What’s Your Dream?

What’s Your Dream?

November is all about Thanksgiving! And I’m all about being thankful these days as well. In spite of my brain tumors, I’m feeling healthier and stronger than I have in the past few years. But since my last few blogs have been about gratitude, I’m not going to talk about gratitude today—even though I believe it’s the key to a more joyful life!

Instead, let’s talk about something else that I believe contributes to a joyful life—THE DREAM.

Notice the capital letters. We all have dreams to have a good life, however we define that. But THE DREAM is different. THE DREAM is that special dream that God pours in our heart. Ephesians 2:10 says: For we are God’s workmanship; created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Those good works are THE DREAM.

Those good works that God prepared in advance for us will make our life more joyful and more fruitful. So, do you know what your DREAM is? I was forty before I figured out mine—to be a writer. But once I figured it out, my life was never the same. I had found my purpose and loved doing it.

It took me 15 years to get my first publishing contract. That’s a long, long time! I believed God had created me to be a writer but…yes, I got tired of it taking so long. And wondered quite often if I wasn’t mistaken since it didn’t seem to be happening.

A good lesson to be learned there. Just because God wants you to do something doesn’t mean it will be easy. Think about this…Mary was chosen to bear God’s son, but look at all she went through. She was chosen but it still wasn’t easy.

All these years later, I still love writing! And everything that comes along with being a writer—book marketing—deadlines—edits and re-edits and more re-edits! God loves us and He wants us to enjoy the works He created just for us.

And for that I’m very, very grateful!

So, what were you created for—what’s your DREAM?


Lillian Duncan About Lillian Duncan

Lillian Duncan writes stories of faith mingled with murder & mayhem. She writes the type of books she loves to read—action-filled suspense with a touch of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us. Visit her website for more info.


  1. This is so true – quite often when we are called to do something, the road is almost never smooth sailing, but bumpy with a few twists and turns; and to God be the glory! 🙂

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