Chasing a Dream…

Hello World!!!

Let’s face it…life can be inexplicably hard…particularly when it comes to achieving your dreams…and to some extent, that is the stuff that dreams are made of…”A man’s reach should exceed his grasp.” (Robert Browning) I was inspired when I read a story about a Georgia Olympian who will compete in the bobsled competition this week. Elana Meyers, who is 25 years old, trained for years to compete in the softball competition in the Olympics. However, in 2006, when she was a senior in college, she discovered that softball would be eliminated from the Olympics roster. But this true athlete did not let this major roadblock stop her. Instead, she began training to compete in  a sport that she had never done before – bobsledding – and now she has achieved her dream to be in the Olympics are after all….below are some of the more notable quotes from the story.

“I don’t consider myself particularly lucky. I don’t win the lottery. I don’t guess how many marbles are in the jar. I’m pretty clumsy. Anything random has probably happened to me. Timing and faith have helped me. I believe God has a plan — and I’ve worked hard to get to this point.”

“It does take a village to reach some kind of dream, and you have to allow that village to help you.”

“Bad things happen your whole life. All you can do is control what you can control and believe in yourself. Trust in whatever god you believe in. You have to rely on other people and allow yourself to be helped.”

Here is what God, through His Word, says about achieving dreams…

I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. Phillipians 4:13

I have seen something else under the sun:  The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong,  nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned;  but time and chance happen to them all.  Ecclesiastes 9:11-13

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-9

I have wanted to be a book author since I was six years old…and thirty years later, I am still working to get my first book published…But I won’t give up…My times are in God’s hands (Psalm 31:15)…and sometimes I get jealous when some writers get book after book published or when other writers seem to get  works of lechery rather than works of literature published…YES (eyes nearly rolling out of my head), I know about self publishing…but I don’t want to do it…’kay, thanks…don’t bring it up to me anymore…

Anyway, as I was jogging through my neighborhood yesterday, I imagined myself looking at my published book and signing copies of it for all of my adoring fans… I giggled…it will happen one day…I believe…one day at a time, I feel like going on…

Any thoughts?

Check out Eddie Caine Jr. from “The Five Heartbeats” sing “I Feel Like Going On.”  I love that movie…

P.S. Check out Elena’s blog


~ by jackieholness on February 21, 2010.

One Response to “Chasing a Dream…”

  1. Hang on to your dreams and keep writing! It will come to pass.

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