Lord I want to dream again

Lord, I want to dream again.

When I have followed my dreams my life has been fulfilled.

When I have ignored  my dreams I have become stagnant.

What do I do now that some of my dreams have come true?

Do I just glory in their fulfilment?

 Do I just rest now that I have passed on my dreams to others?


Lord, I want to dream again.

My life is not yet over.

I have not yet run my race.

I cannot retire from life.

I will not sink into contemplation of my achievements — or lack of achievements.

I ask, “What’s next Lord”?

I need to dream again.


Sometimes I dream of things I cannot possibly do on my own:

I want to change the world!

I want to meet every need!

I want to put right every injustice!

But I will not be put off by the impossible:

  I will try with all the strength I have.

But Lord,
But Lord, I want to dream again!

I wrote this when I was on a day retreat on Saturday. We were encouraged to be …..

In the retreat we were encouraged to be true to ourselves and to be honest with ourselves and other people. I intend to restart writing by blog and to be more honest with myself and with you, my readers. I will make myself vulnerable and may lose a few ‘friends’ along the way.

This entry describes my desire to dream again. In the past I have dared to dream and the charity Kingscare/Karuna Action has been the result.  But I have passed control over to a younger couple which is great, but this has left a vacuum in my life. But my life is not over and God hasn’t finished with me yet. I ask, “What’s next?”, and I want to, and need to, dream again.

Author: George Dowdell

I was the founder of Karuna Action (formerly Kingscare) and was the director for 24 years. I have now handed control over to younger people but continue as an advisor and trustee. My passion is to see extreme poverty eliminated and to see justice for the powerless.

8 thoughts on “Lord I want to dream again”

  1. Seems you are not alone in your thoughts, all of us come to the same place some are not blinded by what they feel but are abe to recognise an inner beckoning and that the desire they have is indeed a gift in itself.

    I thought that my voyage had come to its end
    at the last limit of my power,—that the path before me was closed,
    that provisions were exhausted
    and the time come to take shelter in a silent obscurity.

    But I find that thy will knows no end in me.
    And when old words die out on the tongue,
    new melodies break forth from the heart;
    and where the old tracks are lost,
    new country is revealed with its wonders.

    Rabindranath Tagore

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Hi George I’m agog to read what comes next. I’ve just recently handed over a ‘charity role’ that has occupied my for a number of years and, like you, am wondering ‘what or where next Lord?’
    Dream on!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Dear George,
    Your honesty and passion is what comes through and that is what changes people. You will know better than me the changes brought about by a man who said “I have a dream —.” Whether many or few, you can and will still inspire people to make a difference. God still wants you to dream!


Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: