How far I’ll go

I am a big fan of Disney.

A big BIG fan. I have seen and own many of the movies that they have released, and there are many more I am looking forward to watching.

 The most recent one I watched in the cinema (and going again to watch tomorrow) is Moana, which is about a girl who lives on an island but longs to go explore the seas beyond. Without spoiling anything she has to learn to listen to the voice within to know who she is and what she is able to do.

This is made more evident during one of the songs ‘I am Moana’ which comes at a pivotal point in the story. She realises who she is, the good and bad, and the whisper of a voice that shows her the power she has inside of her. The realisation helps her to go on to complete what she set out to do, without fear of failing.

Now as a follower of Jesus I believe God speaks to me in all manner of things and not just an audible voice as is shown in so many films (in fact I don’t think I’ve ever heard an audible voice of God). Some of the ways He speaks to me are through songs and movies, such as the lyrics to ‘I am Moana’. 

This particular song definitely hit home, in relation to something I was going through at the time. I had recently been feeling a little lost in life and unsure if being a nurse was the right thing to do (keep in mind I’m like right at the end of my course about to qualify). 

It made me rethink of the journey I had gone through to get where I am. 

The part that most spoke to me was actually a bit of the song by the grandmother of Moana.

Sometimes the world seems against you
The journey may leave a scar
But scars can heal and reveal just
Where you are

The people you love will change you
The things you have learned will guide you
And nothing on Earth can silence
The quiet voice still inside you
And when that voice starts to whisper
Moana, you’ve come so far
Moana, listen
Do you know who you are?

I have been hurt in the past and it’s left scars which have changed me for better or worse. I have also loved and learnt so much from those that I have called my friends and family. 

But the most important thing is I have listened to God who has been the whisper of a voice inside me, the constant thing that has kept me going through the good times and especially through the hard times. 

This movie made me more aware of what I’ve had to overcome to get to where I am and the journey has made me who I am. Later in the song, Moana sings 

I’ve delivered us to where we are
I have journeyed farther
I am everything I’ve learned and more
Still it calls me

It helped me realise that I long to do more, but to get there becoming a nurse is part of what I need to do to go to what is ‘calling’ me. 

So although at the moment it’s really a tough time as I try and finish my degree, I look forward to seeing how far I’ll go.

Until next time, dream big

Moon xx

 

 

I want to be a …

I want to be a dreamer….

All men dream…but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day it find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are DANGEROUS MEN, for they may act with open eyes, to make it possible” – T . E. Lawerence

This is my blog…thoughts/sights/feelings that I have during the day that cause me to think…to dream!

The quote at the beginning is a great quote, one that I heard in a sermon on the first Sunday of 2013. What a quote to start the year with! It inspired me to make the most of 2013…a year for the dreamer! This year I want to make the most of the opportunities I get in order to help get me to the dream I believe God has given me. (That dream I may write about at a later date…one point from the sermon -be careful who you disclose your dream to!)

In case you haven’t worked out I am a christian, one who loves going to church and not because it’s my duty to go (just to point out I am only 20 years old :P); one who believes everything in the Bible – from creation to the visions of what is to come, miracles and stories heaven and hell! If you’re not a christian, that’s your choice and your belief, not mine and I will not try to change that. (Though if you have any questions please ask away!) What I write is for my own benefit, which you may also find useful, hence why I have decided to jump on the bandwagon and start my own blog.

Though it is debatable how long this will last (in my head) as I’ve started things before and not always great at updating daily…I will however always come back to it eventually!

So now begins what will be an interesting year ……