Dreams and Reality

I have big dreams.  But I must also live in reality.  I’m not saying this because I’m dissappointed with my reality.  I’m saying this because I need to remind myself that my reality is pretty amazing as well.  If I followed only my dreams then I would miss so much of what happens around me every day.

I used to think I could be a great actor (I went to college on a drama scholarship)

I used to dream about being a rock-star (I was in a band, [brace yourself for some pretty cheesy web-page-ry if you follow that link]we recorded three CD’s and played in 5 states, with some of the best friends I’ve ever known).

I think I’m funny and could be a stand-up comedian (I do open-mic every once in a while).

I want to write books (right now I’m happy writing papers).

All of my dreams I’ve been able to participate in to some degree, which I count as an amazing blessing.  I’ve just been doming to this realization that my reality today is enough.  I’ve learned to become content with whatever it is that God wants to do with me.

I think to most enjoy my present moment I have to embrace reality.  I cannot compare my reality today with the tomorrow of my dreams.  If I do that I will inevitably be disappointed with today, because dreams can always be so much better than reality.  But by living in my dreams I will also miss the opportunities that God brings into my life to live a part of my dream today.  I will probably never be a famous preacher/teacher/comedian/musician/author but I get to have a taste of those dreams every once in a while.  And for me . . . that’s more than enough.

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