Tho’ I keep searching for an answer, I never seem to find what I’m looking for , Oh Lord, I pray, You give me strength to carry on, ‘Cos I know what it means, To walk along the lonely street of dreams, An’ here I go again on my own, Goin’ down the only road I’ve ever known, Like a drifter I was born to walk alone. An’ I’ve made up my mind, I ain’t wasting no more time
–I NEVER thought that I would be quoting Whitesnake on my blog…but I guess there is truly a time and place for everything.
There are people who have dreams and then there are people who are dreamers. I believe that there is a distinct difference in these kind of people. Dreamers live in their own reality; a dream world. They imagine life as it could be, thinking about what may happen and never do anything about it.
People who dream take action. They have dreams inside of them which need to get out. These aren’t ideas just something to think about but vision, goals and aspirations that are felt from deep within and these people are inspired not to make their own lives better but to help others.
People who dream can’t help but feel like there is more to life.
People who dream are never quite satisfied with what they’re doing.
People who dream understand that they can’t achieve these things alone.
People who dream get emotional at the mere thought of what achieving this goal or vision could mean.
People who dream have passion.
I was walking down the street yesterday when the song “Here I go again” by Whitesnake came up on my iPod. It was one of the moments where I felt like I was listening to the soundtrack of my life. The lyrics that hit me particularly were the following “An’ here I go again on my own, Goin’ down the only road I’ve ever known…”
That’s always been my life. I have been known to make decisions that others think are foolish or a bit out there. I am constantly thinking of new things I want to achieve and how I’m going to get them done and I feel like I’m likely never going to stop feeling this way because I really believe that the dreams and aspirations that I have on my heart are from God. I have already achieved some of them and others…well, let’s see what happens next, shall we?
Because these dreams are from God they are big, crazy and they’re going to help others…but mainly they’re probably only ever going to get bigger because we serve a BIG God who wants to show the world His BIG and amazing love.
I love how we’re taught in church that we must always keep Christ and the church the centre of everything we do. I must admit that it has taught me to frame how and when I pursue what has been put on my heart. I try evaluate the “why” I want to achieve something, how I can do this and what it might involve. As well, I want to ensure that it will never take me away from the main thing: God.
I write this today because I need to remind myself and want you to know that if you have big dreams, big goals, big vision…go for it…be who you were created to be…
Don’t be a dreamer…dream BIG.