Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dreams don't have an expiry date

Last night I was at my connect group, every other Tuesday this group of beautiful and amazing women in the various ages and stages of life get together to talk God and do life. We talk about anything and everything and in a real way. The honesty, rawness and genuine love that happens when our misfit little group gets together is quite extraordinary and such a privilege to be a part of. Anyway last night the topic of dreams and opportunities came up with one of the women feeling like she had missed a few opportunities that she now felt she should have taken (something I'm sure we have all felt) and had a feeling that the opportunity may be coming around again. It got me thinking a little about dreams and opportunities and I started wondering whether dreams had an expiry date..

I don't think all dreams have an expiry date. Sure the surface dreams or seasonal dreams, like the one to marry the pop star you loved when you were 14 or the dream to own a certain car, those dreams have an expiry date. One that's usually brought on by wisdom or an understanding of yourself or the realisation that the pop star is the same age as your dad, no longer has hair and is all out creepy!

But the other type of dream, the kind that seems to be written on your soul, the ones that you can't shake no matter how hard you try, the ones that sneak up on you when you least expect it (you know the one's I mean); I don't believe that those dreams have an expiry date. I think that they live in your soul waiting for the perfect opportunity to rise up again and be worked into action and that it is not the dream that has an expiry date but our belief in the possibility of the dream coming true and our belief is merely our perception.

I think we need to stop looking at our dreams through the eyes of who we were when the opportunity first presented itself and instead need to start looking at our dreams with fresh eyes. We need to look at them with the possibility of who we are now, with what we have learnt and who we are on our way to becoming and maybe just maybe we might be able to believe in the possibility of our dreams coming true.. the possibility that maybe this is exactly the right time to start pursuing the dreams of your heart and who knows where is will lead you.. This morning I stumbled across this inspirational story about a woman who dared to believe that her dream could come true:

I pray that we will take some quiet time, to be still and allow the dreams of our hearts to speak to us and then when we remember them, I pray that we will (even if it's only for a moment) allow ourselves to look at those dreams through new eyes of possibility and let God do the rest xx

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