Well, it’s about a week away from the release of my first book called “Getting Up” and I am super excited because I really believe that this book will help a lot of people rebound from devastating circumstances. Not only rebound, but GET UP and live in the destiny and purpose God has for them.
This book is the realization of a dream. A dream that started with an idea. An idea that became a full-blown passion for people to experience the God-kind-of-restoration. That dream then birthed hope, inspiration, and motivation.
Be aware though, with every dream also comes adversity. Not everyone is going to be excited about your dream. You will have adversity to your dream, think Joseph. There will be people who are “dream adverse”, I call them dream killers. These are people who are “the voice of reason”, funny thing is… no God-sized dream is ever reasonable. These short-sighted folks will be disguised as those who are close to you and maybe they really do have “your best interest at heart” but they tend to dampen the fire of passion that you have for the thing God gave you to do. These people aren’t bad and you may consider their advice. After all, there is safety in a multitude of counsellors, so don’t be so prideful and arrogant to blow off their input. They may have some valid concerns and reality checks, but ultimately they are not the Holy Spirit and they usually have no idea of what God has placed in you.
Then they’ll be dream makers. These are the people who not only believe in what you are doing, they help make it happen. They give time, energy, money… they leverage their influence to help see your dream come to fruition. These are the people that when you look back, you can truly say, “I couldn’t have done it without them.” And you always want to associate with the dream makers. I want to be a dream maker. When people think of me, I want them to look at me as someone who gave them a leg up and helped them achieve their God-given destiny and I hope that’s your desire as well.
In the end, follow what God has called you to do and if it’s a God idea, I encourage you to pursue it with all your heart! I believe in your dream and I believe in you.
How have you overcome dream adversity?
I love to journal, so whenever I feel like my dream is dying or that I’m not as passionate anymore, I flip through my journals and remind myself of all the promises God gave me, and all the “warnings” I felt he mentioned. They always stir me back up to passionately pursue my dream.
Looking forward to the release of your book, Ashley!
Thanks Jason. That’s a good idea… I’ll have to go back and check out some old entries now that you said that!
Yep, I pretty excited about finally getting it out there! Thanks for your support bro!
I surround myself with the dream makers that got me where I am… It doesn’t hurt to remind myself of who it was that got me to where I am today!
Absolutely! Having the right voices encouraging us is an essential ingredient to seeing a dream fulfilled.
I would love to get a hold of a copy. I myself have been in the parallels of addiction and would love to here what you have to say and the promises God has fulfilled in your life!
Hey Cassidy! Check it out http://ajnet.us/BuyGettingUp …I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been struggling but glad to see you are taking steps towards freedom! Go for it!
Thank you Ashley! Yes I am Two years sober. Glory to God!