Life goals

I always wanted to play the piano… it had been one of my life goals for a long time. The only problem was whenever I saw a piano, those black and white keys looked like a foreign language – one that I’d never understand.

That is until one day I asked my friend Pete (who is a musical whizz-kid) if he could show me some basics. He showed how to play a chord and then another and, before long, I could, sort of, play 5 or 6. He told me to keep going over and over the chords until it felt natural. So I went away and practised and practised and practised. I was on my way, this felt exciting!

The next time I saw Pete I showed him where I was up to and he showed me how to link the chords together, it was starting to sound like a song. He showed me how to play some of my favourite songs. It was in a very basic way but nevertheless I was playing! I was actually playing the piano! It felt incredible and I wanted to cry.

What I’ve realised is that if I hadn’t spoken to Pete about my dream, then it would probably still just be a dream. Pete helped me to take steps towards my goal, and for that I’ll always be grateful.

Do you have a dream of something you’d like to do? Something you’d love to achieve? I believe that God puts hopes, visions and dreams within us and cheers us on to make them a reality. Sometimes they can feel like things that we could never possibly achieve and yet God gives us all that we need to make it happen.

There’s a brilliant verse in the Bible that says
‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.’ Proverbs 3 : 5-6 NIV

Speak to God about your dreams, take His hand today and let Him lead you and show you the way ahead. He is a trustworthy Father whose hands are loving and gentle. You can walk without fear of what lays ahead, for He promises to guide and protect you.

By Meg Cannon

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