I awoke this morning thinking about my children and the paths in life they have chosen. I remember as a teenager the dreams I had for my life. My imagination has at times been quite creative and at others quite practical. As I’ve grown older and experienced life, reality has put life into perspective. I no longer daydream about the things I used to daydream about. But I have not stopped dreaming.
As we grow in life, some of us accept with regret the paths we are taking. Some of us feel the premeasured, prepackaged life where we have found ourselves is it. We kind of quit dreaming; quit wondering; quit imagining. We slide into a rut of ‘every day routine,’ la-di-da, commonplace existence.
The other day I overheard a conversation between a little girl and her grandmother. I was grabbing a sandwich and they were at the table next to me. In a high pitch voice, the girl announced, “Nana, when I grow up I’m going to be a Otolaryngologist.”
“What in the world is that?” her grandmother asked as I chuckled at the fact this little girl, no older than 4, could even pronounce such a word.
“I don’t know. But it sounds big!”
John 10:10, “…The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
Too many of us have hit a lull in life. We don’t believe we have the ability to do this or that. We tell ourselves, “I could never do that. I’m not smart enough or rich enough or young enough or…” We accept the hand we feel has been dealt to us and allow our minds to stagnate. We don’t believe God when He tells us there is more!
Let your mind run rampant. Dream big. There is nothing you can’t do with the power of God behind you. He wants you to live a life of abundance. He wants to give you the desires of your heart. I read a bumper sticker one time that said, “Keep your friends and family guessing what you’ll do next.” Life is an adventure and with God along side, all things are possible.