Monday, July 27, 2009

Aspire to Be

A song* I was listening to the other day has a daring message that I feel more people need to hear. It talks about how should think about who we wanted to be, "when the world was younger and we had everything to loose". The point stands that the younger you are, the more you have to loose, yet the wilder the dreams tend to be.

A little girl I nanny for is 7 years old and will declare with no hesitation that she will be an artist when she grows up. Not she wants to be, she will be. She practices her drawing and has no doubts. Her courage inspires me. When was the last time I was able to proclaim something without any hesitation and diligently worked towards it? It is much easier to dream when you are younger and do not understand all the obsticals that stand in between you and your dream.

10 years ago I wanted to be a nurse "when I grew up". At the time I failed to take into consideration that I have a terrible time hurting others, even if it is for their own good. But it was still my dream. 5 years ago I didn't know what God wanted me to do with my life, but I knew I wanted to help others. On my path to becoming a teacher, I am getting there (to the helping others).

I challenge you to look at your life: "are you who you want to be?"*

*This Is Your Life, song and lyrics by Switchfoot

1 comment:

  1. i am a big switchfoot fan and that is one of two of my favorite songs (the other is blues)

    i love the lyrics to the song and often ask myself (and others. we've used it in our youth group) "am i who i want to be." it's a very deep question. i think i am who i want to be but i always wonder what else i want to be or can be. i often think, is this who i'm "supposed" to be. is there more that God wants from me.

    something i constantly think of. great post.


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