Thursday, January 24, 2013

Do dreams expire?

Is it ever too late to pursue a dream?

Can you ponder a dream for too long, and miss the opportunity for accomplishment?

I like to consider the words of C. S. Lewis: It's never too late. Is he correct?

I should hope so. We're all so busy, sometimes we forget to dream or don't have time to set goals. But in the quiet, solitary hours our mind and our hearts wander to what if. What if I try . . .

Are you wondering if it's too late? Are you wondering if you've missed your window of opportunity? Perhaps you should have started your efforts toward your goal ten years ago when the dream began to burn in your heart.

Are you wondering if you can find success after you've tried and failed? A local pastor, John Leach of Jubilee Fellowship Church in Lone Tree, CO, said, "Failure doesn't mean game over. It could mean try again with experience."

I don't know about you, but I'll go with the wisdom that points to hope and second chances. Keep on striving, or start taking steps to see your dream become a reality.

Do you believe God has planted a dream in your heart? If so, then get on with it!

Consider these words from scripture: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

I'll leave you with the words of another wise man, Winston Churchill. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."

And for me that means, "Write on!"

What about you? What dreams are you going to pursue?


Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

What a great post! Dreams should never die! We have to hang onto them and in their time, those dreams will come true.

Megan DiMaria said...

Thanks, Chris. Glad to be an encourager!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Megan -

I'm one of those late bloomers. I didn't start writing for publication until I was over 50.

Now, I have a book contract and an agent. Never give up!

Susan :)

Megan DiMaria said...

Thanks for sharing your successes, Susan!