Don't give up on your dream!
That's the word for today.
From the youngest child (who dreams of being a fireman, policeman or astronaut) to the oldest saint (who dreams of seeing their family serve God, finishing well in the faith), we must not give up on our dreams!
Bullet points on dreams:
Dreams are conceived long before they are achieved.
The period of time between the birth of a dream and its realization is always a process. Most of the time the process to the fulfillment of our dreams is like a river that bends and turns as to the way that the terrain allows it to go. Rarely does the accomplishment of a dream follow a sequential ABCD plan, connecting each dot along the way (as previously planned).
The process can be challenging: filled with doubts, adversity, changes and surprises. To use a sports analogy, audibles will need to be called. Plans redirected to accomplish the dream.
In the process, you will have good days and bad days. Don't get too high during the good days or too low during the bad days.
Each day the question is before you: Do I give up or go on?
Here's what I know:
God is always with you as you walk through the process of accomplishing your dream. Like Joseph in Genesis, God will be with you during the pit experiences of life.
Develop yourself during the difficult times. When you are mistreated, complaining doesn't do any good. When you are knocked down, the best thing you can do is allow the experience to propel you to be and do better.
Realize that the focus must always be on promoting God. As long as I am promoting God, God will take care of bringing the dream to fruition.
When the dream comes to pass - rejoice!
What is your dream today? Keep on dreaming and don't give up.
Just a thought for a Wednesday.