Dreams. Visions. They can be small but don’t ever think that even the smallest of dreams and visions do not count for something. I dreamed a dream and in it the truck I have been dreaming of since I was a teenager looked like this:
I am striving for the day that I can wake up and that dream has come true. That truck will look like this:
I know that it’s coming. Of course, I do not just dream about trucks but it is illustrative of all other dreams and aspirations that I want to come to pass in my life. I have the perfect opportunity to build my life and take it in any direction that I want, as do we all. It starts with that dream, that vision.
“A ‘thing’ may seem impossible only until the persistence of its realization proves it is not impossible. Then, when realized you continue to build upon and aggrandize [make greater] the ‘thing’ which at one time you deemed impossible.” – J. E.
We often wake up and vaguely remember the dreams that Infinite Intelligence has planted within. Remember this: When one is truly ready for a thing, it puts in its appearance. Let us put ourselves in position to realize these dreams, these visions.
Advice from a billionaire: Slow and steady wins the race.
Notice I said put ourselves in position. That simply means that we need to line ourselves up with the will of Almighty God. We can’t force our dreams to come true but one day when we wake up and realize that we are standing right in the middle of what was at one time a dream then we will know we were on the right path. Then we ask for guidance so that we can stay in line with that will so that our other dreams will come true.
I am starting from scratch. I had what most would say is a great life but the only imperfection in my life was me. When I wrote All I Have Asked, I Have Been Given I had a realization that the choices and decisions I have made in my past have gotten me right where I am. I am not defined by that past but I will let what I learned from it define my future.
“I wouldn’t get where I am going if I wasn’t here right now.” – J. E.
We have to live in this present moment and not in the future or the past so that we can keep our focus steady. Unfortunately, we as human beings aren’t really capable of living in all three of those places at once so the present is the perfect place for us to be.
D – Dreams
R – Realized
E – Everyday
A – Are
M – Monumental
In August of 2019 I realized that dream.
Original Article by J. E., circa 2017, updated circa 2020
Original Photography by J.E., circa 2017
Original Photography by J. E., circa 2017
I think we are … I think that what scares a lot of people is that President Trump may appear to have little experience being a president. Oh, the irony, no president ever did have experience going into that gig. Political experience, maybe, but that is vastly different than actually getting to the point where you know you will get something accomplished when you are on the other side of the campaigning, when you are on the other side of the election in general and sitting in The Oval Office.
Most if not all politicians have made promises, broken promises. They did not know what it would take to actually steer this ship. Their intentions were good but they lacked the experience that now President Donald J. Trump has exhibited in so many other areas that it surprises me that anyone would doubt that those proven strategies he used in business and his life wouldn’t transition to running our country.
The result of a practice proves its validity, not how loudly it is promoted.
I can’t wait to see where we are 4, no 8 years from now. I feel positive that his words about him being re-elected will come to pass. Because the people that are now against him will indeed have a self realization that they are indeed better off. With that said it’s not a 4 year job, it’s an 8 year career that will define President Trump and our country for eternity.
It is so strange how the sentiment going into this presidency is so contrary to where our feelings were in 2008, then 2012. Personally I saw the change that former President Barack Obama promised. One man should not be expected to change all that is not right in the world, unity is where that change takes place. We are far from united. Can we get to that place? Yes, we can.
It won’t be easy but let me tell you what separates President Trump from most any former president. His recognition and boldness in proclaiming that with the strength of God, Christ will guide and direct him and his administration in the proper way. It’s not that Obama didn’t feel the same but he sure wasn’t very public about it. He was not wanting to offend anyone and that just won’t work anymore. If we think we can do it on our own then God will let us do it on our own. But when we ask Him to guide us, to hold our hand, He will do everything He can to allow us to realize His will for our lives. It works on an individual basis just as it will work when it comes to lining the United States of America up with God’s will. We just have to always remember that God was never lost in this deal. We were. Maybe we are The Prodigal Country. Let us find our way back. We can do it together, we are The United States of America.
May God bless you. – J. E.
Original Article by J. E., circa 2017