Today we are dreaming about our future. Day to day life doesn’t always encourage or inspire dreaming. Let’s try to recapture that innocence of our youth and allow ourselves the time and space to dream.
Forget the realities of the moment and think about these areas of your life. Feel free to add more, this is what I started with:
Function – work/purpose ( Clearly I was trying to make them fit in all f’s:)
Take time to be still. What are your dreams for these parts of your life? What would the ideal be?
Fight the filters that will come as you do this exercise. I sometimes stop my own dreams by editing, doubting, letting the whispers of the past creep in. When that happens take a breath and take back your dream. Give yourself the freedom to think beyond your current realities.
Think about each of these categories and write down what you would like these areas to look like.
How do you want to feel? What are your dreams for your family? What would moments in that life look like?
Donald Miller suggests starting with the end. What do you want to be remembered for? What do you want your legacy to be? How do you want your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews to remember you?
I want my life to have had meaning. I don’t want to waste what the Lord gave me. I want to be remembered for being fearless and embracing life. I want my niece and nephews to remember the laughter and fun; but also that I was a woman of truth and integrity. I want them to have seen God’s truth and grace in me.
I have to fight the fears and embrace life, find the beauty in each day. I am pushing through to create something more, something with more roots.
This post is part of the 31 Days of Creating Meaningful Moments. You can see the entire series here as it enfolds.0