One of the great things about my job is the opportunity I have to listen to people talk about their life dreams. I had the opportunity this week to listen to a very special man talk about his life dream. As this ninety-two year old man described his dream, I found myself catching the passion and the excitement he felt. You see, I quickly learned that he had spent his life not chasing his dream but rather living his dream.
So what is your life’s dream? Will you accomplish it in your lifetime? Are you living your dream or simply chasing one?
Please understand that life dreams are very important. They give us focus, energy, and purpose. The great part about life dreams is that you get to pick your dream and design the path to accomplish your dream.
One of the wonderful aspects of education is that it gives students a chance to dream…to discover what they want to do with their lives. But sometimes, many of us get so bogged down in the daily details of life that our dreams get put on a shelf. Sometimes others tell us we will never accomplish our dreams so we voluntarily put them on the shelf and out of sight. John Barrymore once said, “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”
Have regrets replaced your dreams?
If they have, there is still hope. God gives us tremendous guidance when we choose to pursue our dreams. In the first chapter of Joshua God tells us to, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
So, take your dreams off the shelf, dust them off and remember…”Be strong and courageous”. My ninety-two year old friend would look you in the eye and tell you to go dream, take God’s advice, and change your life!