I am in the process of letting go of a dream. Not completely, just direct control. I don’t think I will ever let it go far away yet it is clear that my touch will be through influence not direct management. Part of my process in formalizing this in my head is to review the details of the vision and visualize how things will be different in the coming year. Given my engagement and commitment the process is not always straight forward or natural.
Visions and dreams are funny things. We all have them. We may not realize what they are but usually they center on the things in life we treasure and hold the most hope in.
Business executives dream of profits and new organizations (translate that as power), musicians’ dream of the perfect performance, and politicians’ dream of policies, power, and getting elected for the umpteenth time.
What is often missing is a review of our dream for the future. How do we live life to the maximum? Will this approach help me achieve some ultimate goal? What if I could have it all? What would and could be the same answer to each question?
Others have struggled with these questions in the past. Some have felt compelled to write about it, sharing everything that they know. One author put it this way.
“Dear friends, I've dropped everything to write you about this life of salvation that we have in common. I have to write insisting—begging!—that you fight with everything you have in you for this faith entrusted to us as a gift to guard and cherish.” (Jude 1.3)
That is the way I feel about our shared struggle to hold onto God. We want what we have not fully experienced. We hope for what we do not fully understand. We struggle in getting through the day with all that it brings. Life is difficult, painful, and at times complex. In the midst of all this Divinity offers us hope and a future. It is a priceless gift; treasure and fight on.