We all Dream Dreams!
Everyone of us have things we would like to achieve, places we'd love to visit, careers we strive to follow. Many of us have ambition to succeed, some want to make loads of money, others to spend their lives helping others.
But, if you're like me, over the years some of our Dreams have got lost in the mists of time. We've settled, perhaps, for alternatives which we may have not really wanted, if we are being truthful with ourselves. Of course, that doesn't mean we can't enjoy and even love what we have been given in life, and be grateful for it, but it also doesn't mean we need to lose touch entirely with our dreams.
I remember lying in the bath one day many years ago and dreaming of becoming a TV presenter. What would it be like? How would it feel? Would it change my life? Well, that was one dream which was fulfilled. I DID eventually, after many years of hard work, become a TV presenter and it was fantastic. It felt great, if extraordinarily tiring. Did it change my life? Probably! It opened doors to many interesting places, people and projects. But it also meant that other things in my life did slip away. You can't have everything, I guess, and gaining one dream might mean letting go of another.
But I'm an eternal optimist. I still DREAM DREAMS. I still work hard to try to fulfill those dreams.
Occasionally I get days, like today, when I'm in a pensive mood. I'm wondering what the future might hold. I'm struggling to see what lies ahead. As a Christian, I know that God is in control, but it doesn't mean I don't worry from time to time. And then, while looking for something completely different on the internet I came across this - the debut Britain's Got Talent audition of the now international sensation that is Susan Boyle. And it lifted my spirits.
Susan had a Dream. Few believed in her. No one in the auditorium thought she was worthy and many, as you'll see when you watch this extended version of the audition, actually laughed at her. She didn't look like a star. She was (slightly) older. Perhaps many thought she was 'past it'. In fact, if you look at this audition video on YouTube, from which it originated, you'll see some sites still carry rather nasty comments made very recently about Susan, all these years on. It just seems that if you don't look like a star, and are gorgeous and young, some people just won't give you a chance.
Yet, given the opportunity to shine - Susan's talent overcame the critics.
So, if you're feeling down today and wondering where your dreams have disappeared to, watch this video and feel empowered. Listen to the words of the song - they are so appropriate. It doesn't matter how old you are, or what you look like, or even your social and economic circumstances....right now....
Dream Your Dream!