Dream a dream, now make it true

Posted: November 16, 2010 in Uncategorized

Yes, that title probably sounds like something you’d hear from a Fall Out Boy or Panic! At The Disco song, but it’s something that’s been on my mind a lot lately. With the Love 146 event at our church over and done with, I’ve heard a lot of people say things like “I want to do this” or “What if I did that?” . Those ideas are good to have, but to quote a Tenth Avenue North song “but truth is that talk is cheap

Now it’s time to do, not wish. We wish dreams and goals for ourselves that seem so cool in our minds, yet we never move and go out and attempt to do them. We sit still all the while growing older, running out of time and before we know it, we’ll be older, not having the ability to do with our lives what we once dreamed. A dream and hope is a terrible thing to waste. I’m reading this book right now called Wide Awake, by Raphael Erwin McManus. If you’ve never heard of it before, I’d seriously recommend it. It goes in more depth than I am right now about dreaming and living out those dreams.

I’ll admit, I am guilty of sitting still while knowing I can accomplish so much greater things. School for instance. I graduated in ’08, and lived a stagnant life the next two and a half years. I did nothing. I got a low end job, and never went anywhere. I lay awake at night, dreaming. Dreaming of a future where I had the career I wanted, went the places I wanted and impacted the lives of people I’ve been only dreaming of impacting. The lives of the oppressed, the hurting, the ones people gave up on, the ones who feel like there’s no hope left in this world that offers so much promise. But that’s a whole different blog. I could go on about that all day. I digress; I would dream and dream, then the dreaming got old. Stale.

So I decided to take action, do something more with my life. Now, I decided to go back to school. I can’t do anything with my life, by just working a dead end, minimum wage job.

We can’t just settle for dreaming our way through life. Imagine if the disciples just dreamt, instead of following Jesus. If they just sat there and dreamt of the adventures and things they’d encounter if they followed Jesus. We were created to move, to do something with our lives that would have an impact on the world. What if Martin Luther King Jr. or Harriet Tubman only dreamt of standing up for civil rights? Even going back to Love 146, what if Rob Morris and his group of people just sat around and dreamt of ways to end child sex slavery, instead of actually going out and doing it? This world needs our dreams, but it is also in desperate need for us to take action and make our dreams real.



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