Wednesday, March 28, 2012
What Do You Dream for Your Life?
I dont' know about you, but I am not a dreamer. I have moments of dreaming, but I need more focus. And more courage. And less filter.
I tend to just do.
My friend Ben Arment has started something called Story and Dream Year. I subscribe to his blog, and he often breathes into this abstract, untapped part of me--the part that dreams--the part that wonders ... "Could I ever ...? Wouldn't it be amazing if I could ...?"
And Jon Acuff has recently been talking about dreams too.
And Mark Batterson speaks into this in The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears.
When I was a little girl my dream was to be an astronaut. And during different stints of my young life I've wanted to be a singer in a legit band or a diplomat. I've wanted to write a book that would actually matter to people. But with all these things, something always stops me. Stops me from going too far down the path of dreaming. Echos of can'ts and buts and shouldn'ts and won'ts, and it never goes anywhere.
And I guilt myself. I say, I'm a mother, and that is the greatest dream I ever had (true). And I'm happily married--yet another dream (true). But I am not only these things. To dream doesn't imply dissatisfaction with what I already have, does it? Because inside me, deep inside me, is a sense that this isn't all I'm supposed to be doing. This is just the beginning, actually, of what He wants for me.
I'm hoping to carve out some time to pray and listen and think about my dreams.
Have you identified your dream? Does this resonate with you?