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It’s Allright to Dream

Hopes and Dreams

We live in a world that is always asking us to be realistic. There are voices all around, and inside our heads, that tell us our dreams should not to be too big. There is something that says our aspirations need to be based in some sort of reality, and usually that reality is defined by others.

I disagree.

I disagree because my own life has proved many times over that dreaming gets you somewhere. There have been some big moments in my life (buy me coffee sometime, and I’ll tell you about them) that I specifically look back on as big DREAM moments. The memories of these moments have brought me to a place of gratitude, thanksgiving, and inspiration. The memories of these moments, make me grateful that God didn’t leave them as memories.

You should be allowed to dream. You should be dreaming. You should be praying for the impossible. You need to mute the voices of those telling you otherwise. I have gone through a transition and life change in the past 4 months that confirms all I’ll ever need to know about how real God is. Dreaming gets you somewhere. It doesn’t get you there fast, or  efficiently, or painlessly, but it gets you there nonetheless.

Dream please. For all of us out there living with our passion for tomorrow, we need more dreamers. Dream big things, and dream new things. Make the time to think of “what could be” and create the space to “imagine a better place” for you and all of those around you.

“The hope of the righteous brings joy.”  Proverbs 10:28

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.

1 Comment

  1. John · September 20, 2012

    Jonathan,
    Very profound and very true observations. Thanks.
    Uncle Skip