Some of us are dreamers! Because of our willingness to take a risk and step beyond the clearly marked path, we can find ourselves in places we never meant to go. When that happens, the realists in our midst remind us that there are definite guidelines, processes, time-tested ways for things to be done, and if we would just stop kidding ourselves, stop dreaming, than all would be well.
Perhaps. Perhaps we could postulate that life is meant to be lived in some sort of linear pathway from point A to point B and that if we are just willing to take the obvious steps we can get there quickly. But then what? Oh, yes, we get there, but how was the journey?
It’s the journey that actually carries dreamers along. Mark Twain once wrote that we must “never part with our illusions. Without dreams we may continue to exist, but we cease to live.” Perhaps then, the dreamers, armed with imagination and persistence to unlock the doors where dreams come true actually have the secret to living, at least the secret to making the journey more fulfilling.
Today, it is my hope to encourage all of us who believe in the direction of our dreams, to be willing to take a new step, even a new leap forward. Build on yesterday by creating today in a new way. Is there one thing, just one thing that you can do that will start to tip the scales in your favor? Can you engage one more person in possibility thinking? Can you draw one more picture, write one more chapter, practice your dance steps one more time and feel the difference, feel the dream coming to life?
The saddest moment for anyone filled with the creative spirit of God is to give up the dream. You may indeed have your heart broken by love, but even worse is when your heart breaks over a dream that is taken away. It’s okay to be a dreamer, in fact, it’s a gift you were given the day you came into the world.
For the sake of your own heart then, and the delight of the One who watches over you with every breath and in every dream, keep your spirit alive with the joy that comes from holding tight to the gifts of your imagination, to the dreams in your soul. Keep believing in your dreams.
Repeat after me…Everything is possible for him who believes. Mark 9:23.