What in the world are you thinking? You can’t do that! It will never work and mark my words, you’ll regret it.
Have you ever heard these words? They are especially painful when undertaking a risky but heartfelt project or dream. What happens if the dream falls apart and the words are, in their own way, prophetic? What a quandary. Ever been there?
2 Cor. 13:11Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
Let’s say that the dream crumbles into pieces at your feet. You kneel to sift the remnants through your fingers. A few people spare a curious glance your way but no one stops on his or her busy path. You are alone. What do you do?
Options, anyone? Rage, scream, or hit something? Cry, sleep, or hide? Eat until you can’t breathe? Smoke a cigarette or three? Drink a pint or two? Drive one hundred miles an hour until you don’t feel pain a…