In the Old Testament of the Bible, someone was made to live the dreams of others. The person was David who later became the King of Israel. Let us read from the Bible...1 Sam 17:38-39
38 Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armour on him and a bronze helmet on his head. 39 David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them (NIV).
After David with all boldness coming forward to defend the people of Israel against the Philistines particularly the giant called Goliath, he knew God was on his side. The interesting thing happened in verse 38 where he was made to dress like a soldier as an army man but David realised that he cannot use such an armour. Though we might not be part of the army of Israel or fighting any ‘Philistine’ but it seems we have become ‘David’ going to fight a ‘giant man’ where we are made to dress like a soldier. ‘David’ here refers to us and the ‘giant man’ is life. ‘Samuel’ also here refers to those who want us to live their dreams.
Most of us when we get to a stage where critical decisions about our lives are to be made, some people try to assist us but upon releasing, we are leaving their dreams. Looking at the situation of David from the verse we just read, tells us that no matter what people will force us to live their dreams. Often it happens with our close relatives particularly parents. Note something, I am not against parents.
It is often experienced in academia. When it comes to programs and courses to read in senior high schools and colleges, people dictate them for us.
I am trying to point to the point that, when it comes to such, it should be discussed and the best option will be chosen. In the multitude of counsellors, there is liberty.
David after being dressed as a military man released that he cannot fight using such an armour. He quickly undressed to able to face what was ahead of him. Don’t let someone live your dream or live someone’s dream. Make your dream come true by living your dream.
Living someone else is a burden. Live the God-given kind of dream.
#Your dream is possible.