Thursday, January 10, 2008

Father, Give My Dreams Wings!

I heard this song on the radio this morning and it's been on my lips all day.

I believe He gave us dreams so we'd get beyond ourselves. It's far too easy to merely exist, going through the motion of life. But oh to live, to live with a Heavenly perspective, now that truly gives you wings!

You who read my blog routinely must think I'm bipolar. One day, I'm all depressed and down in the dumps, then the next, I'm talking about how great life can be! I know, I'm crazy. I've come to realize I've reached a new level of nuerotic. haha I'm telling you, I'm an onion. I've got many layers to my personality. I find it humorous that it's as though I discover new things about myself every day.

Here's a for instance: I resolved to quit complaining about how I look (or don't look) and DO something about it. This step changed me a little. I know that must sound crazy. But it's like many things in my life, I had really good intentions, but never fully followed through. Boy, once I get in my mind to do something though, there's no stopping me!! (Some would call that stubborn, and quite honestly, it's both a good quality as well as a detriment.) However, I made a commitment with myself to work out at least three times a week, as well and write as much as I can. Both are extremely beneficial to me. Though, I didn't realize how much until tonight.

I'm really quite proud of myself. I worked out every day this week. And not just the recommended time, but usually around 45 minutes. When I walked out... I felt strong. Empowered. Capable. A sense of clarity, if you will. Yeah endorphines!! But today, with the threat of severe weather, Curves closed early. I was really dissapointed. A week ago, I would have been like, 'Sweet, now I can go home and get in PJs.' My how times have changed.

My dream to become something I'm not, has inspired me to continue to follow through on that which I began a year ago. I've noticed subtle changes; which is awesome. I wonder if others see it too? I tend to turn inward on myself and "fester", not necessarily in a bad way, but I have to internalize things for me to process them. Anyway, I've traveled down a rabbit trail. Let me get back on the path.

Dreams. God's given me some lofty dreams which can only be accomplished in His strength not my own. Such as:
  • Get married to my best friend, in the midst of a field of wild flowers… barefooted.
  • Write a book… and get it published
  • Make a difference, in some sort of fashion
  • Travel the world with close friends
  • Be in two places at once
  • Adopt older, "unwanted" children
  • Take award winning photography
  • Take the road less traveled
  • Climb a mountain and repel from it as well
  • Take creative classes, such as pottery, drawing and painting
  • Ride in a jet
  • Take a ride in a hot air balloon

"I want to set the world on fire!" Father, please give my dreams wings!!


Emily said...

Thanks for sharing your dreams! I made a list of my dreams to once and started doing things that I could do now that are on my list. I learned once that if you write down your goals you are 90% more likely to achieve them!

Poet4Him77 said...

You're right, Emily. My first dreams (Bucket List, if you will) list was much longer, but while rereading it for that post, I realized I'd accomplished a lot of things already. What dreams have you completed? What do you want to do?