The Impossible Dream

I recently read an article on the importance of dreaming for the impossible.

It’s so easy to get caught up in what we can and can’t accomplish. It’s easy to think it’s all up to us. And, when we are in that frame of mind, it’s no wonder that our dreams look impossible.

I am currently faced with a few impossible dreams.

They seem so far out of reach.

I’ve been told they aren’t feasible.

Earlier this week, I was ready to give up on them. Then I read a simple, short article reminding me that I need to give my dreams up to God.

I need to trust in Him.

I need to ask for assistance.

I need to rely on someone other than myself.

Now, I’m giving it a second thought.

I think I’m going to try.

I think I’m going to dream.

I think I’m going to give it up to God, and dream for the impossible. As Don Quixote sings in The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha, “This is my quest, to follow that star, no matter how hopeless, no matter how far.”

No matter how hopeless it may seem, I’m going to try to dream for the impossible.

I’m going to try to look to God.

And trust in Him.

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You Deserve This

If you are trying to sell me something please don’t tell me I deserve it.
 
I’ve been involved in two situations recently in which a sales person used those words and both times it made me want to walk out right then and there. 
 
Honestly, I don’t think I deserve anything, especially a time share or a new car.  God never promised us nice stuff if we work hard.  It’s a nice perk, but to say that something is deserved is going a step to far in my opinion.
 
What do you think? Do you deserve nice stuff?

Remember Last Week? Things Have Changed

Remember that post I wrote last week?
 
The one about having too much going on?
 
Oh my, how things have changed.
 
And, the thing that scares me most is that, in a way, I may have asked for this. 
 
I ended that post saying I was going to try to work through everything and avoid the desire to retreat when faced with tough times. Well, times have only become tougher. And, I want to retreat more than ever now. 
 
However, with that said, I’m still trying.
 
I’m exhausted physically and emotionally. And, I’m still fighting the urge to retreat.
 
It’s not easy, but through all of this I’m reminded of the passage in the Bible that says God will not give you more than you can handle. I know that’s a loose translation of 1st Corinthians 10:13, but I really think it’s true. The trick is that with God we are able to handle a lot more than we think.
 
It’s kind of funny how that works.
 
God’s going to let us go through tough times. He never promises that he wont. He simply tells us that if we lean on him we will get through it, because he’s never going to give us more than we can handle. 
 
It’s a pretty amazing relationship we have, if you really think about it. 
 
So, here I go again.  I’m going recommit myself to facing these trials.  And as I said last week, hopefully I’ll be better for having lived through it.