6 June 2015
Self Improvement
Comments: 1

Have you ever planned for something and/or envisioned something only to find obstacle after obstacle hindering you from achieving the ultimate end result? I recently encountered such an issue…the light at the end of the tunnel was very dim. Despite it all I continued to have faith and hope that I would eventually accomplish my goal if it was in God’s plan. What I anticipated on take 8 weeks max, turned into almost 8 months. I continued to pray and ask God for guidance. I began to ponder if I was indeed following the path God has for me or if I had ventured off in the wrong direction. I will say that prayer changes things. After affirming my path…..I became persistent and used connections I had to help achieve my desired outcome.  I am now in phase 2 of this dream because I refused to let it die…..I believe the words of Langston Hughes say it best:




What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up

like a raisin in the sun?

Or fester like a sore—

And then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?

Or crust and sugar over—

like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags

like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?




Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Which will you choose?

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Thenessa, an LPC-Intern, is a graduate of the Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling program at Amberton University under the supervision of Megan R. Lee, LPC-S. Thenessa earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Biology from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas.

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One response on “A Dream Deferred!!!

  1. LeeAnn Nichols says:

    Very applicable! Thanks for sharing that persistence and faith along with action can make a difference. I’m encouraged to continue believing in a long term unmet goal.

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