Why ‘You can do it!’ is sometimes the wrong thing to say

Facebook memories reminded me just now that I wrote this a year ago and reading it again really encouraged me and I hope that it encourages you as well.

Honest about my faith

disney dreams will come true quoteWalt Disney said,

‘All our Dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them’.

I have to say that I mostly love this quote. I love the idea that if we are motivated to reach our potential then great things can happen as a result.

On the other hand though, I find the quote terrifying if anyone takes it as a guarantee. We should have the courage to pursue our dreams and to try our hardest but the reality is that sometimes things just don’t work out in the way we want them to.

Gideon, was struggling. All his dreams hadn’t come true, Israel (where he lived) was under attack from the Midianites (a neighbouring tribe) and he and the rest of Israelites felt powerless. Gideon expresses these feelings when he says;

“Why has all this happened to us? And where are all the miracles our ancestors told us about? Didn’t they…

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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