Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Build it.

I’ve never really been a fan of baseball as a sport, but I respect it. I prefer to watch basketball or ice-skating (is it considered a sport?) yet I can appreciate a good story or movie based on the sport. Field of Dreams is one of my favorite movies of all time. The story is about a man named Ray Kinsella, who hears a voice as he’s walking through his cornfield that says, “If you build it, he will come.”

I think if anyone of us heard a voice in the middle of a cornfield telling us to build something we’d be a little freaked out. I know I would be. But Ray Kinsella hears this voice, and after seeing a vision of a baseball field in his cornfield, decides to build the field. He sees it before it’s even there. He then begins to put the pictures he sees together while finding signs along the way meant to guide and direct him.

Building takes passion and perseverance. Ray Kinsella steps out in faith to build the field in his property. This is what life is all about. Taking steps of faith and following the path we feel led to.

His brother-in-law doesn’t have the faith or the vision to see. There’s a scene in the movie where Ray and his daughter are watching these great baseball players of the past play a game in the field he created. His brother-in-law isn’t able to see the players in the field. He thinks that Ray has lost his mind, and thinks Ray should sign off the property over to him since it’s in danger of being foreclosed. Ray decides not to sign off and continues focused on the plan.

This story is like real life in many ways. Often the one, who has vision to build something incredible, that no one has ever seen before, encounters criticism from others who may not see the vision. They’ll find opposition or doubt from those who don’t understand, but just because they can’t see doesn’t mean it’s not there.

I am in a season of building. I too have a vision to build and see people come whether it’s inviting people to my house, and showing hospitality, or adding another post to my blog, and having someone comment. I have a media company that I am growing and adding to each day because I have a vision in mind. I believe that if one dreams of something and plants seeds to build that dream, they will bear fruit.

Are you building something special in your life? Choose to believe in its potential.

I love how prophetic this scene is.

Tagline: “If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true.”