Follow Your Dreams

Jane loved to dance. She had been doing it ever since she was little and now she was older she was starting to think that maybe she could make a career out of it. However, many of her school mates thought dancing was silly and would regularly make fun of her, her dancing anything else they could in order to make her feel small.

“It's a waste of time,” they'd say, “you ‘ll never be good enough.”

Though the comments really hurt Jane, she was determined to carry on because she knew how much fun dancing was for her and how good it was for keeping her fit.

After she finished school, she went to college to train as a dancer , and years later, after lots of her first professional performance, she smiled with pride, knowing that all her hard work and perseverance had paid off. Thank goodness she hadn't given in to the taunts back in school, otherwise she would have missed out on all this.

Jane had  to battle through people judging her and making fun of her because they didn't understand something that she was so passionate about.

Bible Text
Psalm 69:6-15

6KJV:Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.
7KJV:Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.
8KJV:I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.
9KJV:For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
10KJV:When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.
11KJV:I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.
12KJV:They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.
13KJV:But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.
14KJV:Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
15KJV:Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
16KJV:Hear me, O Lord; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.

Questions to Consider
  • Jane's passion was dancing. What was it in Psalm 69:6-15 that David was so passionate about?
  • What is similar in a way that both Jane and King David coped with their situations?

Motion Points
  • How you’ll feel if you were misunderstood and mocked by people around you because of something they didn't understand? Consider whether you've ever done the same to another person. If you have, go to them and say sorry.
  • Writing a list of things you are passionate about and that you will be prepared to preserve through difficult situation for.

Hymn for Today

Further Study
  • Romans 4:18-25
  • James 5:7-16
  • Hebrews 12:1-3

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