Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I Forgot...

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I made an appointment with my dentist to have my teeth cleaned today. It's an almost-every-six-month ritual that let's me know if there is any deterioration of my teeth and gums. Plus, it keeps my teeth looking bright(er). Hey, it's free with my dental insurance!

In a kind, yet chastising way the receptionist indicated that the last time I was in for a cleaning was in May of 2010. She backpedaled a bit though when she saw on my chart that I had a crown put on one of my teeth in November. I guess that qualified me for a pass on missing my almost-every-six-month cleaning.

The funny thing is, I had forgotten about the crown. If I had remembered, I would have told her why I wasn't sitting in the hygenist's chair getting flossed in November.

Why did it slip my mind? Because it wasn't bothering me. Back in November I was very aware that I needed dental work because of the broken tooth and the pain that accompanied it. Today there's no pain, and I guess no reason to dwell on the tooth.

Maybe there is some psychological explanation for this, but I like to think simply. Bottom line: It wasn't an inconvenience, so therefore it wasn't on my mind. Call it what you want. I forgot about it.

Where am I going with this? Well, think about your dreams for a minute. Not the sleep ones where you are being chased through your high school while wearing only your underwear (am I the only one who has that one?), but the dreams you have for your life.

Have you forgotten them because they don't bother you anymore? Have you become satisfied with your lot in life, and are ready to abandon your dreams for the acceptance of dreariness?

Allow me to encourage you to re-kindle your dreams, and the vision you may have once had for your life. Consider them again! Act on them! Let them inspire you to fulfill them!

Concerning your dreams, don't say I forgot...

Question: Are there any dreams for yourself that you may have forgotten? Share your thoughts below in responses.

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2 comments:

PhilipClaycomb said...

Thanks Pastor Brad, how easy it is to get caught up in the mundane things of life and forget to press into those dreams that God has given us.

Brad Lewis said...

Phillip-
That's so true. Let's both inspire others to "keep dreaming"!