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Focusing On Your Goals

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Release Date: 06/04/2018

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Welcome to the Dare to Dream Podcast with Rev. Lisa Ealy, Episode 2. Today, our episode “Focusing on your Goals” - to manifest your dream job.

I want to take this time first to honor God as the head of my life and the director of all things Lisa including Dare2Dream.   Please allow me to read a scripture into your hearing and follow with a prayer.

 

Scripture: Phil 3:13-16

Beloved,[a] I do not consider that I have made it my own;[b] but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly[c]call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let those of us then who are mature be of the same mind; and if you think differently about anything, this too God will reveal to you. 16 Only let us hold fast to what we have attained. (NRSV)

Let us pray – Gracious God, I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning me towards —to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back. So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet! Now that we’re on the right track let’s stay on it. Amen.

Let jump right into our topic today “Focusing on your Goals” - to manifest your dream job.

When we begin to focus on our Goal, we do something called pressing in or leaning in.

So what is Press - It is a steadily applied weight or force, to move in a certain direction, Strain with urgency, haste or great attention. How fitting for our theme “Focus on the Goal, Press towards the goal.” Scripture Says to Press towards the High Calling of Jesus.  And that is so applicable to our topic today. What I know to be true is that things that are high or sitting high are often hard or hardest to reach. 

We either must stretch, get on our tippy toes, get a stepping stool, or ask for help or unfortunately never reach what it is that we were reaching for in the first place. And that won’t do when we have a goal to reach and no time for delay.  So, let’s keep on pressing, keep on reaching and keep on striving to reach and ultimately manifest our dream.

Because the only time of truth is right now.  We know that the gift of life is only given right now. We must learn to let go of past if we wish to experience our lives in the present. We must learn to let go of the pull of the future as well.

I heard a wise woman say, “that is future tripping.” which is something that may not ever come to pass, but none the less we are spending today’s energy focusing on it.

Then we have the past, the past is a memory to cherish and to grow from, and the future is promised to no one. Realize Deeply, that the present moment is all you have.

 

“If your mind carries a heavy burden of past, you will experience more of the same. The past perpetuates itself through lack of presence. The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future.” – Eckhart Tolle

 

“My Presence is my Super Power to create the future I See and Want.” The Future God is calling all of us towards.

 

Your goals, vision, and mission will drive your ability to achieve your dream career but not just that - it will also dive your ability to achieve your dream life and anything else you desire to manifest.  Let me say that again – Your goals, vision, and mission will drive your ability to achieve your dream career but not just that - it will also drive your ability to achieve your dream life land anything else you desire to manifest. 

So, keep going -  keep pressing - keep leaning in towards the prize of your highest calling, don’t hold yourself back, don’t allow fear or sticking thinking, the old self or the lizard brain to stop you. Learn to love the butterflies in your stomach and let them lead you onward towards your dream job and dream life. Just simply lean into the highest calling and look and see what happens. 

I recall when I was in my twenties… I attend a class at church during what we called them the Christian Institute. A week of intense Christian learning. The instructor talked about praying over our goals, but first shared the importance of writing them down, some call this making it plain. I call it capturing your dream planning.  It does two things, it provides a focus for your prayer - but when you achieve, and you will achieve it -  it is a reminder and will push you forward to achieve more than you ever thought possible.  

Now I do not want you to think that prayer is a magic formula or like fairy dust, but there are times when God ‘s answer to our prayer is Yes! But there are other times when the answers are - not yet, or wait and even NO.  But we need to be careful about our prayers because God’s answer of no may men this is not for you.  But don’t ever stop praying. No matter the answer.

This also reminds me of how we need to heed to what God may be saying to us and perhaps we are praying for the wrong thing, and it is a sign to keep seeking his will and keep praying.   But whatever the answer, do not give up hope in well doing. Your goal may be the journey itself.

 

Let us now turn our attention to our homework for this podcast.

 

There are a few things I need you to do these next few days as homework.

  1. What do you need to focus on?
  2. Identify if there is something holding you back?
  3. Write out 1-2 goals this week that can be accomplished in one week’s time.
  4. Journal/Meditate: I am being called to… I am being called.

 

As I close, I have a few reminders. I am so grateful for everything that is happening right now. Please take a few minutes to subscribe to the Dare2Dream Podcast and give me a review. I will be choosing reviewers at random to receive Dare2Dream t-shirts or mugs, and I know you will love them. 

I am also hoping you will share this movement with your friends and join us on social media using the hashtag #Dare2Dream.

We’ve also have a free Dare2Dream bonus that you can download and print just -  go to Dare2Dreamcareers.com to grab it. 

Before I go today, I need to hear from you and your story and what you are gleaning from this Podcast.  I would love to hear from you! If you would like to share your own Dare2Dream story, or if you have any topics you would like to hear addressed on the Dare2Dream podcast, please feel free to reach out to us via email using the form at Dare2Dreamcareers.com.  And finally, during our next episode, we will be discussing “Getting More focus in your focus” to manifest your dream.

Don’t forget - be sure to check us out at Dare2Dreamcareers.com for more information on our official launch date and to stay connected with us on our journey forward. Until then ~ Making Dream Happen!!  I’m your host, Rev. Lisa.