Don’t miss out on the adventure of life! “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover,” said Mark Twain.
Do you have a dream waiting to be explored? When God created you, he put creative DNA within you that is unique to only you. God has something that only you can contribute to the world he created. If you don’t contribute it, no one else will. No other person has your particular talents, knowledge, experience, and dreams.
Long ago the Lord told Jeremiah, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).
Each of us has a dream, whether it’s creating a message business for cancer patients, opening an online store of diapers, raising a child, comforting people as they are dying, or writing a novel. No one else can carry out your dream like you can.
Here’s a list of dreams I gathered from some of my friends:
- Open an English tea garden
- Be a teacher
- Raise horses
- Help people heal
- Be a missionary
- Open a restaurant
- Create cement furniture
- Take care of and raise children
- Write children’s books
- Sail around the world
- Become a web designer
- Be a standup comic
This list is incomplete without your dream.
What dream have you nurtured in your soul that waits to be explored and lived? What will be your disappointment in 20 years if you don’t “catch the trade winds in your sails”? What dream can you add to the list above of my friend’s dreams? Share it with us in the comment section below.
In Him together, Susan Gaddis