My sons and I went to an old car show the other night. I don’t know much about building or repairing cars, but I (like many men) am a sucker for a cool hotrod. One of my dream cars would be a Shelby similar to the Ford Cobra model pictured here. My ultimate would probably be a ’31 Model A Ford hotrod. Of course, I could handle a Ferrari, an Aston Martin, a Porsche, or any number of other fine automobiles. Lately though, the Shelby has been my favorite dream car. I like the new Shelby Mustang models, also. I just replaced my Honda Civic with a used Honda Accord, so I’m still a long way from the Ferrari or the classic Shelby, but I think I’d like to shoot for something like the new Shelby for my next car (or perhaps the one after that).
So, why am I rambling on about cars? Well, for one, it’s what men do sometimes. I’m more likely to ramble on about music, but I can get going on sports cars for a little while, too. But, the reason for my little rant today is that I’m in a dreamy mood. I’m on the cusp of seeing a dream of mine come true. No, it’s not the car dream. I’ve recently started working with a hero of mine, Todd Wilson, aka The Familyman (www.familymanweb.com). So, I’m dreaming big about what we can do together and how I can help positively impact dads and families.
I used to expect Honda Civics. That was about the level of success I could imagine. Well, I’ve heard it said that if you aim at nothing you’ll hit it every time. It stands to reason that aiming for the bulls’ eye might take a lot of practice, but I know I’ll never hit it if I don’t try. The key is to make sure I’m aiming at the right target. Yes, I’ll admit that since the car show, I’ve been dreaming of Shelby Mustangs and Ferraris and such, but that’s not my real target. The mission of the Familyman is “reminding dads of what’s most important,” which just happens to coincide nicely with my efforts here at The Call Of Men. I want to encourage men and their families in living out their God-given calling. I’m not just dreaming of this. I’m doing it.
If I get the Shelby too, I won’t complain, but it’s not my dream, just my dream car. My real dream is much bigger than any car. So, what is your target? What are you dreaming of?