I’ve been challenged… it’s not the first time I have felt the gentle nudge of the impact from something someone has said, something I read, or the whisper of God to my heart… but this time I hope its different.
I hope it’s different this time, because with the previous challenges I’ve been given, I usually opt out for the sake of safety and convenience! I opt out for the sake of what makes sense to me, and what everyone else will think!
It’s crazy we think this way, and I know that I’m not alone! A dream drops into your heart, or your moved one day to do something different, something big, maybe even too big to fathom, and then you start to think (It’s bad news when I start to think)… soon enough your hearing the words of the people you love and trust most telling you why the dream, the challenge, or the burden is just not realistic to even worth pursuing. It’s too hard, it’s just not practical! Why?
Why is it silly to dream?
Why do our dreams die with responsibility?
Why do our burdens get buried under a mountain of can’t do’s, and the subtle dream killer… maybe later! Why?
I hope it’s different this time!
I hope I can cling to the burden and ride it until it’s tamed or until God gives me a new burden! I hope the challenge is not buried, and it’s not explained away by my addiction to safety and predictability!
God, hear my prayer… I want it to be different this time! And I mean that this time : )
If you have a dream, a burden, or a challenge on your heart… may you find the strength and courage to pray this prayer with me and go for it! Chase the dream, embrace the burden, and accept the challenge!
Peace and Blessings