“Keep Dreaming Girl”
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First things first… Y’all have blown me away with all of your emails and messages regarding more personal, life type posts. You seem to love them, so I’m going to continue to treat Monday posts this way! If you ever have any topic suggestions or thoughts on the post always feel free to email me at [email protected]! You truly are the best!
“Keep dreaming girl.”
This phrase is one that I’ve heard quite frequently over the last few weeks. Whether it was said directly to me or I overheard it said to someone else, it lit a fire in me that I couldn’t quite put out. The way it is typically used is pretty negative. You know… You’re telling your friend about a great idea you just had or wanting to lose 15 pounds and they shoot it down with a quick, “Keep dreaming girl”.
It is definitely the former athlete in me that hears statements like this and then uses them as motivation, but what has bothered me most this past week is that not everyone can. So, today I want to combat those doubts and tell you to keep dreaming girl. Literally, keep dreaming!
I love this verse from Hebrews 13, “Now may the God of peace equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him”. I truly believe that God places different dreams in each of our hearts for His glory. Just like he equips us with all that we need to fulfill those dreams. Now, have I had dreams that I realized were all my own and not at all what God had for me? Middle school dream of having a music career anyone?! Much to my dismay, the Lord did not equip me with the vocal cords to fulfill that dream. Big thank you to my chorus teacher for trying, BUT what God had in mind for me and still has in mind for me is so much sweeter!
Here are a few of the questions that I’ve been rolling around in my head lately…
Why is it that as “adults” dreams don’t seem to matter?
Why is it that people tell us we are too old for our dreams?
Why is it that so many times we burry our dreams due to what other people think?
Why is it that we tell kids to dream big and then when they grow up and do we stifle them?
Why is it that we are the first ones to doubt someone else’s dream when they are brave enough to tell us about it?
I don’t know about you, but I never want to stand in the way of someone fulfilling their dream. I never want to be that voice of doubt in someone else’s head. The thought that I ever could have been actually makes me hurt!
One of the quotes that I will never forget was when I was a freshman in high school, dreaming of being a college basketball player. There were negative voices in high places coming at me every day of my life and my Mom knew it. I got home from school one day and she had saved a piece of an interview with Serena Williams for me to hear. The quote, “Stay away from dream killers”. While I couldn’t stay away from all of them, I certainly have taken this advice to heart (in multiple ways) since that day.
One – It is not our place to be dream killers.
Two – Nor is it our place let someone else kill our dreams.
It’s our place to figure out the dreams that God has placed in us and then use those for his glory!