Tuesday, October 30, 2007

dream versus aspiration

what's the different between dream and aspiration?
The Kiss of Heaven, by Darlene Zschech (I read the Indonesian translation )

in her book, Darlene makes a statement: if you can think on how you can do it, then it is not a dream. that is an aspiration. few things about dream: it is a Hardwork! it needs focus! there will be long hours, frustation, tests and time to relax.
When we are in the presence of God ( i hope this is the right meaning as in Indonesian translation it is said 'kesenjangan Allah'), it feels uncomfortable. we need to keep learning to always say," I can do all things through God who strengthens me" - Phil 4:13 it feels unfair. sometimes, it does not look like our dream but look like our nightmare. however, in every circumstances we need to always say what Psalm 31:15-16 says, "my times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me."

Darlene also reminds us that this all is not about us. God gives us dream to serve other people. He gives us health to go, to serve and help other people. often we enjoy with our dreams to happen, and we put our focus on it. it makes us unable to see what God actually has put into the palm of our hands. we need to realise that His mercy and His goodness that makes every thing impossible becomes possible.
one of the way to see our dream becomes reality is to help other people's dream becomes reality as well. it's about unity, and it's all about Him. when we realise that our dream are made to bring people to Him, there will be no words can describe how satisfy we might feel. our dream will start with little things that we are assigned to do. where would bigger things come if not comes form small things, right? and the last, keep a positive attitude. let positive words that keep coming out of our lips.


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