Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dreams and Prayer

The hardest part of making your dreams come true is the last stretch. Why? This is the part of the journey you will have to run alone.

Just before realizing your dreams friends and family will think you're nuts for shaking established comfort zones. Society will tell you to stick to your 9-5 job and not rock the boat. Well meaning mentors will project their own fears on you. You might even feel as though God has abondonded you. But He hasn’t and never will.

A similar thing also happens when you run long distances. There comes a point where you can no longer feel your legs. Your mind is overwhelmed with exhaustion and it can’t think clearly anymore. Even your ability to see may give out on you.

But this is where you find yourself. This is where you see the power to accomplish the extroadinary is within you. The trick is it can’t be accomplished with a conscious mind. You have to trust the power inside of you to see you through. It’s on the other side of the finish line that you will return to reality and see what you have done. Others, now seeing your accomplishment, will embrace you. But until then, it’s only you and God my friend.

Today’s lesson is to understand great things are only accomplished with great effort and risk. Until you are ready to let go of any and all safety nets, you won’t know what you are really capable of.

Here is a video that resonates with this lesson.

1 comment:

  1. Hey,
    I heard you might be living this dream soon! I always include small business owners in my prayers. They have have the unique challenge of battling their own mind (negative thoughts, etc.).

    Will miss LL youth this year but look forward to hearing more.