Listening to Yo Gabba Gabba in the background today (and most days). Today’s theme is all about dreams-something that I’ve thought alot about lately. It seems “dreams” are the subject matter everywhere I look! I even wrote a blog post last week about dreaming for your kids. In church, we are going through a series called “Ignite” and it’s all about finding and pursuing your dream and God’s purpose for your life. I’m beginning to think the man upstairs is trying to tell me something 🙂 .
In church last week, we learned that by the time most of us are young children we have a dream, a God-given dream, of what we want to do….fewer and fewer of us can name that dream as we get into our teenage years, and by the time we are adults only about 5-6% of us can identify our “dream”. Wow, I wonder why that is?
As we age and get “smarter, more realistic, grown-up” do we just give up on our dreams? Are we smart enough to know that they were just silly dreams? Or are we leaving the “child-like” faith that we need to instead pursue monotonous jobs and tasks that are what we “should” be doing?
If God has formed each and every one of us with a purpose in mind, how do we go about finding that purpose? How do we get back to our 5-year-old hearts and minds? The ones that weren’t afraid of failure or expectation. The ones that didn’t even know that failure was an option.
I don’t know the answers to these questions, but wanted to put this out there for your thoughts, your perspective. Please share with me.
As for me, I recently (accidently) began doing something that was always my dream as a child. From the time I was a very young child until around my teen years I said, “I’m going to be a writer when I grow up!” Through this space and through www.travelingmom.com I have started pursuing that dream again.
Jeez, I was so smart when I was 5…