Chase My Dream Or Chase the Money? That Is The Question, No Seriously It Is!
I’m trying something new today! I’m going to write the truth according to me and not worry about writing for you, I hope that’s okay.
My blog to date has been largely about destiny and purpose, mixed with a little of God’s plan for your life. Although I believe in them all, the fact is, that I’m struggling with them all too.
There are days when the direction of my life seems so crystal clear; but the next day it’s as if someone I can’t see waded through my clarity and mucked up my water. It’s really, really annoying!
Anyway, lately I’ve been struggling with this basic concept: chase my dream or chase the money?
You see, I’ve always had a dream to be an accomplished author and speaker; and the truth is I feel very confident that, to a degree, I am already; I also feel that I can hone my craft to completely accomplish that. But, it’s always been with the word “someday” attached to it. The problem is that so far, someday has been very illusive and my increasing age isn’t.
On the other hand, I am an accomplished insurance agent; my clients respect me, in some cases they love me; but secretly I hate that life. It used to be exciting and fresh and I could easily motivate myself to do the things necessary to succeed; but after doing it for twenty years (putting my “real” dream on hold) I’m exhausted by the thought of it.
My challenge is that taking a leap of Faith of this magnitude especially now, seems even more insane than ever before. We just had our fifth child, (a bouncing baby boy), who was diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome which so far has required and asinine amount of medical professional involvement. Of course, we’re believing God for a miracle in his life!
In the “natural” as my pastor puts it, it all seems like bad timing; like everything could fracture in a blink and go horribly, horribly wrong, but doesn’t Faith require us to ignore what we see and believe in who we don’t see?
Hebrews 11:1 says that Faith is the substance of things hoped for AND the evidence of things NOT seen.
On that premise, the answer would be, chase my dream!
On the other hand, God gave me the gift that has led me into the insurance business for the last twenty years. So, would I be turning my back on my gift, or redirecting it? The gift of persuasion can be used for either.
Do you see my quandary?
I’m interested in what you think, please leave your thoughts below.