On Fire: Finding Your Gift And Using It

On Fire: Finding Your Gift And Using It

The word that ‘kills’ your dream & the one that lets it loose

There is a word that

– keeps you down,

– deepens your fears,

– squelches your dreams and

– hands you off to addictions and distractions—television, video games, shopping, wine, porn—ensuring you waste your life.

The word is this:


As in:

Do that? I don’t see how.

I can’t see how to get out of this rut.

Be free—creative—caring about others? How? I’ve got too many bills to pay.

A dream that big is just a fantasy. It would take lots of people and many more dollars to implement. How would I come up with that?


I’m just a high school drop out with a messed up family. How can I do anything to help someone else?

I have an idea, a cause I’d like to take up, but I don’t know what to do…don’t know how.

On and on. Soon—or at least by middle age—we forget how to dream.

We stop caring. How has defeated us…made fossils out of our heart, faith and imagination.

How kills. Don’t ask how…ask



 What dream can I seize with God’s help?

Then ask God to show you the first small step.

Take it!

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posted May 16, 2012 at 6:27 am

Very inspiring! Thank you! Life has sometimes been discouraging to me. I have wanted so badly to figure out what my inner talents are so that I could use them to get a good job to adequately help support my family. One day I stumbled across an amazing book that I feel has helped me so to figure out my inner talents- “The User’s Guide to Being Human: The Art and Science of Self” by Scott Edmund Miller.

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posted May 10, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Tim – your encouragement blesses me more than you know — thank you.

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posted May 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Gloria, I don’t remember how I come across your page. But being a born again Christian I find it absolutely beautiful. I have 3 that I visit daily, and yours is one. The time and hour we live in today. There needs to be more. Respectfully Tim

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posted May 7, 2012 at 2:56 am

Love the potent image of fossilized dreams–AND the reminder that only Divine Resources keep them alive. Can these bones live again? From That Voice and Vision,… of course. Thanks for another great navigation sign. :o)

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posted May 5, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I love your post-it image, Bill. I think I’ll steal it!

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posted May 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Yeah, I think you’re on to something Gloria. I just wrote “How” on a post-it, then crossed it out. It’s now pasted at the top of my monitor.

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