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How to get your life back.

May 13, 2014

jess aitken


You woke up this morning and just like so many days you rolled over and got out of bed ignoring the laughter of a thief.  You barely hear the laughter anymore… you have made it white noise. It’s voice sounds like that one elementary school teacher and/or your parents and that date you went  on or that time you were in that group and you dared to share how you really love that thing that is different or it could sound like the voice of a spouse who doesn’t want your dreams to get bigger than theirs or more time consuming  Or maybe that thief sounds like silence… the silence of side eyes  …the screaming silence of furrowed brows mixed with pursed lips.


Or maybe you watched someone beat your dream unconscious.  Maybe you have stood by and watched till your dream fell over because it couldn’t take anymore kicks… and maybe you had to crouch next to it …. put your ear right up to it just see if it was still breathing…. and maybe while you did that a thief kicked it one more time…just so you could hear its breath escape. Or maybe someone stood at your door and opened the door and slammed it over and over laughing, “Your stuff is so stupid…Your stuff is so stupid… your stuff is stupid.”  And maybe their words hurt just as much as their fist would… or a riding boot to the ribs.  Maybe.


Those things are all the voice of a thief.

Were you sharing your dreams?

and that thief he will grab and he will steal and before you know it, you will be following a thief and not a Redeemer.

A Redeemer who would die to give you your dreams…. and you let it be stolen away to follow the thief. A Redeemer who is a Creator… who put it in you to create…to Create! … to paint, to write that book, to pursue a passion… to garden, to cook, to write those songs… to design… to lift up a community… to build community… to sell what you make … to learn a new trade… to learn a new passion…


It is yours. Those voices… where are they now?  Are they living your dreams… probably not… they just stole them because that is all they know how to do… So you get up… and you steal it back!

The only new things that will happen are the things you create.

You. You! and when you take it back… you start a revolution.  Because the person next to you didn’t know they didn’t have to listen to those voices.  So when they see you going after your dreams… they start to awaken. Your child will watch… your granddaughter will know.  Your spouse will look and be inspired.  You want to save someone? You want to show someone what Salvation looks like? You go after the dreams a Creator put within you to work out with Him!

You show the world what it look like to not have to listen to those  multitude of voices and to follow the One.

Because that is the secret… every dream… was put in you so that you could spend unique time just with Him and you. Any wonder why a lifetime of voices were concocted just to steal it all away.  A thief doesn’t want you to get the unique time.. that specific time with a Creator…. the time created just for you. So steal it back!  Can you imagine if you get to the end of this life and realize you wasted it pleasing the thief… pleasing all those people and pursed lips! If you aren’t living out the dreams He put with in you…He created in you.. then you are serving a thief. Today is the day… type the first line of your book. invite those people to dinner. buy the plants. buy or borrow the tools for that crazy idea. take the class. dance in the kitchen and break out from what they told you was “cool” In your mind… you steal it back… see that big bag of your dreams? Own those dreams. Wear them like they were made for you by Coco Chanel or Gucci . Steal it back Because I tell you this… No dollar you earn, no hour at the gym…

no thing is more powerful to change the world than you living your life with a Creator who created you to Create with Him

14 Comments leave one →
  1. Diane permalink
    May 13, 2014 9:59 am

    Yes yes yes. This is my favorite post of yours…but I think that about every one

  2. Susan permalink
    May 13, 2014 10:17 am

    Thank you beautiful heart! You are truly an inspiration.

  3. Amanda permalink
    May 13, 2014 12:45 pm

    How did you know that the business and community idea I had shared with others had gotten such “stealing” reviews! I am having my whole family read this today. We will live for the Redeemer not the thief!

  4. May 13, 2014 11:39 pm

    Wow. That’s about all I can say, besides “Thank you!”
    You can’t imagine how timely this is for me.

  5. May 14, 2014 5:01 am

    Amen and Amen, so, so true & such strong words. Thank you for this, T. This is exactly what He is teaching me at the moment and I am learning just how liberating it is to pursue dreams that I have let lie dormant for years and years, all because of those voices that speak negativity and doubt to my heart. What a joy it is to find freedom in our Redeemer!

    • May 14, 2014 11:38 am

      liberation is yours!!! It’s sort of one of the main things He does.
      So cool.

  6. May 14, 2014 7:41 am

    WOW! That was GOOD! I’ll be posting that for my kids today 🙂 Thanks.

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    June 30, 2017 9:47 am

    I was reading this today as I always do when I come across it in my files. I just wanted to let you know you make a difference in peoples lives and I hope you are also living your dreams. Susan Jacobs

    Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. -Earl Nightingale

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