In the movie “They call me Sirr” based on the true story of Sirr Parker, an underprivileged boy that rose to become an NFL Player, has a scene where his cousin Dante tells him that he needs to play: Sirr: “I don’t know, I don’t know if I can do this.” Dante: “You got to do this Sirr, you got to play. (Sirr looks unsure) A’ight, Don’t play, don’t make a difference. Just be another dumb brother with a dream. What, you think you’re gonna make it out in the hood? H— no! All you hear about growing up in this hood is that there are two kinds of dreams man. Broken ones and the ones that don’t come true. If you want to buy in all that, then fine, don’t play.” In this dialogue, a great truth is revealed. Many times our dreams don’t come true, not because they are impossible, but because we don’t pursue them. We have the idea but we don’t follow through, we just don’t play. And when we fail to take action, we live our life with broken dreams. We give up without even starting.
There is a lot of people that will try to put you down and belittle your dreams and aspirations, if you let them. And if they do, it means that you are walking and talking to the wrong crowd. These are the same ones that have not achieved their own dreams and have put a ceiling to what can and cannot be done for them and for others. These are people that are hurting and without realizing it, they are hurting others in the same way. But you are different, you were created for greatness, for a life full of blessings. This doesn’t mean that all will be easy. The writer of Galatians clearly stated and encouraged us not to get tired of doing what is good, because he knew the propensity of us giving up. He knew about the trials we confront every day that attempt to keep us from achieving our calling. He also addressed the fact that if we give in to that mindset, we will become bitter and stagnant, perpetuating the wrong cycle in our lives.
If we don’t give up, we will reap a harvest of blessing that God has prepared for us and the dreams and aspirations that have been deposited in our heart will come to pass, at the right time. God created us for greatness, and made us a little lower than Himself and put all things under our authority. So why would you settle for less? Why would you be afraid to walk into the great and awesome future God has for you? If you dream it, it can happen. But there is a condition: You got to play.
“BREATHE expectantly, LIVE confidently and MOVE Boldly”
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© Copyright Danny Maldonado, 2012
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