Follow Your Dream in Life and Keep Your Eyes on the Goal

Do you have a dream you want to accomplish? Are you setting out on a path to follow your dream in life?  If there is something inside you that’s bursting at the seams, it won’t rest until you release it.

Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

In Angelou’s book, I know Why The Caged Bird Sings she writes, “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”

If you have a dream you are pursuing, why not go for it? Follow your dream in life and keep your eyes on the goal. It may lead you to unknown territories and overwhelming blessings.

In the King James Bible there is a familiar verse. James 6:16 says, “Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.”  

In translation this means, “the Lord proclaims; Stop at the crossroads and look around; ask for the ancient paths. Where is the good way? Then walk in it and find a resting place for yourselves.” 

Following Your Dreams in life or Chasing Rainbows

Most of my life I chased after rainbows; not the colorful expressions of the sky but endless dreams of finding my true calling. If I went astray for whatever reason, I was always led back to start again. I found myself – as one might say – over and over again. I thought, ‘this is it – this is what I’m meant to do’ then I would rethink it.

Living by FaithI don’t know how many times I’ve started over and never finished what I set to accomplish. More often than not, something got in my way.

Perhaps an unexpected situation took me by surprise and I had to put my dreams on hold for a while. Or someone needed my attention at the very moment I was trying to accomplish what I had set out to do.

How many times has that happened to you?

Something gets in our way and we’re facing an obstacle to reaching our goal. I like to think of it as another mountain I must climb; something I must learn before my achievements can be met.

If I get knocked down, I get back up again. It’s a temporary setback and I move ahead.

If I think too much about it, I become frustrated and then my dreams seem impossible.  I put myself back on the proverbial horse and ride towards the sunset. I know my dreams are out there.

Maya Angelou knew what she was talking about when she said, “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”

I realize what the famous line meant when they said, “God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them.”

I’m going to keep following my dreams in life and every stepping stone I must press before reaching my goal will be one step closer to a triumphant victory.


Through every trial, wisdom can be attained, and with every circumstance there’s a chance for your faith to grow. For when we live by faith and not by sight, we open ourself to the possibilities of our hearts. These are the stepping stones of our soul, our journey to the life we were born to have. I'm living the dream and in faith, I'm doing both. My gift is to share some inspiration along the way.

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