Jul
14
2009

You’re NEVER too Old to Walk Into Your Destiny!

Many times… I receive private notes and messages from members of this blog and the Facebook group that REALLY inspire and encourage me!

There is one message that I received last week from a good friend… that was especially powerful and really stuck in my spirit. I believe it will INSPIRE everyone on this board!

For privacy reasons, I will not reveal her real name… but we will call her Shari…. and she has agreed to let me publish this note to inspire everyone. Enjoy!

Hello Daniel,

Thank you for the WORD in due season!
I really needed that word.
I am really needing to push through the “fear of failure
I have struggled with ALL my life.

It has stopped me from pursuing anything worth while and has kept me in bondage to the “safe route” which keeps me working as a cashier where I count the seconds to go home and keeps me from pursuing something fun and creative like photography or creating my own greeting cards.

It is interesting that just the other day I found an interesting envelope. My dad passed away over a year ago and we have purchased his home, there are still remnants of his life here and there.

I found in some of his things the other day his application for an art correspondance school that he had applied for. he did follow through and graduated from the course. But what I found interesting was what he wrote on the application.

The question was:
I would like to become a successful artist because __________________

He wrote:
“I want to have a larger income and I don’t want to be a truck driver for the rest of my life.”

At the time, he was 25 years old.

He was a truck driver until he retired at the age of 60.

This made me sad, and also caused me to ponder my own life. 44 years old and STILL a cashier…

WHY? you ask… FEAR of FAILURE !!

WOW eee !!

Fortunately the last couple of years of my dad’s life were spent in a building that was partial care but independent living ( he needed help because of a bad heart ) where the people were exposed to dad’s paintng and art work and they LOVED it !

His apartment became an ART studio, all you could smell was oil paint when you walked in. There were paintings wall papering the walls and lining his floors.

He began to sell his work to those that really enjoyed it.

The last painting on his easel was a ballerina, the last three he painted were ALL ballerinas. It was VERY important to me that I could keep the last one.

I felt it was a sign that he believed in me to pursue my dreams and that YES ! I would dance again.

Anyways, he “could have” had many more years if he would have taken his dreams seriously.

I do not want to wait till it is TOO LATE to pursue my dreams. I have been in a GREAT battle recently to follow my heart… and to hear what I really desire, and not the lies of the enemy with all the reasons why I can’t.

Anyways, Thanks again for such a timely word.

BIG BLESSINGS to YOU and your family!

Shari

Remember… as long as you’re still breathing, you’re NEVER to old to accomplish great things!





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  • Greta

    An amazing story. How sad her Dad had to wait so long before he could follow his passion. I’m thankful that in the end he did. I truly hope Shari will follow her heart. What may keep a lot of people back from following their dreams is the financial struggle in the beginning or that it does not make enough money to live on.

    Comment | July 15, 2009
  • God built the passion and desires that each of us has for life into who we are. By unlocking our gifts, talents, interests and skills we begin to discover our passion. It is passion that leads to purpose and the reason that we were each woven in the beginning.

    Comment | July 17, 2009

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