Chances are if you are a living breathing soul, then you have a dream that is much bigger than yourself. Most likely during the opening sentence you flashed back to your childhood when you thought you would be a firefighter, policeman, top executive, singer, dancer or even a superhero.
Some people are able to achieve their dream, while others hide these dreams down deep. If you are one of those that achieved your dream job, then I wish you the best and say terrific job! But if you are like most of us, you have yet to achieve this goal.
Mid-life crises are born out of thinking back to failed dreams and ambitions. You can be happy as can be, but then all the sudden it hits you like a ton of bricks. I will be the first to tell you I did not dream of being a pastor, but I was called into this type of leadership. I love it and am fulfilled in it and cannot see my life as being meaningful without it.
There is not one week I do not love what I am doing completely, but in the back of my mind everyday I know I still must work toward my dream to share my music with the world. Some may think this is futile, while others have said its a childhood dream that I should give up. I have never bought into this and have pressed on.
We can have new dreams. Being a pastor is the best dream I have ever had. I always say this, “I cannot give up preaching and I cannot give up music. No matter what, I know I am supposed to do both.” Even though, like me, you may have found a new dream, I am here to encourage you to chase after your childhood dream and make progress toward seeing it a reality. You do not have to sacrifice your dreams.