I’ve joined forces with a lovely, talented, and creative group of folks who, for the next 2 months, will be chasing kite tails. What’s that now, you might ask? Think of a dream like a kite. Chasing that dream requires first grabbing a hold of that kite tail, right? Right!
God’s been laying a fair amount of groundwork for me to do some major dream-chasing this past year. I’ve realized that before my bucket’s been kicked, I have some dreams that need pursuing. I’ve been working, and working hard, y’all, on identifying exactly which dreams are God-given and which ones are, ahem, hair-brained. (What does that phrase even mean?)
Over the course of this past year, I’ve prayed, brainstormed, networked, prayed, researched, and have I mentioned that I’ve prayed the tar right out of some of my dreams. Unfortunately, I’ve received quite a loud “NO!” on one or three. Actually, the door hit me on the way out, where one of them was concerned, but that’s fine by me. I’ve never felt the burn of the refining fire more than I have in this past year. I look at it a little like a doctor’s diagnosis in that you have to weed out the things that it’s not in order to figure out what it is.
I think Christopher Reeve said all that I’ve been feeling lately, about dreams, close to perfectly:
“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”
Do you have dreams that are just beginning to kindle? Is there a little ember in there that needs to be fanned and encouraged to ignite? I believe, with every fiber of my being, that God gives us dreams. Sometimes, he plants them deep within our hearts and no amount of work on our part can bring them about until He determines the time and place. Others, more obvious dreams, seem to stem from some natural talent or gifting that others see in us, encourage in us, or grow in us. Then, there are dreams that seem to allude us time and again. They beg to be caught hold of, but we just can’t figure out which steps are necessary to help reach them.
Where are you in that tangled up kite tail?
Let’s make this week the start of a dream-chasing journey together; I want to encourage you to chase after a dream. Maybe, that means acknowledging to just one other person that you actually have one. Or, maybe you know exactly what dream you harbor in your heart, you just need some encouragement to begin the chase. And possibly, like me, you are oh-so-aware of, and chasing hard after that dream, already.
“For Nothing is impossible with God”
Remember the old Nike motto “Just Do It!”? It’s time. Whether that means it’s time for you to dig in to God’s word and seek out what He might have in store for you, or that it’s time for you to start getting some wise counsel for how to pursue your dream, or even that it’s finally time to take that first step off the ledge – trusting that God is going to show you exactly where to step next. Whatever it is for you, do it.
Chasing a kite is always more fun with friends. If you’d like to learn more about The Kite Project, click here. Because, the more the merrier. Yes indeedy!