I sit in the sun, waiting for my dreams to come true. The only difference between me right now, and someone who has given up hope in their life, is that I’m still trying.
I’m reclining in lawn chair typing this on the shore of Lake Sylvia, MN and a wicked breeze is rushing across the lake in front of me, shaking the trees, and smashing against my shirtless chest right now. My sunglasses are down, and between the shores, the water is shimmering like a sea of diamonds that remind me of the millions of dreams I’ve had throughout my life…
It’s moments like these I just have to stop and ask myself: How did I get here? In this lawn chair? In this moment of time? Doing what I love to do, which is writing for the Purpose Pages? And from here, after experiencing this powerful moment in the sun, where will I go next with my life?
I’m listening… to the wind right now… I hear it talking to me. Have you ever listened to the wind before? Especially when it’s smashing water up against rocks? The splashes are echoing so loud, one after another. I can hear them now. It’s crazy. The sounds are coming straight at me. I hear the wind’s voice. I’m going to try to stare into the wind like it has a face. I see its substance. I see hopes, dreams, memories, hallucinations… fantasies of what I could be if I tried my hardest at this one shot at life. I see who I am, and who I could be. I am looking into the face of God and seeing who I am…
I am enjoying this view. It’s such a great door into the deeper questions of life such as: Why am I here, and why did God create this moment for me to experience?
It’s so much more fun to live this way rather than waking up, feeling dead, and forcing myself to go to work and pretend to be someone I’m not…
This is what life should be like… Just like this moment… You stare off into the distance and see the dreams you are destined to see sparkle like diamonds. Then you have the decision to grab hold of those dreams and turn them a reality that can impact this earth.
God, it’s beautiful out here. The wind is just blasting me, and I see my dreams. They’re flying around me, and I’m going to grab them. I am determined to at least try.
When I stand up from this chair, and I’m done writing this, I’m going to be different. This attitude will instantly make me different because it’s counter-culture in a cool way. I’m asking you to ask yourself: who are you? Someone who gave up and is just going through the motions the rest of the way? Or someone who’s going to keep trying even if you’re the only one still believing in your dream?
Right now I am looking across the lake, and I see what God is telling me to do with my life. In this view I have found the only two essential ingredients to live an amazing life: 1) See what God is telling you to do. 2) And then do it. Everything else will naturally come, like the wind.
I believe this is the meaning of dreams: To give us the inspiration to achieve the purpose in life we value more than anything.
What dreams are you going after? And how are you staying determined? Leave a link. Maybe you can inspire someone else to keep trying.