“Dear Wonderful God,
…It’s hard to have a dream and to feel like there’s no one I can talk to about it. But I know that others won’t understand…” October 22, 2002
This past Sunday, a friend and fellow aspiring actress came over to work on a project. As usual, we ended up talking for hours about everything except the project. A major topic of conversation was our desire to be great. We spoke candidly about our career goals and aspirations. Today, I realized that was the first time in my life where I was able to share how big my dreams really are. I was able to do this because I was speaking with someone who shared the grand nature of my own dreams, yet saw it as possible. Her exact words were, “And why not?”
“…With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 KJV
I see my friend’s question as a great interpretation of this verse.
Jesus responded to reality, with truth.
Dreams are often stunted by doubt and comparison. These two enemies tend to cause people to keep their dreams under lock and key. This can prove to be wise when surrounded by others who don’t dream as big. Unfortunately, it can lead to loneliness; which is what was beginning to happen to me. Then, I met my friend.
As we spoke, at times, it felt like I was listening to myself. She spoke of her dreams with such conviction. They were big. They seemed impossible. But she was fully convinced of their possibility. Like me, she did not simply believe her dreams would come true. She knew it. Her bold confidence empowered and uplifted me.
Today, we’re still chasing our dreams together. Our friendship is based on our chase. My hope is our continued friendship to grow with our success.
May you find someone safe with whom to share your dream.