Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dare to Dream

As I approach my fortieth birthday this year it has truly been a time of reflection and focus.  I have though about my childhood, my disappointments, my friends, my close and extended family,  and the  woman that I have become.  One thing that has not really crossed my mind are my dreams (past or dare I say present). I remember dreaming though it seems like I remember another "me" dreaming.  As I sit here typing this I am trying to search the crevices of my mind and bring my dreams back to the forefront. 

There, there they are coming into focus.  I dreamed of being a writer, a teacher, a lawyer, playing the piano, being an actress, marrying Micheal Jackson (making him be normal), moving to France, and climbing a mountain.  One dream that seemed so tangible to me as a little girl was becoming an artist.  I remember spending the summer after fourth grade drawing all kinds of pictures.  One that stands out is the album cover (yes I said album) of Stevie Wonder's Hotter Than July record.  I remember the joy of recreating the likeness of his face and all the colors of the beads.  I was very proud of myself.  I have not thought about drawing since then; I don't know where the dream went. 

But I know that it is time to start dreaming again.  It is time for me to seek God and pray for Him to stir up the gifts within me and propel me toward living the rest of my life seeing my dreams fulfilled.  I will be open to all of twists and turns of my life under God's leading.  I will be expecting some great things to come as I dream my new dreams and walk into the destiny that those dream lead to.  "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
Romans 8:28