Thursday, October 11, 2012

31 Days of Inviting the Uninvited: When It's Okay To Tell Someone Your Dream

Your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

-Psalm 139
What's your dream?

One of mine is to work with teen girls (okay, I get to do that some now..) and to give them a chance to chase their dreams in a big way. I'd like to build a mentoring program that births out of a faith community. Kind of like Donald Miller's Mentoring Project - which I love, by the way.

I think youth have great ideas. They have lots of potential. Passion, too, that sometimes they don't even know they've got.

It's hard to open up, to let people in. Really in. I get that. My dream is one day there are more people than kids and teens who want to spend time knowing them, investing in them, and can be positive influences on all those who might feel overwhelmed by life.

I like to ask people what they want to be when they grow up. Kids, adults, whoever. Dreams don't have to be far-fetched ideas. They might be. But sometimes, dreams are what you always thought you could be but never told anyone. 

I want to pause a bit, in these 31 days. It's not all about me. I like telling stories. But, what's better, is that story untold, the one you listen for, and then you consider yourself blessed when you get to spend time with people and kids who matter just because of who they are.


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