Wisdomisms – Breaking News: Someone is Waiting on Your Story
…Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. John 12:24
We have to Jump.
There’s way too many of us that view life through a single lens; our own. We see our daily decisions and actions as ones that shape our own path, at the most possibly affecting family and friends. That’s as far as some of us go. We’re closed off. Our vision is too narrow. It’s too personal. It’s too focused on our own individual destiny.
Self-dependence. And it’s not the thinking that I depend on myself, it’s the thinking that no one is depending on me.
So the visions we have. The dreams that wake us up at night. We internalize those dreams, seeing them through the lens of self. I’m too old. I don’t have enough time. It’s not my season. What about my kids? I don’t have my degree. I don’t have any money. And we rationally kill what’s irrational. But we are mistaken.
We are mistaken that the visions we had, the dreams that woke us up at night, the things we saw…were for us. Our own path. We thought that at the most it would possibly affect family and friends.
We are mistaken. We focus on “I” entirely too much. How “I” feel? How am “I” going to make it? How could “I” do that?
What’s rational about something you can’t see?
But that’s neither here nor there. What’s here and there is our inability to interpret why we had the vision. Why we were awoken with the dream. Why we saw what we saw.
Could it be that you were given what you were given because someone else did not have the capacity or capability to see?
I came to the University of Michigan with one goal: make the basketball team. First year – didn’t make it. Second year – didn’t make it. Third year – finally made it. I was a self dependent thinker as well. I’m sure you can find an interview somewhere where I say something like, “This experience will stick with me for the rest of my life. I’ll be able to approach any situation knowing that if I’m persistent and continue to work hard, I can reach any goal.” That’s nice. But I was mistaken.
I jumped and did not realize there was a line of people standing behind me. Someone waiting to hear my story to build their own faith.
We have run out of choices. You don’t have a choice anymore. That vision you have is not for you. That dream you have is not for you. Yes, you will be the reason it’s accomplished, however, it’s not about you. There are thousands of people, millions of people, waiting to be touched by your vision, waiting to be touched by your dream and you don’t even know it. Or them.
What if Oprah didn’t jump? Would you know Dr. Phil? Would you know Carol’s Daughter? Oprah’s vision wasn’t for her. It was for the millions of peoole she would touch.
But what if she hadn’t jumped? What if she said: I’m black. I’m a woman. There’s no way.
Like what if you don’t jump….
We are waiting.
If you feel comfortable, share your dream with us in the comment section.