The King’s Street Train Station was built somewhere between 1904 and 1906. The Train station was beautifully ornate and full of exquisite design details such as four clock faces designed by E. Howard & Company. It was magnificent but things became old and needed a face lift. Drop Ceiling tiles were installed in the 1960’s to modernize the Train Station.
For years passengers sat in the waiting areas of the Train Station without understand the beauty of what was just above their heads. The danger with drop ceilings is that we can get comfortable with the view and not be willing to do the work to restore the beauty!
Can you imagine? If all this time you looked up at a stained, dirty drop ceiling that is suspended above your head since the 1960’s and never realized what was right above it! What keeps us from looking or better yet from being willing to remove the ceiling that is limiting us from great things?
The most ornate dreams remain hidden above the ceiling of today’s perspective.
This truth occurred to me in a conversation with a dear friend just this week. This simple conversation about what is under the surface created a deep, internal desire to tear down my drop ceilings and begin to dream of the possibilities of what lies underneath. The dreams(just like the ceiling above) have always been their but something was hanging in suspension blocking the view of the original design of the space.
How about you? What drop ceiling has been placed between you and your dream. Maybe your dreams were put on hold to pay off debt or work on your marriage. Your dream maybe be hanging by a suspended wire because of fear and doubt. The question you need to ask yourself revolves around timing. Is it time to do some remodeling in your current season of life? Are you ready to pull out your 6ft ladder and take a peak at what is above your drop ceiling? When you are ready- let me give you some practical steps to take to begin this dream remodeling process.
1. Take down the old tiles.
In order to devote the time and energy to reworking what is beneath, you must be willing to let your current view end. Change is uncomfortable but necessary if you want to remodel that dream. Know that it is gonna be messy during the demo process. Be sure that you remove all the tiles to prepare for the beauty of what is to come.
2. Remove the frames.
In order to get back to the dreams that are above the ceilings, you must depend fully on the original design of who God created you to be. Frames represent things or people that that have come support in place of God. Key people need to remain in your life but your direction and guidance must come from God. Let him build the framework of your dreams- not other people.
3. Refurbish the original ceiling.
Repair what needs to be repaired. Those unattractive things that drove you put up the drop ceiling are still there. Before you slap a fresh coat of paint to spruce things up- take the time to get alone with God and get accountable with people. Cracks don’t disappear. Repair what is broken and then restoration can begin.
King’s Street Train Station completed a complete renovation in 2013. The hard work and dedication to restore the original architecture is breath-taking but greater is the magnitude of your life as you become all that God has dreamed for you to be!