Never give up on your dreams

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Be blessed 2 Peter 3 vs 8-9

ut do not for­get this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thou­sand years, and a thou­sand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keep­ing his prom­ise, as some un­der­stand slow­ness. In­stead he is pa­tient with you, not want­ing any­one to per­ish, but ev­ery­one to come to re­pen­tance.”

Birthdays are a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone in any­one’s life, they give us the op­por­tu­nity to not only re­flect and look back but to en­vi­sion the fu­ture as well. Our lives are all sim­i­lar de­spite our dif­fer­ences, we all have dreams. Oth­ers have big dreams whilst some have pint­sized dreams that aptly res­onate with their faith.

The sig­nif­i­cance of birthdays is that each pass­ing year as you grow older, you are sup­posed to have gained ex­pe­ri­ence, knowl­edge and wis­dom. Of­ten times it does not quite work out like that, and at times we all won­der why na­ture is be­ing ret­ro­gres­sive by not al­low­ing some­one to grow.

Ex­pe­ri­ence and age should teach us that with each pass­ing day, you are inch­ing closer to your in­tended goal. We are some­times eas­ily dis­cour­aged when things don’t work out the way we want them to and within the time frame we have pre­scribed for our­selves.

It’s as if we put a timer on is­sues and de­clare that it can­not hap­pen a minute later, we try and plan ev­ery­thing to a tee. We leave very few is­sues to chance and when our plans don’t quite match with our re­al­ity, we be­come up­set and de­spon­dent and we al­most want to give up and stop liv­ing.

Some of the goals we set can some­times put us un­der so much in­ter­nal pres­sure that in­stead of be­ing a bless­ing, they start to take away from our hap­pi­ness. Our hap­pi­ness and warmth is eroded be­cause what we wanted to hap­pen this year has not hap­pened in the man­ner and time frame we set.

Age should teach us one fun­da­men­tal les­son, which is that in life there are cer­tain things you can not change de­spite your best in­ten­tions. This does not, how­ever, mean you should give up on your dreams.

Rather you should be pa­tient and re­al­is­tic in the time frames you set, you should be equally ac­com­moda­tive of changes that may oc­cur along the way. Hic­cups, pit­falls and dis­trac­tions may slow down your jour­ney and de­lay you but they will not take from your vi­sion.

What if to­mor­row, you were to be given ev­ery­thing you have prayed for and wished for in­clud­ing your wildest dreams that fuel your ego, what would hap­pen soon af­ter that? Would the re­al­i­sa­tion of your dream be met with eu­pho­ria and great hap­pi­ness or soon af­ter you would ex­pe­ri­ence an anti-cli­max that would soon push you to yearn and as­pire for more?

Our lives have some­how been pre­des­tined, things will hap­pen that we never fore­saw but they are meant to drive us to our des­tiny and our fu­ture. As we slowly inch through the years let us re­mem­ber this thought: what will we do with the gifts that we have wished for that have been granted? Are we go­ing to use them to bet­ter our com­mu­ni­ties or are we go­ing to for­get that with abil­ity comes re­spon­si­bil­ity that ex­tends fur­ther than just liv­ing for you?

Ex­pe­ri­ence should teach us that ev­ery­thing will come to pass and at the right mo­ment, ac­cord­ing to God’s will, your des­tiny and His will shall meet. Pray for that un­der­stand­ing.

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