I Want to be a Princess
Dreams Do Come True
This week I spoke to a group of youngsters at Life Works' Youth Impact Summer Camp. I asked each of them what they wanted to be when they grew up. Each shared what they dreamed of doing. One young girl stated that she wanted to be a princess. Needless to say there were some chuckles because most felt that her goal was unattainable because a princess, in our minds, is not a career to pursue.
When I asked them about the strategy to fulfill their goal, this young girl gave a strategy about how she would become a princess. The sincerity and optimism that resonated from her indicated that she believed in her dream. Who was I to divulge her of believing in the impossible when I was there to encourage them to expand their minds and to believe that with God the impossible becomes possible.
Childlike dreams are achievable. Unfortunately, along the way someone destroys the wonderment of dreaming and believing. What happens is that kids grow and settle for less because someone told them that they could not achieve their dreams. Unfortunately, they buy into the words of the dream buster.
Who is to say that one day Kate Middleton dreamed of being a princess and when she told someone they didn't take her seriously. Yet, the entire world watched her become a Princess. A dream comes true.
We have to nurture our children's dreams because we never want them to stop believing in them. If they continue to believe in their dreams, regardless of how lofty, they are apt to achieve them. If we laugh at their dreams and dissuade them, in essence we cause them to settle for less.
When they stop dreaming and believing they give up. The dream was taken from them even before it had time to ferment and grow. As a result, many meander through life trying to find another dream and nothing seems to work.
In the wake of our children preparing to go back to school, ask them about their dreams. Resolve in yourself to be an encouragement to them and not a dream buster. Help them lay out a plan to achieve their dream that begins with getting a good education. Explain to them how a world of possibilities open when they expand their minds to embrace everything God envisioned for them.
More than ever, children need our encouragement. They need to know they are special and God has great things for them. They simply need for us to believe in their dreams and to help them make them come true. Who knows, that young girl who said she wanted to be a princess may actually have the foot that fits the glass slipper. Wallow! Her dream of becoming a princess comes true!
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Jacqui A. Showers., The Showers Group Ministries