I am focusing all my energies on this one thing.
(Philippians 3:13, NLT)
Before you can set out on your life’s journey, you need a road map. That’s called your dream. For Moses, it was leading God’s children to the promised land. For Florence Nightingale, it was bringing healing and hope to dying soldiers in Crimea. For Thomas Edison, it was illuminating the world. Anyone who’s ever made a difference started with a dream, and eventually it became their life’s obsession. Mine is to put God’s Word into the hands of every person I can, during my lifetime!
You say, “How can I know my dream is of God?” Because it will always bless and benefit others. If your dream is to live in a castle and accumulate a fortune for yourself—don’t count on God to go into business with you. And, furthermore, your dream is only worth what you’re willing to pay for it. Inspiration without perspiration is only a daydream.
Forty percent of the people you meet have great ideas, but all they do is talk about them. Another forty percent work hard, and they’d be willing to give their all to a great dream, but they don’t have one. The remaining twenty percept have a dream and the faith to make it come true. If you are part of that remarkable twenty percent, there are no guarantees that you’ll succeed—but you’ve got a good chance—better than eighty percent of your friends.
That’s the word for you today.
 Gass, B. (1998). A Fresh Word For Today : 365 Insights For Daily Living (p. 365). Alachua, FL: Bridge-Logos Publishers.