You are not going to be able to get all that you want out of life. It’s impossible. And the sooner you accept that fact the more effective you will be at accomplishing what you really can do.
We shouldn’t stop dreaming, and we shouldn’t lower our expectations, but we need to accept that some dreams are for our life on the other side of death. I have seen too many people become depressed and give up on life because “things didn’t turn out the way they thought they would.”
Life is too short to allow disappointment and failure to hold us back from fulfilling the purpose that we were created for. Life will never turn out they way you expected it to. It is a painful and mystically beautiful truth. Accept it and move on.
I am a dreamer. I have dreams for my personal success, dreams for my friends and family, and dreams for the church. I have come to realize that not all of my dreams can be accomplished by me in this life. That doesn’t mean that I should stop dreaming. God is so much bigger than my life, and the dreams that He gives me are not just for me, but to inspire the people around me, and generations to come.
I think sometimes I try to rationalize my dreams and stop dreaming because I recognize that the journey to see those dreams become a reality is never easy. I’ve seen people close to me walk through some really difficult things, and become depressed or give up on their dreams because things didn’t turn out the way they thought it would.
Giving up won’t change anything. There is nothing you can do to change the past, but God has given you dreams for a purpose. Ask God to breathe new life on your dreams. Take action to see your dreams become a really. If you don’t see how to get there, ask God for the next step.
Grieve the dreams that have died, and then start dreaming again. Don’t dwell on the negative. There is too much potential around you. Every person is completely unique and has the potential to make a specific impact on the world that no one else can.