Have you ever heard the phrase "A goal is just a dream with a deadline?" I'm pretty sure we've all heard that at least a time or two. I've been spending a lot of time thinking about dreams lately. It's funny how much your dreams change over time. When I was a kid I didn't have any clear idea what my dream was when I grew up. I never had a huge passion for one specific thing. I mean, clearly I didn't wake up one day and say, "I want to be a doctor." Yeah right! That's way too much school for me. I honestly never excelled at any classes in school. And I used to be ashamed of that, but not anymore. When it came time to go to college, the only thing I knew how to do well was put together an outfit. I was actually awarded best dressed my senior year of high school. And I'm still so proud of that tiny little title. Because I went to a Private Christian Catholic School, this wasn't an easy to achievement with such a strict dress code. One that I may or may not have broken on special occasions to make sure my outfit was on point. Since this was the only thing I was good at, besides talking and making friends, I decided to go to college for Fashion. Deep down I know that I've always wanted to own my own boutique. Something different than all the rest, and mark my words, one day it'll happen. Dreams evolve. I spent almost 15 years in the restaurant industry. Feeling so beaten down. Like I'd never get ahead, have a career, be able to find a job I love, be able to live my life for myself. And you know what? It's okay to stay somewhere you're comfortable but one day you're going to realize that there is more out there for you. That God is calling you to a better life than where you are right now. We don't always start out on the right foot, some of us have to grow into our dreams. And you know what? That's perfectly okay. I never in a million years thought that a Christian Lifestyle company would become my dream in my twenties. The beginning of my twenties were spent wasting my time on things that didn't better me and that sure as heck weren't pleasing to The Lord. Dreams change. We work so hard for things just to realize that we're not using the gifts that God has given us. Imagine how different and fulfilled your life could be if you decided to live out your dream? I never thought it would happen to me, literally ever. I've always had a lot of self doubt. What's crazy is the way in which God works. As I type this blog post tonight I remembered that I forgot to look at the Bible verse of the day. So I pulled my phone out and read this, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28. What a perfect verse to tie into this. The truth is we all have a purpose. God has laid out a plan for our lives. Sometimes it feels like we're all alone on this ride, but we're not. I really encourage you to embrace the change your dreams can make. Will you want to give up? Yes. Will you listen to other people doubt you? Yes. Will you want to stay comfortable? Yes. Will you regret it? NO! We are always in control of our lives. I think that personally, at this point in my life, I have really had to remind myself that over and over and over again so that I can believe it. It doesn't matter what anyone else is doing. They could drive a Mercedes and make 150k a year and guess what? Fulfillment in life comes from living out your God given dream. It doesn't matter what people think you should do with YOUR life. It doesn't matter if you feel discouraged or abandoned or too weak to live your dream. The enemy will try to get into every crevice of your life if you let him. Tell that devil, not today satan and get to living. What are you waiting for?