Keep Your Dreams Alive

Hi, I feel totally blessed to be right here, right now, doing what I love to do – Write! It is an awesome feeling to live your dreams now. This year I want to encourage you to do the same. Step out on faith and begin to do what you really and truly want to do in your life. I know it may not be easy, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible. With God all things are possible.

I have experienced some ups and some downs. This past year I had to make a decision that is going to change the course of my literary career. I believe it is for the best. God opened doors for me that no man can shut and He has also closed doors that no man can open. It’s hard to make changes sometimes, but if we ever plan to move forward, it all starts with putting one foot in front of the other. I could have remained where I was in my life and probably would have been content. But, I believe in my heart, spirit and soul that God has so much more planned for me. In order to receive and claim what He has, I had to be obedient. It’s frightening sometimes to move away from the things of the past when you don’t know exactly what awaits you in the future. Yet, how will you know what awaits you if you don’t move toward it?

I can only speak for myself, and hope you will take time to ponder on what you are supposed to be doing in your life. What dreams do you have? What are the desires of your heart? Where do you want to go? What places do you want to see? What is your biggest passion in life? Whatever it is, you can achieve it, but you must not only believe in Yourself, you must believe that nothing is too hard for God.

I may tremble and sometimes I might even falter, but I refuse to give up or give in. I am going to keep doing what I have been called to do. I am going to keep writing, keep sharing, keep striving to do better and be better. I do not want to leave this earth without having put my all into being the person I was designed to be. I believe great things are in store for me and for YOU!

If you want 2012 to be better than 2011, then get up, get moving and get started. No need to make resolutions, just do it. Friends, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead (Phillipians 3:13).

One last thing I want to leave with you: “…What things soever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them (Mark 11:24). I don’t know about you, but I am grateful for the things the past has taught me, but I can’t look back; I won’t look back. I am expecting the best in my life and for my life because I believe. Won’t you believe too!

From God’s Amazing Girl
to Each One of YOU!

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About Shelia Lipsey

Multi award winning author, book editor, literary consultant, asst. acquisitions editor at Bonita And Hodge Publishing, (www.bonitaandhodgepublishing.com) founder of Black Writers And Book Clubs Literacy Festival (www.bwabcliteracyfestival.com)

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