Friday, January 13, 2012

'Dream On'

Dreams can be a roller coaster ride. I’m not talking about the ‘goal’ kind of dreams…I’m referring to the ‘when you are asleep at night’ dreams.

I might be the only one, but when I am extremely tired, my dreams are flat out crazy. After I wake up the following morning and do a rewind of them, all I can do is shake my head at the lunacy of the story lines.

Central Park
(New York, NY)
This happened to me last night. Following a long workday in New York, I made it home and hardly remember showering before literally falling into my bed. This morning, I literally started laughing at the fact that I spent my night running from a dinosaur in New York. It had gotten loose and was causing havoc. It was your normal Jurassic Park / I am Legend remake. Crazy, huh?

This kind of stuff is so relational to our everyday lives and dreams though.
How? (I’m so glad you asked)

If we truly live by faith, then we have dreams and desires to experience the impossible – those things that we cannot accomplish on our own. We spend so much time passionately planning and working our way toward those God-given dreams. Whether it comes from our physical, mental, or emotional side…we human beings can grow weary. We grow tired of the struggle, and we fight to overcome the temptation to quit or even to ‘laugh’ at ourselves.

In our weariness, we could compare our ‘dream’ to the dreams of dinosaurs chasing us through New York City. ‘I am going crazy. I’m living a pipe dream if I actually believe that this can come true.’

National Mall
(Washington, D.C.)
This is what happens to us when we grow weary of the struggle. 
In a moment of passion, what once was felt to be attainable…now feels out of reach.
When our energy was high, the sky was the limit. Now it feels like we have to look up to see the dirt.
Once filled with the confidence to push through any obstacle standing in our way, we now want to just have a seat even while rolling downhill.

I know we have just started a brand New Year filled with opportunity and hope, but we also have a world filled with a lot of tired dreamers.
Be encouraged by scripture today:
(Galatians 6)
9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (NIV)

I may be tired, and it may seem crazy…but the proper time is going to arrive if I don’t give up. Dream on tired dreamer…

1 comment:

  1. incredible...{glad it was because you were tired and not from my cooking...;) }