Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Undignified and Humiliated - Chasing Dreams

It can be difficult to start on the path to achieving your dream. Sometimes it requires you to tell others about it to gain some kind of support. It can be hard to convince them that you can pull it off. If it were simple, it probably wouldn't be much of a dream.

Sharing the dream may make you look boastful or naive. And if you don't make it for some reason, you can look pretty undignified and feel pretty humiliated. Not fun. I've been there. It's reason enough to play it safe and never take on a big dream, and never believe that God could use you to do something that big. The willingness to take this risk is what separates the history makers from the rest of the world.

Abe Lincoln failed in business many times and lost congressional races. Many of us would give up before thinking we could be president. God does not promise you an easy ride, but the ride has a purpose. The majority of Bible characters had very difficult lives and spent many years of misfortune before God led them to His promises.

If God put a dream in your heart, it is His. He owns it. To believe that you can't do it is to believe that He can't do it. Here is the hard part. You may not succeed, at least in the way you think. Are you willing to follow God's plan for your life anyway? Will you say, as King David said, "I will become even more undignified than this"?

(One caveat: don't confuse selfish desires with God given dreams)

1 comment:

Gina Witcher / Runnermom4 said...

It was good to hear you share your heart in the last post... but this post is awesome!