Saturday, February 6, 2010

Quiet Desperation

I just finished watching "Revolutionary Road" with Leonardo Dicaprio & Kate Winslet. It was an awesome movie and I recommend you take the time to watch it if you haven't already.

The movie was about an idealistic young couple that had all sorts of dreams and goals as to how their life together would turn out. They were both creative minded people who ended up feeling stiffled by their choices in life. He (Dicaprio) ended up working for the same company in which his father once worked and she (Winslet) became a homemaker. For some people this life would have been enough; nice home, good job, 2kids......

The problem for the characters was that this was not the life they envisioned for themselves. They both really wanted more out of life, but in reality, neither had the courage to go after it.

This movie was so true to life for me, and I think a lot of people in general. Many people end up settling for where they are in life, instead of going after the things they really want. I mean life is good, and you could probably live happily ever after where you are, but in your heart, you're not doing what you feel you were destined to do.

Such was the case of the characters in this movie. Neither went after what they really wanted in life, and as a result, became two rather miserable people.

As Christians, I believe that we are "Destined For Greatness" and that when we don't pursue that "Greatness" whatever it may be; we live our lives with a certain amount of resentment, either against ourselves or those around us. When you "Desire" something then you long for it. Many of us have desires/dreams that have been in our hearts since we were children and we have not pursued them. Perhaps we are afraid, or think we're too old, or feel that it's just unrealistic. I am of the notion that God gives us the desires of our heart. Psalms 37:4 reads: Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.I understand this to mean that "God" will give us "WHAT" to desire. When that desire is not fulfilled, our lives are not fulfilled.

I don't know what you "Desire" in life, but if you're not pursing it, I do know that your life will never be what God designed it to be.Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but [when] the desire cometh, [it is] a tree of life.

Be Brave & take the steps necessary to follow your dreams.

It Takes Courage To Live The Life You Want!

Be Blessed Today!

Alecia (AKA Destahnee)

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