Dream Seeker or Security Seeker

Are you a dream seeker or security seeker?

While a few people may live at either end of the spectrum, most of us have at least a bit of a dream. And want to be secure enough to pay the bills and finance those dreams.

Dream Seekers Risk Security

I know a big dreamer.

He achieved many of his dreams.

Because he worked hard.

And when he got knocked down, he got up and tried again.

His bank account wasn’t large.

But he viewed himself as one of the most fortunate people on earth.

Because for him, even a small dream coming true was better than not trying for any of them.

And most important, he was certain he was valuable enough to pursue his dreams.

Security Seekers Risk Dreams

I’m not a big risk-taker. I’m a pragmatic, analytical planner.

But I still have dreams.

One dream I held for a long time was wishing I was more a dreamer than I am.

Grand trips. Wondrous adventures. Additional college degrees followed by a multitude of fantastic careers.

Then I’d take a breath and return to reality.

I’m me.

Less exciting. But inescapable.

My dreams just need to be Joni-sized.

And my biggest risk is giving up on a dream because logic tells me it isn’t practical or prudent.

The only way a dream dies is if I kill it.

It’s easy to kill a dream

Unfortunately, it’s way too easy to kill a dream:

— Choosing not to spend time on the dream

— Giving up because it seems to be taking too long

— Allowing anyone, including me, to stop me

— Believing the lie that because my dream isn’t important to others, it must not be worthwhile

— Abandoning the dream, which means I let a cherished, unique part of myself die

Dream Seeker or Security Seeker

No, I’m not as big a dreamer as I wish I was.

But I do have dreams.

And this pragmatic, analytical planner is working to achieve those dreams. As well as for the security needed to attain them.

Most important, I’m certain I’m valuable enough to pursue my dreams.

What dreams are you working for?

I’m praying you pursue them because you are too valuable to let them die.

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Joni Vance is an award-winning author of fiction, essay, and poetry. She loves mystery, history, and how God reveals Himself every day.


May God reveal the mystery of His love in your life story.

4 thoughts on “Dream Seeker or Security Seeker

  1. Great post, Joni. I probably limit my dreams even more than you. In fact, I wouldn’t even refer to any of my plans for the future as dreams.

    • Thanks for reading and commenting. I keep remembering the verse that says “God gives us the desires of our hearts.” So I know that God will give me the dream He wants me to have – in His way and His time. Then he will help me do my part, if I cooperate. 🙂

  2. What a wonderful, encouraging blog. I have two big dreams: 1. To become a published writer of a series. 2. To have a garden that provides food and flowers and looks amazing. I’m struggling with both but the dreams have not died and I’m still trying:)

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