Dreamer Workshop is a series with practical tips you can use to move forward and accomplish your big dreams. Whether your goals are related to business or blogging, family or fitness, these tips will help you TAKE STEPS towards seeing your dreams become reality.
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Tip #3: Do Work, Son!
“Hard work beats talent (but only if talent doesn’t work hard)” –Dr. Piers Steel
There is no way around it, friends. If you want to see your big dreams come true, you’re going to have to do the work. The success of your business, marriage, family, blog, ministry, etc. isn’t based on luck, but on how much effort you’re willing to put in.
I find many Christians, myself including, feel if God wants our dreams to come true, then He’ll make it happen for us. And in the mean time we sit around waiting for that miraculous moment.
But I believe God has put tools in each of our hands (gifts, abilities, passions, opportunities) and it is our responsibility to make good use of what He’s given us. Yes, He will bring the increase, but we still need to do the work!
“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.” – 1 Corinthians 3:6-9
What tools have you been given to use? Are you doing the work, or sitting around waiting for a lightening bolt from heaven?
I do believe that God has perfect timing and sometimes He asks us to wait on certain things. This happened to me with my book. I knew for a long time I was going to write a book, but I only felt the go-ahead from God about ten years after I had the original idea! However, in the meantime I prepared by getting my B.A. in English, writing articles, blogging, and refining my writing skills.
There was still a lot of work to do!!
There you have it, Tip #3. Do Work, Son!
For more inspiration check out Tip #1 and Tip #2 and if you’re really keen, have a look at this article.