Erica RoselloDo you ever wish you can snap your fingers and receive your biggest dreams? It would be nice to just imagine a new car and in two seconds it appears in front of your house, right? It’s fun to imagine that there is some magic genie that will make all of our wishes come true. But, if this were true you would be missing out on the journey it takes to reach your dreams.

Let’s use the idea of getting a new car as a topic today. Many people who suffer from walking in terrible weather to bus stops in dangerous areas most likely have a car of their own at the top of their wish list. Can you imagine you are one of these people sitting on a bus bench wishing for a new car and it suddenly appears? You would jump right into the car and drive away as fast as you could! It would be amazing!

But, then think about a person who rides the bus sitting on a bus bench who is a single parent with a young child. Imagine that your child watches you and joins you taking the bus every day to go to work, school and run errands. You are working hard saving small amounts of money to buy a car. It takes years to save up the amount of money you need for a down payment. Your child watches and learns what focus and determination look and feels like. It helps them witness what it takes to reach a goal. Most importantly it shows the child what they need to do to achieve their own goals in life.

Chances are these small steps of saving money over a few years has brought you on your journey to purchasing your new car. Finally, the moment has come that you are ready to put a down payment on the car. So, you begin searching online for a car you want and for local car dealers that will offer a good price. It’s exciting as your child enjoys this moment with you.

Then the day comes that you both take your last bus ride to the car dealer to choose your car and proudly put the down payment for the car. As you sign the papers and drive off the lot you realize that the journey was worth the reward. If you have a dream or goal in life, whether it is big or small, begin your journey with small steps towards achieving your dreams!

Erica Rosello

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

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