A dream is key to fulfilling your “why” of living. A dream takes time.
Do not give up. Remember there’s always time between “now” and “not-yet.” It’s the in-between space.
One of my kids had to learn to walk again after an injury. The physical therapist started the walking lessons in a pool to make it easier, with less weight on the leg. Even so. It was not only painful, but hard to do.
There seemed to be a disconnection between the brain and leg.
The pattern repeated each week. We were all frustrated with the lack of progress. After a few weeks, the physical therapist simply said:
Stop looking down. Look forward. You will walk well.
It changed everything. Physical therapy eventually came to an end with the hoped-for-outcome.
I’ve told this story and made the same statement to many people who are stuck in the in-between of “now” and “not-yet.” The thing is . . . there are times when it’s difficult to take one step forward . . . especially when there’s more questions than answers about the future.
- Stop looking down. In other words, stop focusing on what has or hasn’t occurred.
- Yes. It can be a challenge to stop thinking about all the things which could or should have been a certain way.
- And. It’s hard to stop wanting the good-old days back.
Please note: The strange thing about the good-old days is that those days seem better as time passes.
2. Look forward. It takes courage and creativity to believe in the reality of possibilities.
- Yes. A change must be made. Reframe the perspective with a vision of the dream.
- And. The dream needs to be reviewed and the belief in it renewed.
3. You will walk well. These are life-giving soul-words of truth to remembered in the journey of life. It may seem impossible when all the details are considered; however, with God all things are possible.
- Yes. How the day is lived matters. There’s a daily assignment to live with the best attitude, thoughts, words, and actions.
- And. Believe the best. The trajectory is the best.
No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Philippians 3:13-14, NLT)