Remember when you were a child, and you believed you could fly if you just ran hard enough and leapt?  I’m not proposing you do anything like that might possibly  cause bodily harm, but I am asking you to consider what it was that allowed you to take that flying leap off that porch, or deck?  Was it ignorance?  Maybe just a little.  Was it foolishness?  Again, maybe a bit.  But I submit to you that it was something else.  Something that as you watched reality, grownups and negative people snuff out your dreams (some rightfully so), died within you.  Something that seemed a lot more fun than the harsh “reality” of life.

I’m talking about faith.

A wise person once said, “Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”  Of course, those are the words of Jesus Christ, and He knew what He was talking about.  Children have a way of believing that is so pure, and unfortunately taken advantage of.  As a result the harsh “realities” of life can strip that childlike faith and take with it so many of our God-given dreams.  Dreams embedded into our DNA, to carry out that for which we were made.

Why is it that so many people with “successful” careers find themselves bored, discontent, and depressed even after they’ve climbed the ladder, after they’ve earned their millions?  Are they spoiled?  Maybe.  But some of these people are not, and they’re really good people deep down who have worked hard to earn their success.  Might it not be that they are not doing what they were created to do?

It is written, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10 NLT)

Happy is the one who understands what he or she has been designed to be and do, and walks in that purpose.

Haven’t you ever asked yourself, “Is there more to life than just making money and getting stuff?”  I know it’s difficult to ask this when you’re going through tough financial times, trust me.  But I also know that the question is valid whether you’re in need or in plenty.

I’d like you to ask yourself:  “What was I created to do and be?  Am I living that way?”

It may seem like a dream to you (dream career, dream life, etc.) but perhaps that’s only because it’s been so long since you imagined it.  May I humbly suggest that you study the blueprints of your life with the Master Designer who created them?

That’s what I’ve been doing ever since 2008, and my life has never been the same.  For the first time in my life, as a published writer, I can say I’m walking in my calling, my design, my destiny.

Do you have dreams that you’ve long given up on?  Dreams that you don’t dare revisit because of past disappointments and pain?  Bring them back to the Master Designer (God) and ask Him about it.  I truly believe that those who seek sincerely will find because “He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

As always, I welcome your feedback and questions.


I’d like to leave you with a very inspiring song and a video montage of a man who never gave up on his dreams


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“I Believe I Can Fly”

Lyrics by R. Kelly

I used to think that I could not go on
And life was nothing but an awful song
But now I know the meaning of true love
I’m leaning on the everlasting arms

If I can see it, then I can do it
If I just believe it, there’s nothing to it

I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away
I believe I can soar
I see me running through that open door
I believe I can fly…

See I was on the verge of breaking down
Sometimes silence can seem so loud
There are miracles in life I must achieve
But first I know it starts inside of me, oh

If I can see it, then I can be it
If I just believe it, there’s nothing to it

I believe I can fly…

Joshua Graham is a USA Today bestselling author, Winner of the International Book Award and Forward National Literature Award. His thrillers include DARKROOM and BEYOND JUSTICE, and TERMINUS. Graham's works have been characterized as thought-provoking page-turners.

Legal Notice: All information on this website and blog are from Mr. Graham's personal experience and insight and should not be viewed in any way, directly or inferred, as qualified professional advice.


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