Bobby’s a senior in high school and prom is coming up on a month. He doesn’t have a date. There aren’t many ladies that he is interested in asking out but one day, one lady caught his eye.
He notices her silky, caramel skin and long black hair giving off the right amount of sheen to any naked eye that sees it. Then he remembers how great they used to be as friends back in sophomore year and how nice it would be to return to that, and maybe something more.
He is so ready to ask her out but he never has the opportunity to. The Prom is 5 days away, but Monday comes and then it goes. Tuesday comes and then it goes. Wednesday comes and then……
He sees Deena talk to Dominic Walters. He thinks that Dominic has scored with Deena with taking her to the Prom. So he loses interest. Discouragement weighs on him. He doesn’t even ask her if she was asked out by Dominic. He just assumes he did and she said yes.
Saturday comes around and the Prom is here. So is Bobby and Deena, however, they both come alone. Bobby is on one side of the basketball court, and catches Deena talking to her girlfriends on the other side. In fact, she has for 15 minutes! Bobby thinks to himself:
“Where in the world is Dominic? Why does he not have his hands all over Deena?”
He looks around to see where Dominic is. Sure enough, he finds Dominic dancing with another lady. After a few moments of wondering what the situation is, he puts the two and two together. Now he sees that he has a chance to make this night the night he had daydreamed about up until the previous weekend. Question is, will he take the chance or has he lost his passion for Deena?
Developing a passion for something can be a lot like Bobby’s situation.You see something that steals your gaze and your feel this energy come from within about that particular object.
You want to capitalize on it! You want to go after it! It is in your sight! It is in your grasp!You want it in your arms and take it to prom with you!
But life happens…
All of the sudden, you lose passion for that thing because you are not worthy of it. You thought that it belongs to someone else, so you venture off with a long-lost dream, and “move on”.
Don’t be like Bobby. Go after your passion and don’t stop unless you know for sure that your passion needs to be put on the back burner. Think back to the story with me. If Bobby had just done a further investigation, he would have been able to take Deena to the Prom.
Sometimes, you will hit snags as you pursue your passions. That doesn’t mean you stop. I tell myself, ” Just because it is difficult, it does not mean that you should not do it, it just means that it’s hard!”
Go after your Deena in life and take her to the prom!