Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Someone Else's Dream

Most of us have dreams. Some of us have big dreams and some of us have small dreams. But in all reality there is really no such thing as a small dream because each and every dream is important to someone. The question is what good is a dream without effort, and what good is effort without faith.
My favorite poem is a poem written by Langston Hughes, entitled........

"A Dream Deferred"

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

Whether we realize it or not those of us who work for someone else are contributing to the fruition of a dream. Someone had the vision and the drive to make it happen. It could be the founder of the company who started it from the ground up, or it could be your direct supervisor who put in 20 years to get their position, and are happy, thrilled and elated to be there. Every piece of food that we eat, and every article of clothing that we wear are brought into being in some way shape or form, because someone had an idea that they felt passionate enough about to pursue. In other words they dreamed it, imagined it pursued it, and executed it, in hopes of living their fulfillment.
There is no such thing as an over night sensation. It may sound poetic in a romanticized version of stardom but it is not an idea rooted in reality. Nothing worth having, or maintaining can be obtained overnight.
The Lord took 7 days to create heaven and earth for a reason. The all wise and mighty king of kings could have easily created heaven and earth in minutes instead of days. But he knows that quick and quality just don't mix. There is wisdom in time, a blessing in the pressing, and a reward for those who believe, and put effort into accomplishing their goals.
If you are seriously interested in fulfilling
your destiny, then you must act on your dreams, and be prepared to put in the time.


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