Dare to Dream Again
We all have had a dream. Being a child with the freedom to create the future in our minds, we imagined a world with us being a certain type of person, or doing a certain thing. Some dreamed of being a firefighter, some dreamed of being a doctor, some dreamed of being great parents, others dreamed of being rich. The possibilities for your dream seemed endless. However, life goes on and sometimes that dream changes. It isn't a bad thing, it just takes time to fully see what we were born to be and destined to achieve.
On the other hand, there are instances where the dream doesn’t have a chance to develop. For some, the dream has been abandoned. Whether you abandoned it 20 years ago, 10 years ago, 2 years ago, or last week. It is off in the corner covered in dust, longing to be picked up and given the chance to remind you of who you are. That is the individual I am talking to. Come with me for a second. I want to encourage you.
I am a firm believer that we were hardwired before we were born to achieve certain things. Before you entered into this world, you were gifted with a preordained destiny and put on a path toward purpose. With this in mind, everything that happens in our lives develops our story and brings us to a climactic point. This is the moment where we should realize the exact person we are supposed to become. But like every good narrative we have life, forces, and people that conflict with the structure and foundation of our lives. It typically manifests in early on trauma, family members that fail to speak good things over us, and growing up in the wrong environments. Beyond that, we grow up and get caught up in the normal flow of life. Our dreams are now collateral damage in our attempt to survive when they should be the reason we thrive.
Life is meant to be full. When I say this, I mean that life was always set up to be filled with memories and instances that make it beautiful. There should be richness and joy that overshadows all the bad events that may occur. Part of that richness stems from our dreams. Ultimately your dream is the springboard. It's a picture of what we would like to achieve. An outline of what we would like to create. A blueprint that presents what we want to build. A proposal for what we want to express.
Why do you think there is so much warring against your dreams? It is because your dream roots and anchors you. Without a dream you are standing on unstable ground. That empty feeling could be because you abandoned your dream. That unsettled nervous energy that you can’t seem to shake is a product of forgotten dreams.
So I challenge you to dream again. Dream with no limits and allow yourself to paint a picture of your purpose. Your dream can still come to fruition. Your dream is not too big to execute. Your dream is not crazy. I want to remind you that you have the liberty and the right to dream. You are mandated as a living, breathing vessel to dream. You will never be everything you are called to be until you do. So what, if a lot of time has passed. Time can be redeemed. Don’t worry about the mechanics and logistics. Take a deep breath, clear your mind, and begin to dream. It is my earnest prayer that your hope is renewed, that your vision is made clear, and that your passion is stoked. May your dreams change lives, and leave a lasting impact. You doubted yourself before, but I pray that this time you understand the value of your life and your dreams. Welcome back dreamer, we missed you.