The Power of a Dream

  • Posted on September 19, 2018 at 11:49 AM

Throughout history, many people believed in the power of a Dream. The list is endless.

Sometimes I get inspired when I  reread some of the stories of people who didn’t give up on their dreams.

Here are a few of my favorites…

Dr Seuss’ first book was rejected by 27 publishers before finally receiving a yes.

The power of a Dream…

Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper for not being creative enough.

Yet, to this day, millions of people visit Disney Land and Disney World.

The power of a Dream…

Steve Harvey has had great success in the television industry. Yet, it might not have happened.

When Steve Harvey was in sixth grade, his teacher told the class, “Write down what you would like to do when you grow up.”

When she looked at Steve’s aspiration, she thought he wasn’t taking the assignment seriously. When the teacher realized Steve really did want to be on television, she thought his dream would never happen and made him come up with a different plan.

Later that day, Steve told his parents what happened in class. Thankfully, Steve’s dad, according to a Huffington Post interview, ″said,

Take your paper and put it in your drawer.

Every morning when you get up, read your paper.

And every night before you go to bed, read your paper.

That’s your paper,’” Harvey says.

“What he told me was a principle of success, that if you write it down and envision it, anything you can see in your mind, you can hold in your hand.”

Steve carried that piece of paper for years. His dreams did come true.

Steve, known to be funny, gave his sixth grade teacher a new T.V. as a birthday present every year while she was living.

 

The power of a Dream…

 

For most people I know, as kids, dreaming came naturally. But as adulthood and responsiblities came, most adults left dreams for places like Disney World and Disney Land.

But wasn’t Walt Disney an adult when these two places came into existence?

 

 

Could there be power in a dream?

Proverbs 29:18 says, ” Where there is no vision the people perish.”

When my boys went off to college, I had to “find myself” again.

No, I wasn’t lost.

It was more about rediscovering my gifts, talents and passions.

As a mom, I hope my boys discover their gifts and talents, as well as develop them. I also hope they dream BIG dreams. I hope they shine. I hope they use their God-given talents to make the world a better place.

The power of a Dream…

Lately I have been thinking, “What would it look like if what I hoped for my boys, I hoped for myself?”

Currently I am doing a Bible study by Erwin McManus called The Last Arrow. In it, he encourages us to “go all out” and don’t shrink back.

 

He says, “Before you die, live the life you were born to live. Live your life with relentless ambition, a heart on fire, and with no regrets.”

The power of a Dream…

I don’t know what season you find yourself…maybe getting the laundry done and the family fed is all you can do…those are great aspirations.. I hope you enjoy it.

I don’t think it was an accident you read this today. God works in mysterious ways.

Look around you

listen…

There might be a friend or a child in need of encouragement to follow his or her dream.

Imagine what our world could look like if we each pursued our dreams and encouraged others to go after their dreams too.

 

We were made for more…

To live a life full of possibilities…

To be a blessing to others…

and also

To be true to our own hearts

in regards to a dream.

Remember a dream can be anything. It might be to get more organized, take a class, start a new business, or write a book.

For me, getting back to my blog is one of my dreams. I want to encourage others, share funny stories and give people hope.

The power of a Dream…

Blessings

Lori

 

1 Comment on The Power of a Dream

  1. Julie Vogt says:

    Thanks for the encouragement Lori!

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