People have often said that one should have tunnel vision in order to achieve their dream. While focus in and of itself isn’t a bad thing, having a limited view is. It is possible to zero in on a target so much that your peripheral vision is skewed. For instance, say you’ve had this particular dream all of your life, and you’ve put all of your time and energy into pursuing it. Then life happens forcing you to change your plans. Instinctively, you want to fight it because you don’t want your initial pursuit to be in vain. However, instead of fighting it, perhaps you should just flow with the change.
Suppose God wanted you to discover a gift that’s been inside you all along and take you down a different path? You shouldn’t you just write it off because you’re focusing on accomplishing what you initially set out to do. Further, suppose in some shape or form He uses that recently discovered gift to build a platform for what you were originally setting out to do? And even better, suppose He uses that recently discovered gift to be the very thing that distinguishes you in your field, perhaps drawing even more success to your original career path?
God is not in a box. He’s not limited to our miniscule way of thinking, nor our miniature plans and curriculum. Don’t be so bent on accomplishing one goal a certain way if God could be taking you down another route. He may not necessarily want you to give up on your initial goal, but He may paint a different picture as to how you reach it. Let Him write out the story to your dreams. It may be hard to come to grips with initially because the things happening around you may not be anywhere near what you envisioned. However, He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all we could ask or think, and because of that promise, we should let His hand be the hand that guides us.