The Shepherd with an Impossible Dream by RogiroAn impossible dream . . .

Tembo was a shepherd boy who lived in a makeshift hut in the mountains of Lesotho.

Often he watched airplanes streak overhead en route for distant cities. One day he cried out, “If only I could fly one of those.”

Some years later, a missionary met Tembo and he got to know him. Impressed with the boy’s dream he gave him a job cleaning hangers.

The years passed, and Tembo’s hard work was noticed. He was promoted to better positions. Kind-hearted pilots gave him lessons in his off-duty hours.

One memorable day, the shepherd boy from Lesotho received his pilot’s licence. God had known all along where that young boy was, and He had a plan for his life.

(True story—Name changed.)

My dream: 

I had an impossible dream—to attend a writers’ conference in the United States of America. I called it out to God, and I’ve been to two, not one. You can read about them here:

Sandy Cove Writers’ Conference, and Florida Writers’ Conference.

How about you?

Do you have an impossible dream? Do you have the courage to give it to God? Speak to Him about it, and He may surprise you. He just might bring it to pass!

Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

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PRAYER: Lord, help me to dream big dreams and trust you with the results.

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16 comments on “The Shepherd with an Impossible Dream

  1. All my dreams are a a bit on the other side, but need to keep trying!
    As you said with God everything is possible!
    Very inspiring!

  2. “Goodness and Mercy shall FOLLOW ME” What an insight. How many times has an experience seemed to be of no value until suddenly, one day, I am overwhelmed by a problem – and I suddenly know what to do. Now is such a time. But I also know that all things do happen for a reason. It is time to dream again and to work on the hand dealt me.

  3. I’ve had many of my dreams fulfilled in my lifetime and I thank God for all with which I’ve been blessed. I’m getting older, but I still have plenty of dreams left in me and I have no doubt that God’s going to continue pouring blessings upon me and my family.

    Praise God always!

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    • That’s the spirit, Arlee. He doesn’t run out of blessings, we run out of faith when we think we’re too old for blessings! Havd a BLESSED day!

  4. Thanks for sharing this.. I also have a dream to speak on Ted Talk platform one day about yoga and spirituality… your post reminded me one of my dream… thank you.. hope it will come true one day..

  5. It’s amazing what God can do in our lives if we let Him Shirley – I often don’t realize how blessed I’ve been until I look back in hindsight – small hiccups along the way pale into insignificance when we see the miracles that happen sometimes.

    • You’re so right, Leanne. I remember listening to a tape by Bob Mumford based on the 23rd Psalm. He pointed out the words say, “Goodness and Mercy shall FOLLOW ME” – and you only see something following you when you look back. I’ve never forgotten that.

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