This is a day to pause and reflect. We are not talking about just one man, one dream. We are talking all of us, all of our dreams. Maybe we can start by asking a few questions:
What is your dream? Note, Martin Luther King said, “I have a dream.” He didn’t say, “We have a dream.” If you are dreaming someone else’s dream, you are in the wrong dream.
Does your dream resonate with you? When all is said and done, we are our dreams. The rest is all illusion.
Do you embrace your dream? When we lose our dream, we lose our spirit, we lose everything.
Are you around people who support your dream? These are the ones who both comfort and challenge us. If nothing else, they let us know we are not alone.
Are you willing to go it alone? The wrong people in your life will make you feel isolated and alone, anyway. They will kill your dream and expect you to thank them for it. It comes down to this: Lose the people, keep the dream.
What is the price of your dream? Are you willing to pay it? In his very last address, Martin Luther King said:
Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop.
And I don't mind.
Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!
As I said at the beginning, this is a day to pause and reflect.
Published On: January 20, 2014
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