LONG LOST DREAMS

Dreams are beautiful. Dreams breathe fresh hope into your life.

When you dream, you know there is more and sky is the limit.

Dreams help visualise your hearts deepest desires. Dreams inspire you to step forth and make those thoughts a reality. Dreams fuel you towards your purpose even if that means you have to put up a fight to make it come alive.

Long lost dreams give birth to just another day dreamer. Day Dreamers either wanted  it all figured out even before taking the first step or gave up too soon after taking just a couple of steps

Martin Luther rightly says

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr. 

I would like to share on one of my life dreams, that came true after 17 years. Yes that’s right, after 17 long years

Studying in Melbourne at one of the most reputed educational institution was my dream in 2002, when I completed my Bachelors in India. Well, things did not go as planned due to financial constraints and many other personal reasons. Like any other person that would fight for their dreams, I put up a brave face, picked up a call centre job to work during the nights to make some money and kept going towards making my dream a reality, one step at a time

I would love to share few secrets I learnt through this that might help in your ‘dream’ life

SECRET #1 KEEP LIVING WHILE STILL DREAMING

Putting your present life at a stop still just to work towards your future dream is not a wise idea. It always adds unwanted stress to the moment and on your loved ones. You will eventually have your dream come true but might end up loosing your family.

SECRET #2 EMBRACE CHANGES ALONG THE WAY – BE KIND TO YOURSELF

A lot changed since I started dreaming, one of which was my relocation to a different country that came with its own challenges. Looking at the change as an opportunity rather a hurdle, helped me stay in a positive mindset. I did not particularly work on my dream at this stage, I thought my life had taken a de-tour and that probably this dream was not meant to come true. It was hard, but I believed God has a BIGGER plan. I just did not know what it was at this stage

I love the way C.S. Lewis puts it

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
– C.S. Lewis

So I set a new goal for myself to embrace the change and kept positive while still enjoying the present.

SECRET #3 DELAYED DREAMS ARE NOT FORGOTTEN PROMISES

During this whole dreaming process in my life, I had this question popping up in my mind every now and then ‘BUT I PRAYED ……. THEN WHY DID IT NOT WORK ‘ . I had to deal with my uncertain questioning mind ‘ WHY DID GOD FORGET ME.. IS MY DREAM NOT IMPORTANT FOR HIM ? ‘ with the truth from Bible that ‘ GOD LOVES ME WHETHER I FEEL IT OR NOT ‘ ,When someone loves me so much to lay down their life for me, then there is no doubt of that person even thinking of hurting me’

I fasted, I prayed , I committed every step along the way to the Lord but even a decade later I could not see my dream come true. I honestly thought it was one of those lost dreams of my life.

I love God’s Word which speaks life into dry bones and gives Hope for those that need it

I particularly drew strength from this verse, I kept believing even when my believing did not make sense to me at times, but hey we know that faith is the opposite of feelings.

Keep trusting in the Lord and do what is right in His eyes.
Fix your heart on the promises of God and you will be secure,
feasting on His faithfulness.

Make God the utmost delight and pleasure of your life,
and He will provide for you what you desire the most.

Psalm 37: 3-4 (TPT ) 

God had an interesting twist in my life and the way He worked on my dream and made it come a reality is mind blowing

2002 I had a dream of coming to Melbourne for study. I committed my dream to God and probably lost track of it for a while when life took over. But God did not forget His promises to me that He has a better plan for my life. 17 years later , here I am living in Melbourne and also have graduated from the same university I dreamt of just this August. The moment was surreal when I had my family and especially my daughter witness my graduation moment. My heart was filled with gratitude for what God has done for me throughout this journey .

Dreams DO come true, even after 17 years

Dream DO come true, even when you think you have lost track of them

Dreams ALWAYS come true, when you entrust them to GOD

My prayer for you today is that whatever dream you are dreaming of today or dreamt of it in the past, May the Lord grant all the desires of your heart. Commit them to God and see how God turns them around for you. Make Him your dream partner. You are never asked to do this alone.

Give God the right to direct your life,
and as you trust him along the way
you’ll find He pulled it off perfectly”

Psalm 37: 5 (TPT )

Come on Friend, it’s time to GET DREAMING

Reach for the starts as the ONE who made the stars is the same ONE who also holds you in the palm of His hands !

Stay Blessed in Him

Sindu

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Back Blogging – Watch THIS Space !!

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Hello Friends,

Wow !! 7 months OFF blogging seem a lot of time ! Sincere apologies for no activity on this page but honestly , you all can can relate … we all have been there …. when life takes over with a new job and when young kids start school, blogging takes a side seat..My life has been a whirlwind with those changes but thank God I am coping really well 🙂

Today marks 4 years since  I first began my blog. This blog has been my first baby step action towards my passion for writing. I thought to myself, what better day to re-ignite and re-commit to my passion than today. So here I am to bring the blog back ALIVE !

I want to express my heartfelt thanks to all my friends and followers of my blog, on Facebook and this page. Thank you for your continuous support which means a lot to me. Your encouragement has kept me going.  The comments, the likes and the shares mean we are in this together, to encourage each other with His Word and our walk with Him. THANK YOU !!

Over the past few months, I have a lot of fresh content brewing in my heart. I am inspired and encouraged to speak honestly and keep the feelings raw on my upcoming posts. So watch this space on life lessons on the most vulnerable topics of life… Long Lost Dreams, Meet Offence – The Thief, Single Parenting Splash, Separation and Divorce – Christianity Myths.. just to name a few

SOOOOOOOO…….

WATCH THIS SPACE !

In Him

Sindu

Be Strong and Courageous

No matter the circumstance, just being strong and courageous doesn’t help the situation, but what makes the difference is WHO you will walk the journey with! THAT person has the ability to make or break your journey!

Joshua is blessed to have a loving heavenly Father who not only looks out for Him, but also continually encourages Him to be bold and courageous!

I just couldn’t grasp the fact THAT the depth of the Fathers love for Joshua in this passage and us is the same, then and NOW! God is good!

Ultimately it’s ones choice of heart to walk the journey with whoever they want, but good choices always lead to good consequences. The same can’t be told of the not so good choices!

Be wise in choosing who you do life with today!

Stay Blessed in Him 💞

BLOCKOUT- the world with THE WORD

My sister gifted these curtains to me as we moved into our new home,during her visit to Australia in 2016. Up until today, it was safely packed away in my linen closet.

The past few weeks have been really sunny in Melbourne and the scorching heat got the better of us, with no aircon in our home. So here I was trying to find ways to block the sun, in an effort to reduce the house being heated up due to the sun exposure. Suddenly I remembered these curtains. Neither did I have rods to put them on or had the patient to airtask this to someone. I wanted this so desperately done so I just nailed it to the wall. That did the job for me now. The sun is out of our living room and bed room, helping us to cool down a lot better than before

I went on about my normal Sunday, going to church. As I was driving the word ‘blockout’ stuck to my mind. I started pondering on this word till I got to put the below together for us.

In our day- to-day life we all are constantly blocking something or someone in our life. Right from applying sunscreen to blocking the sun which is more of a physical block or to block that annoying person in your life which is more of a mental block , there is some sort of blocking activity going on. According to our reasoning minds, we do all this for our own good and sanity.

What if I say, there is something that is readily available, which is absolutely FREE and is invaluable which when applied leads to an abundant life, a life full of contentment, joy and peace irrespective of your circumstances or situation on hand. That’s the most valuable block one can use in their lives but yet sadly, the least used block of all times

THE WORD OF GOD

Sometimes or rather most of the time, just like the way I had my sisters gifted curtain on my shelves for almost 3 whole years , which if used effectively would have helped me with the scorching heat, we tend to shelf the Word of God safely in one corner of our lives, defeating the purpose of the very reason God gifted it to us – a user manual to live a joyful life.

It’s time to apply the Word of God on our hearts and minds, to use it as a block to shield us from the futile thoughts of the world. It’s time to dust that Bible safety stored away on our shelves. It’s time to block the negativity of the world with the peace of God and that can only be achieved when we apply the Word of God practically in our day-to-day lives

Don’t get off track, either left or right, so as to make sure you get to where you’re going. And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed. Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. God, your God, is with you every step you take

Joshua 1:8

Determine for yourself, this week to block those negative thoughts , those painful hurts and those baseless lies of this world that come to get you … with the truth, assurance and Hope that the Word of God offers

Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon

Ephesians 6:13-16

Overcome the World with the Word

Declare this promise over yourself this week

Remember Intentional living goes hand in hand with intentional filtering, from things that drain the life out of you to things that give you life filled with Hope

Your word is a lamp to my feet


and a light to my path

Psalm 119:105

Dear God,

Help me to use the Word of God as a filter to all that passes through my heart and mind this week. Help me to block that’s not helping my life and help me to apply Your ways from the Word in my life. I commit this week to You. Help me to have a productive week. I rely on Your strength and wisdom for me this week.

In Jesus Name

Amen

Stay Blessed in Him💞

Thank You For Your Support !

It warms my heart to see my friends stand up for a worthy cause !

When we want to change the world, it will make sense when we start to change the local community we live in, as change is most effective when done one step at a time. That kind of change has a ripple effect that will capture the hearts of people and compel them to think of the community they live in. We have raised $235 so far ! Thank you from the bottom of my hearts for the generous donations.

Myself and Hannah did more than few hours shopping this evening, going to numerous shops to find good deals to make use of the money effectively. We bought heaps of school stationeries , including pencils, erasers, sharpeners, rulers, glue, scissors, colour pencil packs, lunch bag packs and lots more . I will update pictures once we sort them all out !

Tonight when you go to bed, I want to you give a pat on your back and think of a child’s smile, which was only possible due to your generous donation. No donation is big or small, I appreciate your every penny as I see how compassionate your hearts are ! I am so proud to call you my friends ❤️

#schoolstationaryshopping #gofundmedonationsappreciated #thankyoufriends #youaremakingadifference #thanksforyoursupport❤️ #hasisplash

‘Back to School – Stationary Pack Help’ – 2019 Project1

Will you support our ‘Back To School Kids – Stationary Pack Help’ campaign to help disadvantaged families ? Even a small contribution will go a long way. The campaign is only for a week, until next Friday 18th Jan 2019, to ensure we have enough time to purchase and deliver the stationary pack. Your support will be greatly appreciated by myself and Hannah❤️ ! Let’s rally together friends !!

We are raising money for Back to School Kids – Stationary Pack Help. Click to Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/back-to-school-kids-stationary-pack-help?pc=tw_co_share_m&rcid=r01-154712159652-f174a4bffd31467e via @gofundme

My 5 year old daughter came up to me and reminded me of a decision we took when we packed our shoe boxes for kids last year, who would usually get no gifts for Christmas. We decided to help kids of her age and beyond in whatever way we can. Ever since there is only one question my daughter has almost everyday “ Momma, remember you said we will help children. When are we going to do that ?”

We decided this is the best time of the year , we can help parents of young kids going to school , with a stationary pack.

What comes as a privilege for some people, for some it becomes a necessity that they can’t afford. Did you know that many parents struggle during this time and the costs of a child’s educational essentials are out of reach for many disadvantaged families, that need help

The motive of this campaign is to help make a difference to such families in the local community. The aim is to purchase school stationary packs for kids and help relieve parents of one stress towards school preparation.

The cost of a pencil pack ranges from as low as $2 and for $10 you can actually put together a nice stationary pack for a child starting school. We need your help here , so together we can make a difference.

If you are willing and inspired enough to help those little kids, please proceed to donate an amount of your choice. If you know me personally, you can pass on the stationary to me, so we can organise the pack.

As always, grateful for your support ❤️

Happy New Year 2019

Hello 2019 !! Welcoming the new year with all smiles ❤️ ! 2018 has been great and we know that 2019 is going to be even greater !! Intentional Living is the theme for 2019 and a healthy lifestyle is my goal for this year 🙌🏻😊 ! Happy new year friends ! May this year yet be the Lords best for you and your family ❤️ ! With much love from myself and Hannah 😘 .

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the support on this page. Your every like , every comment and every follow has encouraged me personally and I so appreciate you doing this journey with me.

Blessings

Sindu

SCRIBBLES

I gave my then 3 year old a clean notepad. She scribbled on it. Accordingly to her that was her drawing and I appreciate her trying to learn to write and draw. But as a parent I also needed to correct her scribble and teach her to write alphabets and numbers properly.

What my daughter sees as a perfect picture is actually a scribble for me.

So often I picture our initial life created by God as a clean notepad. When God gave us life and brought us into this world, we are a clean notepad. As life takes its own journey, we start to ‘scribble’ on our life notepads . Sometimes these ‘scribbles’ lead us through ‘reckless’ and ‘careless’ and ‘quick’ mistakes. We then continue to reason them out with our intellectual thinking and logical reasoning. This complicates the already existing ‘scribbles’

The message today is simple. Bring your ‘scribbles’ to God. When there is a notepad full of scribbles, it can’t be used in any way. But space can be made if the scribbles are wiped off with an eraser. God wants to be that eraser in your life today. He wants to give you a fresh new start where He can write your story. He doesn’t care how bad your scribbles are. Just bring them to Him and watch Him turn your ashes to beauty. God wants to help you as a loving Heavenly Father.

Take some time alone with God. Ask God to show you the scribbles in your life that you messed up with. God does not want you to step into the new year 2019 with your old scribbles. He wants to breathe new life in you and a fresh new start this coming year

Bring you scribbles to Him and watch Him wash you clean. He promises to make all things new for you this coming year , only if you bring them all to Him.

Revelation 21:5

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Dear God,

As I bring all my past and present ‘scribbles’ in my life to you, please help me make a fresh new start. Help me to live a life worthy of your calling .

In Jesus Name

Amen

Stay Blessed in Him💕