One of my biggest fears in life is that I could go blind. It used to be a toss up between going deaf and going blind, but the more I embrace the artist that I am, the more I realize that I don't know if I could live without sight.
But in a way, I grew up without being able to see.
When you live in the hood and you're surrounded by people who have no drive or no resources to instill passion, it's hard for you to envision a life that's any different than the one you have. Being successful and being college educated was a dream you were too scared to think about, let alone chase after. But God sent people to make me think about that dream and to chase after it even if I didn't know what it looked like.
The future is invisible and that doesn't become easier when you're invisible God is the one leading you down this invisible path. How can we have faith in what isn't physically there when what is right in front of us is so hard to swallow?
Even when it's hard, I always try to remember the power of an imagined life. Slaves imagined a world where their families could one day be free and so it was. Immigrants imagined a better life across borders that turned them away and so it was. Kids from the barrio imagined walking across that college graduation stage and so it was.
Trusting God is so easy when he keeps proving himself right and merciful.