“…eventually you have to stop thinking about it, dreaming about it, imagining it, hoping, scheming, planning, or even praying, and you have to actually do something. You have to act. You have to execute. You have to step into the real world and bring the change that you can only see through the eyes of faith.” -from Erwin McManus’ Wide Awake

I’ve always been a bit of a dreamer. I can see things better than they are. But sometimes I feel powerless to move them from what is to what could be. Lately, I’ve seen a lot of what could be happening but isn’t – a lot of potential lying dormant. But instead of creatively leading forward, I’ve been frustrated into cynicism.

One of my favorite concepts in physics is the transformation of potential energy into kinetic energy. An object sitting around has potential energy. Even though it’s just there, not accomplishing anything, there is potential energy. It’s measurable. But it’s only potential. The energy is not useful until it’s made kinetic – until it’s set in motion. Our dreams of a better future are like that. Unless we set them in motion, they are worthless to the world. Set something in motion today.

A dream deferred eventually becomes a weed of despair instead of the seed of hope God planted.

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