Have you seen this video of Musharaf “Mushy” Asghar yet? I first saw it over on Carlos Whitaker’s blog and it brought me to the place where I could have started crying. I watched it twice because I had to see it again. Mushy has a massive stutter that keeps him from living a normal life like the rest of the world. He faces unbelievable difficulties and odds.
Do me a favor, Do yourself a favor and watch this 5 minute video. I promise you’ll be glad you did.
I couldn’t help but think about how much Mushy had to overcome to get to the place where he was able to stand in front of his classmates and deliver that short yet powerful speech. His life was riddled with obstacles and challenges.
Do you remember your dream?
Somewhere along the way, I imagine that you have had a dream, a goal, or a desire that seemed unobtainable. Can you remember the passion that you first had for that dream? Do you remember how excited you were when you first felt that drive and that desire?
What got in your way?
In a moment of my most sincere honesty, you have to know that my journals are riddled with dreams that I have yet to see fulfilled. In fact, there are some dreams that I have yet to even chase. The two biggest culprits that keep me from those dreams are fear, and a lack of self-discipline.
I’m working on knocking them out. One day at a time. One step at a time.
God has given each of us a dream, a calling, a mission, or a purpose. Maybe it is something that you want to do for the Lord. Maybe it is something that you want to do for a friend. Maybe it is something that you want to do for your family. Sometimes we loose sight of that dream, calling, mission, or purpose. We put it on the shelf because it is just to hard, or it will require too much sacrifice.
Don’t give up on God’s dream for your life.
Maybe the best thing you can do is to slip on a pair of headphones and begin to chase after that dream.
I have mine on right now.