Five G’s That Can Help You Achieve Your Dreams

by Joyce Dunaway @DunawayJoyce

Sometimes as we’re plodding toward our goals, we get bogged down. We start to wonder if the effort is worth it. Satan tries to discourage us and tell us we’ll never accomplish the task and we should quit.

If we feel God has called us to a pursue a dream, we need to keep moving forward even if we feel we’re failing or our progress is too slow. Victory could be around the next corner.

Following are five G’s that can help you achieve your dreams:

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With specific goals, we have a target to work toward. Breaking up our big goal into smaller steps helps us feel a sense of accomplishment along the journey. This will encourage us to keep going.


The dictionary defines grit as unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger. It’s a determination to finish no matter the obstacles—even when friends or family suggest we quit wasting our time.


Thanking God and others for assistance reveals our need for help. Most dreams can’t be accomplished alone. Even though writers spend much time in solitude pounding out the letters and words for our manuscript, we need agents, editors, mentors, friends, and family to help promote our writing so others can read what God has inspired us to write. Expressing thanks comes from a heart filled with gratitude.


Achieving our goals is satisfying. Because so many people have helped us it would be generous for us to assist others in the pursuit of their dreams. Then when they succeed, we can celebrate with them.


Working for selfish fulfillment doesn’t produce joy and contentment. When we strive with the purpose of helping others and bringing glory to God, we will experience self-satisfaction the world doesn’t offer.

I would love to hear how any of these characteristics have helped you on your dream journey. Please share your thoughts in comment section below.

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