Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired mankind with his “I have a dream” speech. Dr. King’s dream was for every man, woman, boy and girl to be treated equally regardless of the color of their skin. In today’s world, we often forget that during the time this speech was made racial equality was just that; a dream. There was division and hostility and sadly, even violence. I’m certain many people believed the day would never come when racial equality would become a reality. Never would those same people have ever fathomed that an African American man would one day be sworn in as the President of the United States. Twice! Dreamer? No. I rather, would call Dr. King a visionary. With eyes of faith he saw what did not yet exist. Anyone can dream, but a visionary puts action and planning behind their dreams. The finished work is always in the forefront of your mind, to be pursued with passion. Dr. King dared to dream, and his dream became a reality that has changed the course of history in the United States.
Have you ever wondered what America would be like had Dr. King not dared to dream? I have. I have also wondered how many of us have that same potential to change the world around us, but we are too intimidated take action.
What do you dream of? What is it that ignites passion within your heart? Is there a long forgotten dream within you that dares to surface from time to time? Don’t push it back down. Fan the flame of your heart’s passion. Perhaps we won’t all be world changers like Dr. King, but we can all change our corner of the world. We can make a profound difference in the lives of others when we find our passion and strive to thrive therein. Your dream, your passion may be one that will impact society. The dream is within you for a reason. No one else can fulfill your destiny. It is yours alone. Dare to stand and be the next great one to say, “I have a dream…”