“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” ~ Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
You’ve seen the end of this thing and it’s SO MUCH better over there. At least you’re tempted to think it is better. One problem: when you get there you’ll have another dream, vision and goal. And the whole dissatisfaction thing will rear its ugly head again. And the cycle will continue until you decide to do something about it.
The biggest thing you can do to change this cycle is learning to enjoy the steps. You won’t go anywhere without them, so really they are your friend. Really. The vision gives you hope for the future. That’s a good thing, but you can’t live in the future. You live in the now. Life is always now. The steps are always now, too.
Life is in the steps. I’ll say it again. Life is in the steps.
Life is in the little things each day that get you further down the road. The steps are the only logical way to get there. They WILL get you there. So shouldn’t you appreciate them? Shouldn’t they be a source of joy instead of frustration?
Jesus said “My purpose is to give (you) a rich and satisfying life.” John 10:10
His purpose is to give you a rich and satisfying life. A rich and satisfying life is found in rich and satisfying steps. YOUR rich and satisfying life is found in YOUR steps.
Seeing “the dawn before the rest of the world” doesn’t have to be a punishment, especially if you decide to be satisfied in the steps. Take the steps, one at a time and let God satisfy each one of them. Let Him fulfill His purpose.
Relax… and enjoy the journey.