Angela Carr Patterson

*There is an old saying, “Keep the Dream Alive.” But how do we really keep the dream alive? You do it by taking action.

It’s not enough to write your dream in your journal; create a vision board or get with friends to brag about what you are “going to do.”  You have got to take action for your dream to become a living thing.

It never ceases to amaze me when folks sit around and talk about all the wonderful things they are going to do this year. But when I ask them about what they’ve already done to get the ball rolling, I usually get a blank stare. Or some folks will say that they’re waiting on the Lord. I’ve got news for you; The Lord is waiting on you.

In the bible when God gave Moses the command to deliver the children of Israel out of Pharaoh’s hands, Moses offered God excuses of why he couldn’t do it. But God asked Moses a question that I think all of us need to answer, “What’s in your hands?”

What do you have in your hands right now that will enable you to take action? Many of us are gifted with enormous talents to use in ways which could bring so much good to the planet. The only thing that is standing between you and your dream is your next step. It’s not enough to know what to do and how to do it.  The dream becomes alive and powerful, when you just do it.   

I want to encourage you to take an inventory of what you already have in your possession. Perhaps you don’t have the money to start that new business. But you can offer a free workshop to an organization or company that will give you the opportunity to introduce your services and products.  Maybe you don’t have the money to record your new song, but you do have the vocals to sing free at the next community event.  

Just like with Moses, when you begin to use what’s in your hand, God will add power and miracles to your efforts which always produce success! What’s in your hands? Grab hold to what you have and take your next step. In doing so, you will always keep the Dream Alive!!

Angela Carr Patterson is a Lifestyle Coach, Author and Transformational Speaker.  She is the founder of The Love Lifestyle Center, and The Love Story Women Circle, an online global community of women seeking to embrace love, celebration and transformation in their lives. Their goal is to reach one million women through the internet. Contact via [email protected]