Dreams Don’t Expire: Creative Motivation

Dreams don’t have an expiration date.” ~ Jesse Duplantis

As long as there is still breath in your lungs and life in your heart, there is still time for you to achieve your dream. Dreams are seeds, and with all things born of seeds, they have their season to grow.

The word of God says it like this,

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” ~ECCLESIASTES 3:1 KJV (See vs 1-8)

Maybe your dream has not yet come into its season. DON’T. GIVE. UP! There is still time. Maybe you are someone who has invested many years, along with tears, into a vision that seems to remain fruitless or blurred. Again I say, don’t give up.

If you know in the center of your being that what you are aiming to do is from God, and screams to be birthed, no matter the obstacles or the detours, keep holding out in faith and keep cultivating what is inside of you.

Joseph had many dreams to become a ruler, but it took seventeen years of sorrow and trials before he had developed the character to reign over Egypt.  (GENESIS 37-44)

Even Moses had to spend some time in the wilderness–forty years to be exact–before he was able to truly take up the mantle of deliverer of the Children of Israel from Egyptian bondage.

Abraham, the Father of our Faith, had to weight twenty-five years before the child of promise, Isaac, was conceived from the barren womb of his wife Sarah.

All of these people of faith had to operate in faith, no matter the challenges before they received what they dreamed of in their spirits.

So do we.

The truth is that dreams don’t expire, but people can sometimes in the midst of a seeming defeat throw them away.

Don’t throw your dreams away. Take whatever steps you can today to prepare for your tomorrow. Little seeds bear great fruit if cultivated with care. Keep the faith and keep pressing. Your season is yet to come!

Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy. Though one goes along weeping, carrying the bag of seed, he will surely come back with shouts of joy, carrying his sheaves. ~PSALM 126:5-6 CSB

~Dream. Imagine. Believe. Do. CONQUER!



1,000 Stories: A Quote

Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas everyday. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.” ~Orson Scott Card


The stories, the imagery we see daily, be it on the outside or in the inside of our imaginations, are like seeds. Like dandelion fluff, the fertile seeds are plentiful, we just need to have the will to let them take root and flourish.

We have to be willing to see what it is that is right in front of us, or tucked within us.

Happy watching, waiting, and writing.


Man Widget

Fleeting Moments: A poem

Let not the moment pass you by

Don’t waste the magic on plans

The how’s whens and whys

Take the reigns and lead the sled to flight

Create yourself a new path

Paved with wonder, glory and light

The time is fleeting

This we already know

Seeds not sown will never grow

So run with gusto

Run with truth

And let the beauty of the moment sprout new life

As it takes root

The words and flow are a bit shaky here, but the point I mean to make has been made. These words are actually a message to self. Today I was blessed with great creative opportunities, but instead of moving in the moment I chose to do other things. Now in my defense I did not allow myself to be bared down with the rigidity of a schedule.

Actually my schedule was made a casualty of spontaneity from the very dawn of this day…which is a good thing. What actually happened was that instead of flowing in the moment to do a new sketch that was buzzing in my brain I chose to work on other mostly finished works all with the ideology that when I had finished the others that one would be waiting.

Well it was not. Not really. I still plan to use the idea in a vector drawing but it would have been nice to allow my muscles to flex while drawing by hand. Next time I will flow with the moment COMPLETELY! Lesson learned…I hope. 😉 spontaneity