5.05.2008

Dreams and Faith

"You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith." ~Mary Manin Morrissey.

There's a good lesson in this quote. All of us have dreams. But most of us [I think I'm talking about myself here] are filled with fear about our capabilities, our talent and our ability to stick to something long enough to succeed. That's where faith comes in.

C.S. Lewis said that we are "never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." The big problem for me is that first step into the darkness. You know, that space where you fumble around in the dark hoping to find a light.

What I have learned is that we have to take that step. And it will be dark. But the light is just around the next corner, and we have a Heavenly Father who is brighter and stronger than any darkness we may find ourselves passing through.

That's faith. And I believe that you find your dream through the power of your faith.

9 comments:

Jori said...

Wowser! You have been posting exactly what I need everyday. This adopting business is so hard. The foster classes are freaking Ryan out. I am going to forward him this post.

galbraiths said...

you are so inspiring. I love to come and be uplifted. I feel that way often, I think we are related?;)

MiaKatia said...

Um Jan, when are you going to get your own syndicated motivational column. Do you have some special way of knowing just what I need to hear! Love you!!!

hoLLy said...

thanks for reminding me to take the first step! my fears get in the way of SO much sometimes.

Ashley said...

Being passive and fearful of goal-setting is one of my worst weaknesses. I constantly need to be reminded of what you just posted. Thanks a bunch!

100 Percent Cottam said...

that's such a great quote! so true!

Melissa said...

Good words of advice as always Jan!

Mel said...

What a wonderful quote. I love it! I can so relate to that right now.

Sandy said...

Wow..what powerful words. It is so easy to persuade ourselves that the fears are reason enough to not attempt our dreams, think of all we would be missing in life if we never walked into the darkness. Now I need to get off my duff and believe the words and face my fears.

You inspire me so much. I heart you!