Room To Grow

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My computer’s acting up.  I bought a new hard drive, but the files won’t transfer.  So far I’ve got everything put in my Dropbox program on my iPad except for my music, and between my phone and my iPad I still don’t have enough room to save it all.  It’s looking like I’m going to have to burn a bunch backup CDs.  I know they’re saved to the iCloud, but I have no idea how to get them from the cloud to my computer afterwards.

And this is all because of a stupid virus.  A virus that is telling my hard drive that it’s too full when I only have about 10 documents, my music and a couple programs.  That’s it.  It’s frustrating.  I hate computer viruses.  I’ve sat for hours just trying to figure a way to work around it, but the fact is I’m just going to have to install a new hard drive and start all over as much as I want to ignore what this one is telling me.

I’m too full and I can’t take any more.

Do you feel like that sometimes?

Do other people try to tell you that sometimes?

When they feel like you’re too busy, but you’re out doing what you’re sure you’re supposed to be doing?  And they think they’re trying to help by keeping you at what they see as a normal pace.  I think their hearts are usually in the right place.  But it ultimately boils down to one thing:

They’re holding you back.

And I think we have to be aware and discern between the people that are doing it because love you and the people that really are doing it just to hold us back.

That virus on my computer?  It filled up my hard drive immediately and I keep getting messages saying that I’m almost out of memory.  And the thing is is that I didn’t download it on purpose.  It’s just that sometimes these things just show up.  And sometimes it’s from a place online that we’re familiar with and comfortable downloading things from.  Those are the attacks we’re not expecting.

So what I want you to know is that when you go out to chase your dreams, you’re going to be approached by people who really do care about you and want what’s best for you.  And when you get approached, you’re going to feel like you’re being attacked, and maybe it’s not you that they’re attacking, but your dreams.  Either way, it hurts.

But they love you.

They really do.

They just don’t want to see you get hurt.

So forgive them.  Just don’t quit chasing your dreams because someone doesn’t want you to get hurt.  I think about the only time dreams ever really come true is when you live a little bit dangerous.

What do you say to the people who just don’t want you to get hurt?


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