Tuesday, February 12, 2013

There is a Dream in You ~



What's the dream inside of you?

Is it to paint, take incredible photographs, 
write, sing, dance, sculpt, be a professional athlete?

Is that dream heavy on your mind
so much so that you continue to
make some attempts to draw closer to it
 and then doubt,
self doubt creeps in?
This is when you tuck away the dream,
again....!
After all who are you kidding
thinking you can catch your dream?
That only happens to other people...

I can remember when one of my son's
 at one point wanted to be professional baseball player.
When I heard this I recall thinking it wasn't likely,
but not impossible.
I told him to follow that dream,
 both of my son's were very good at the sport,
both  really good pitchers.
I  explained to him that compared to the 
number of those that attempt, which are thousands and
those who actually are picked are few.
So shoot for your dream but have something to fall back on
should you not make it.
After all, even professional athletes should have something 
to fall back on,
each are an injury away from ending their career's.
"Mom do you believe I can do it?"
Yes, follow that dream.!

~

Bruce Wilkinson wrote a book called ,
The Dream Giver.
Basically he tells us that he believes God has laid a dream on everyone's
heart, and that we are restless until we discover what that dream is.

I have a dream that was put on my heart  a little over four years ago,
 I don't speak of but to few.
I believe it's the way in which God intends to use me.
I've be given confirmation/validation in many forms over the years.
I become very enthusiastic over it and begin to pursue it.

This is when the,
self doubt sets in.
Who am I kidding thinking I can do this?
Me, 
capable of that?
Who would believe
I'm capable of it?

Well, 
today in my morning reading I answered that question.
God would believe it!
I want to fully put my trust in Him
and believe I can reach the dream,
with Him guiding me to do so.
The dream I believe He put on my heart.

Of one thing I'm certain,
 I don't want to get to heaven one day
and be asked why I didn't pursue the dream He put on my heart.
"Because I didn't trust you," is not the answer I would want to 
give, 
yet it would have been my answer
 until today....

I am going to step out in faith that I can do this.
Little voices telling me otherwise as I write this...
I have a choice of which voice to listen to,
and God is bigger than the voice of doubt.
With God it is possible...

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

 

So here  I go, stepping out in faith and saying it out loud...
yet...
(so afraid to even type it)

My dream is to write.
I have been writing for the last four years
and
I believe that there are certain people to whom
 what I have written is intended for.
It sits on my desk in completed form.
Afraid to let it go,
a giant case of the what if's..... 

Mark 9:24 

 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”

 

I've said it.

YIKES!

  What's the dream inside of you that you are fearful to follow?

It's never too late ~

 Stepping out in faith!

Faith in the dream inside of me, it's what echos from my heart today.

5 comments:

  1. Precious picture...stepping out in faith.
    I write a blog which I have entitled “Accordingtothebook” and I’d like to invite you to follow it. I’m your newest follower.

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  2. Let's see...my dream would be to ditch our large house with the large monthly payment, get into a smaller, more affordable house with a little more property, and become more in tune with nature...living off the land...and going more "green"...thereby leaving less of a footprint on this earth. I'm ok with stepping out in faith toward that dream; it's my hubby who's too nervous to step toward it. But when you're married to someone, I guess you have to take their comfort level into account too.

    However, hope springs eternal! And so I'll keep dreaming and trying to make this plan work. :-)

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  3. Thanks for the visit and the gracious comment you left. I hope you do follow thriough and follow me as well as it will make it so much easier to pay return visits back here by just a click on your avatar.

    P.S. Your boys were fortunate to have a mother that would encourage them the way you did..

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  4. You "go for it" and don't look back! I know your writing will be a real blessing to whoever is honored to read it. I am honored to read your lovely blog entries. Blessings!

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