all those things you wanted to do.

You know that passion in your heart? The thing that makes you feel like you're gonna fly. The thing you're really good at. Maybe it's something you used to do, and now it's not in your life anymore. Something that you just love, that doesn't feel like work at all, that gives you a sense of fulfillment. Maybe it's a ministry or a talent or a dream. Maybe you used to love painting, but over the years, you've stopped putting brush to paper. Perhaps your passion is playing soccer, but somehow over the years and obligations of life, you haven't played since college. 

Maybe for you, like me, it's music. Playing piano and singing are such a part of my soul, such a big part of my life growing up, something that truly shaped and molded who I am today. And yet, in the past few years, it's something that was really removed from my life. I've grieved over the loss of it, like an old friend. I've missed it. I've felt a little hole in my heart in it's absence. And for a while, I avoided it. But tonight, I pressed down the black and white keys and sang again. 
Friend, I want you to think today about those things you've always wanted to do ... 
And the things that you miss.
You should do them.

You are loved, friend.
And the dreams God has given you matter.