Motivational Tuesday: Dreams

Turbo is a film about a young underdog snail named Theo, a.k.a. Turbo, who dreamed of being the greatest racer in the world, just like his hero Guy Gagné, a 5-time Indianapolis 500 champ. His obsession with speed and all things fast has made him an outcast in the slow and cautious snail community, and a constant embarrassment to his older brother, Chet. Turbo desperately wished he could escape the slow-paced life he was living, but his one chance to live proves a near fatal disaster when he tried to recover a prize tomato and needed to be rescued by his brother.

Disheartened, Theo wanders onto a freeway to admire the traffic and wishes he was fast as the cars. He suddenly loses his balance and falls into the traffic. He is thrown amongst the traffic until he landed himself in a drag race competition.  While at the race, he gets into a freak accident and gets sucked into the supercharger of a drag racer and his DNA is fused with nitrous oxide. This caused him to have super-speed.  

Turbo’s story kicks into overdrive as he embarked on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the world’s fastest race, the Indianapolis 500. With the help of his tricked-out streetwise snail crew, this ultimate underdog puts his heart and shell on the line to prove that no dream is too big, and no dreamer too small.

I wanted to share the lesson that I got from the film Turbo.  It deals with dreams and accomplishing them.  Turbo had dream of having super speed like a race car and winning Indianapolis 500 yet he was a snail. However, that obstacle did not stop him because he achieved those dreams. That goes to show you that no dream is too small or too big for anyone to achieve as long as you believe that you can do it and you make it happen.  Don’t allow anyone to deter you from accomplishing your dream or make you feel that your dreams are not realistic because God instilled those dreams inside of you.  There are times, when you may get discouraged especially when you have individuals in your life such as family, friends, significant others or co-workers who are try to rain on your dreams with their negativity. But don’t allow them to discourage you or make you feel that your dreams are unrealistic. Find individuals who believe in your dream like Turbo because these individuals are pivotal to your success because they will encourage, support and motivated you especially when you are feeling defeated.  

Proverbs 16:3 states “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” If you commit those dreams to God and you allow Him to take hold of those dreams. Just watch Him move in your life and the  many doors of opportunities He will open for you.  I’m learning that right now in this season of my life and I’m trusting God with my dreams. He is really moving.

Whatever dream or dreams that you have, I suggest that you get a notebook and write all your dreams in it. You can use pictures from magazines or pictures from the internet that will help you visualize your dream. In Habakkuk 2:2 And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. By doing this you are faithfully taking a bold step of taking your dreams from imagination to reality. It helps you keep your dreams in eyesight and holds you accountable to accomplish them.  Remember, Luke 1:37, “For nothing will be impossible with God” for those times you get discouraged.  So my friends, dream on and keep dreaming  but don’t just dream make those dreams a reality.

I leave you with quote, “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” Jesse Owens.


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