Sunday, May 16, 2010

There for a Reason

This blog was bound to happen.

I mean how can it not…?

I just went through four of the best years of my life and completing my college career.

I have some thoughts about what happened and whats going to happen as my adventure continues


The thing everyone asks me is this

“Whats next?”

That is an excellent question

It usually is followed with something along the lines of

“Hows it going with the economy how it is? The job market isn’t that great…. Scared?”

I find myself thinking all the time

Should I be scared of the economy?

Of not really having a job cemented in yet?

Scared that I don’t know where I am living come August?

Collin

You are in the real world now
It is a brutal place.

And it is

The thing I am scared of is not that I do not find a job

Its not that I am scared of having to call mom and crashing in the basement for a month or two

Its not that I am not sure where my income is gonna come from in August (I have some strong leads)

The thing that I am scared of the most


Is that I would

lose my

imagination


Heres the thing:

My imagination fuels my dreams

dreams fuel my passions

Within my passions my “calling” is found


Its so easy to lose ones imagination

It happens all the time

All

the

stinkin

time


Trials rob us of imagination

Our pursuit of what we believe to be

our “right” to wealth and happiness

steal our imagination

and in turn our dreams suffer

All the while, our calling dies


When a persons imagination/dreams die they tend to believe they

Don’t have what it takes


What it takes to find the right job

To be the right guy for the job

What it takes to find the right girl

to be able to provide.

To be able to have good friends.

What it takes to be liked

To be successful

What it takes to make a difference in someones life.

What it takes

To change the world


Thats what I am scared of

The job market changes

The economy will pick up

Or crash more… depending

I never want to be that guy who

Ten years down the road am still seeking out what was left of my imagination



I can never lose sight of my imagination

I have to keep my dreams close


Proverbs 13:12

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick,

but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life” \


I was created to have an imagination

To have dreams

To have passions


And, so were you.

So to all those who have graduated either yesterday

Five years ago

40 years ago

Or to those who are graduating soon


Never lose sight of your imagination

Chase your dreams

Pursue your passions


They are there for a reason

4 comments:

Mark Mayfield said...

"What it takes to find the right job
To be the right guy for the job
What it takes to find the right girl
to be able to provide.
To be able to have good friends.
What it takes to be liked
To be successful
What it takes to make a difference in someones life.
What it takes
To change the world"

This is good. I need to come back to this weekly. The pressure can un-do you after a while.

amorr11 said...

Great stuff Collin. I need to be reminded of this often. Sometimes I go a long time without imagining somewhere my life ISN'T going. It's hard to guess and steer where it is, but hard to let go and imagine and go after something different. I need that to stay sane. Remind me to dream with you next time we go into the woods (which should be SOON)

Mitzi said...

so true Collin! i havent heard that verse in awhile, spoke to me.
& you should write more often. you're blogs are always insightful!

Jill Driver said...

Great thoughts, I really enjoyed that. So true, imagination gives wings to hope and dreams, that's why children dream wildy and believe they can do anything. it's good to be reminded to keep imagining...if we can imagine it, then God can plan even more and that's exciting.