manifest Your Dreams
Big dreams require big faith, and big faith requires big action. The Bible says this:
My dear brothers and sisters, what good is it if someone claims to have faith but demonstrates no good works to prove it? How could this kind of faith save anyone? James 2:14 TPT
And goes on to say …
So then faith that doesn’t involve action is phony [dead or fruitless]. James 2:17 TPT
You can have dreams, and you can have all of the faith in the world that they are going to happen, but if you never take action, then your dreams will remain dead and lifeless. To breathe life into your dreams, you must be ready and willing to take action.
So here are the 5 key steps that you can use to begin putting legs to your dreams today and get them moving forward in the right direction.
#1 Have a Dream—Know Your Dream!
Clearly, the first step to really manifesting your dreams, is that you have to first have a dream that is clearly defined with an identified outcome. What exactly is your expected end?
Once you know the destination, you can begin mapping out a plan of action to help get you there. So as youbegin to dream with God this month, take an extra step in defining that dream by looking at the desired outcome. Know what it is that you want and clearly define it in your heart and your mind. Then go for it!
#2 Visualize It and Believe It!
In order for something to develop life and grow, you must believe that it is possible and actually see it in your heart and your spirit. Practice visualizing and feeling what it is like for that dream to be a reality in your life. Even if you spend just a few minutes each day thinking about what it will feel like when it is real. This will help keep your energy and motivation up and moving toward the goal, even on the difficult days.
You really have to believe in yourself and your God given ability to bring your dreams into reality. You and God make a winning dream team. With Him on your side, all things are possible. There is no reason to doubt yourself or God’s ability to bless your actions and help you see the fulfillment of your dreams.
… what seems impossible to you is never impossible to God! Matthew 19:26b TPT
Practical Tip: Create a vision board. Get a visual picture of the things you are dreaming about and keep it in front of you. I have used this technique over and over again and have seen it work without fail. When you keep the vision in front of your eyes, your subconscious mind works behind the scenes to move you in the direction of that thing.
#3 Write it Down—Make an Action Plan!
It is important to write your dream down, to make an action plan for how you are going to get from where you are now to where you want to be. I do this every year. In the last few weeks of December, and sometimes rolling over into the first couple of weeks of January, I spend time, re-evaluating my dreams and developing an action plan for the coming months and years.
Then the Lord answered me and said, “Write down the special dream on stone so that one may read it in a hurry. Habakkuk 2:2 NLV
It is important that we do this so that we have a clear “plan” for running and moving forward with the dreams and visions God has placed in our hearts to do.
Once you have your dreams and your action steps written down, then use your plan along with your visualizations and your vision board (from Step 2 above) as tools to help you stay motivated to charge ahead each day.
These things will help you stay focused on the hard days and when discouragement or adversity tries to distract you.
#4 Set Boundaries and Be Disciplined!
It is important when you are pursing your dreams that you stay focused and avoid distractions and being pulled away from the plan you have set in place for yourself and your future.
One way to do this is to determine and set boundaries on your time and be disciplined about sticking to it. There will always be little distractions, sometimes even good and fun things that will compete for your time and energy, but it is important for you to be focused on moving your dreams forward. Sometimes this requires saying “no” to the good, so you can say “yes” to the great.
Your dreams deserve the best part of you. So find the time in your schedule to dedicate to YOU and to YOUR dreams each day.
I call this “Dream Time” and I write it into my schedule every day, and barring emergencies, it is non-negotiable and nothing else is allowed in that space … this Dream Time is MY time to take action toward one or more of my dreams and goals.
#5 Take Consistent Action
Small steps taken daily over time add up to big dreams being fulfilled. One of my spiritual mentors, Doug Addison, taught me how to develop this “breakthrough lifestyle” by taking daily steps, no matter how small toward your dreams or goals.
Do something every day toward your dreams and make every day count. Even if it is as small as doing some research on the internet. It is a step in the direction of where you want to go. If you don’t take the small steps then the big steps never come.
Give your dreams the attention they deserve each and every day. Your time matters, and you owe it to yourself and to your dreams to make them just as important in your daily schedule as you make other things.
In closing, I want to give you a bonus strategy, that may in fact be the most important of all. Are you ready? Here goes …
Stop caring what other people think!
So many people derail their dreams because they care too much about what other people think. To pursue your dreams to the fullest, you have to be ready to abandon and free yourself from the thoughts and opinions of others. It is your life. Live your life in pursuit of what makes you happy, despite what others think!
As you pursue your dreams with God, then He will surround you with people who will support and encourage you. But, also be ready for people to reveal their true colors to you, and if necessary be ready to make changes to your social circle.
It is important that you are surrounded with those who love and support you in the pursuit of your dreams, not those who try to steal them or derail you.
Prayer and Activation
Father, I thank you for my friends reading this article. I thank you for their love and their faithfulness to you. I ask God that you would ignite within their hearts this month a new passion to dream with you. As they take these steps toward dreaming big with you this month, I ask that you would, reveal to them the steps they need to take, the time they need to set boundaries around and the people they need to associate with (or omit) in their lives. God, I ask for your blessings on their dreams, your protection over their dream time, and for your favor on the pursuit and fulfillment of what you have placed in their heart to do in this next year, in Jesus’ name!
Dreaming Big with God!
Dr. Krista Abbott
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Dr. Krista Abbott is an Internet revivalist, author, speaker, creator, and coach spreading a message of love and hope. She is passionate about helping people discover and fulfill their purpose in life while equipping them with the resources they need to realize success. Through her business, Krista serves multiple international clients in the areas of publishing, writing, product development, social media management, internet marketing, and leadership training, as well as business and life coaching.
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