Following Your Dreams

Following Your Dreams

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

There seemed no reason to expect the man was destined for greatness. Looking back, he admitted that his “school career was not a success.” Part of the problem was that he “never could focus.” As an average violinist, he knew he “could just manage.”

After enrolling in a conservatory, he felt the desire to become a conductor. He approached the director of the school orchestra, asking for conducting lessons. Unimpressed, he responded, “I’m terribly sorry. I don’t think you have talent.”

His dreams could have ended there. But he continued to hold out hope, advancing in his studies, practicing his violin. Then out of the blue one day, the conductor asked the young man to step in during a rehearsal and lead the orchestra, so he could check the sound.

The young man took advantage of this opportunity, demonstrating enough potential for the director to change his mind and agree to give him lessons. No one knew that Bernard Haitink would go on to become one of the world’s great conductors, admired by musicians worldwide.

Many dreams are crushed by people who can’t see into the future or don’t recognize factors that may blossom in future years with just the right encouragement. Some people give up on their dreams. But others persist and keep believing.

If God has given you a dream, don’t give up, even if you face doubters and skepticism. Have faith and stay faithful.