Today marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington led by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With this in mind, I want to leave you with the thought or subject—Dreams Do Come True. Did King’s dream come true? Not completely but progress has been made. Despite the lack of progress on some fronts, doing nothing would’ve been a far worse outcome. Where would we be today if the leaders of the Civil Rights movement had done nothing? God forbid the thought.
We each should look at ourselves to see if our dreams have come true. What do you want out of this life? What are your plans? What are your goals? What are you willing to sacrifice to make your dreams a reality? Along with these questions, though, is a much more important question. What is the source of your dreams? Did you inherent your dreams from society or your family? Or did you seek the mind of God concerning what direction you should go in?
You can only find true happiness and fulfillment obeying the voice of God. One of my favorite aunts once said to me, “Life is too short not to be happy.” I wonder how many people today are not happy. Maybe they feel okay or blessed in some ways, but aren’t truly happy. Following the mind of God is the only path to happiness. And even those who don’t believe in God are often guided by him nonetheless.
My recent experiences have taught me the value of obeying God. When you try to make everybody happy with you, you will fail every time. People change so much that by the time you do the things they said would satisfy them, they will have a new line of hoops ready for you to jump through. Why spend your life pursuing another person’s dream for your life? Go within and unearth the dream that was planted within before you were birthed into this world. Clean it off, examine it, pray over it, and meditate on it. But most of all DO something about it. Dreams do come true.
I have the honor to be your obedient servant,
Reverend George H. Latimer-Knight
Written August 28, 2013 @ age 31