People will constantly try to belittle your dreams. They’ll tell you that your dreams are ridiculous, you’re crazy and it can’t be done! People will laugh at you and try to talk you out of pursuing anything worthwhile. Remember this: you will stand before God one day and give an account for your life – not their life. Whatever God has put in your heart for you to do, do it! Don’t let people talk you out of your dreams!
I love this story I read about a guy named Monty Roberts, the author of “The Man Who Listens to Horses”.
When Monty was in high school, his teacher gave the class an assignment to write about what they wanted to do when they grew up. Monty wrote that he wanted to own his own 200-acre ranch and raise Thoroughbred racehorses. His teacher gave him an F and said that the grade reflected that he deemed his dream “unrealistic”. Nobody living in a camper on the back of a pickup truck would ever be able to accumulate enough money to buy a ranch, purchase breeding stock, and pay the necessary salaries for ranch hands. When he offered Monty the chance of rewriting his paper for a higher grade, Monty told him, “You keep the F; I’m keeping my dream!”
Today Monty owns a 154-acre ranch called “Flag Is Up Farms” in California and raises Thoroughbred racehorses as well as training hundreds of horse trainers!
Don’t let anyone talk you out of your dreams. Stay focused on what you know in your heart God is telling you to do!