Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? What do you want to be? What do you want to see? Your better future is a dream for yourself and for your family. You’ve got to dream dreams. There’s a Bible phrase that says without dreams and visions people perish. You’ve got to have something to go for that inspires the heart and the soul. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. For greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. The only limitations are the ones you put yourself. Keep running towards your dreams.
When you think things are going down for the last time for you, when you think it’s time to throw in the towel, when you think that there’s no hope on the horizon, when you think that God has forsaken you, when you think that there’s no need, anymore, there’s no peace, that you’ll never have what you once had, then, that’s the point to fight the hardest. For your victory is right across the wall. Do not be weary in well-doing, for in due season you shall reap if you faint not. That means to press on, that means to endure, that means God cannot fail and you’re not going to give up.
As a child of God, giving up isn’t an option. At the end of this post, I need you to write down at least five reasons on why you deserve to have the dreams you dream about, why you won’t give up, and what makes you unstoppable. Memorize them every day till they become a part of you. Make them your driving force and be passionate about your reasons. The Bible says delight thyself also in the Lord and he’ll give you the desires of your heart but you know there are desires that burn within and consumes us up. They leave us breathless just thinking about them. Well, whatever your desire, delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Ensure you never turn loose what he gives to you at the slightest challenge.
God will never give you so much if you cannot take care of the little he entrusts to you. When we get serious, He gets serious. Don’t quit until you see what you burn for come to pass. There comes a season in your life when you’ve got to start talking to yourself. You see, you can’t keep depending on other people to encourage you all the time. Yes, we all need some encouragement and moral support at some point in our life, but people have they got their own drama that they are dealing with. They’ve got their own problems that they can’t share with anyone either.
You cannot continue to depend on other folks because sometimes, they don’t know what to say or what to do when you need them. It’s part of what makes them human and a clear indication that no one is perfect. I learned to encourage me. I’ve learned how to tell myself “It’s going to be alright”. You need to start telling yourself that everything is going to be alright. There is power in spoken words. You need to start telling yourself that God didn’t bring you through the hell you’ve been through, only to leave you stranded.
Every great man you know has a past. They have what aches them. You celebrate their glory and yet you forget that the secrets of champion are in their stories and not in their glory. They pushed through the pains, they dared to dream, they walked through thorns and have the victories that you now know and celebrate. What’s stopping you from seeing your dream come to pass? If they could make it with all their hidden scars, so can you.
Everybody has got a past. We all have something we are going through that nobody knows of. We’ve all been through something or the other, but guess what? God doesn’t bring you through all the storms only for you to crash and burn in the spot you’re in right now. So, you’ve got to learn to encourage yourself. Go ahead and tell yourself “ I can do this”. Stop speaking words of defeat to yourself. If you ain’t got nothing to say, then please say nothing. Stop declaring you’ve lost when you’ve not even started. Start declaring yourself as a winner. Start calling forth those things that be not as though they were. Tell yourself today,” I am more than a conqueror. If I fail, I will try again. If God is for me, who can be against me? I am the head and not the tail. God is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. Some may trust in horses and chariots, but I will trust in the name of the Lord.
Don’t stop now. You’ve come this far to stop here. Keep running with your dream. Take the limits off and push till you see your dreams become reality. You’re going to start in faith, stay in faith, and finish in faith. Your finish is at the top of your game and not below. God has a loop for you at the top and the higher you go, the more influence you will have. I don’t know what your area of speciality is, are you a teacher, a counsellor, a sailor, a writer, reporter, whatever it is, I’m encouraging you to take it and love it to the top. When they talk about you, embrace the critics. They won’t kill you, they only make you stronger. When you get falsely accused, let God vindicate you, just stay focused.
You didn’t come into being by accident. You just didn’t suddenly appear unconceived or without any purpose in mind. God himself is the designer and brought you into existence. The psalmist says when I see, the heavens, the work of your hands, the Sun and the moon and stars which you have made what is there in man that you are mindful of him or the Son of man that you visit him? This fact of our creation is a vital source in enabling us to understand what it means to be human. It’s a vital source giving us the generality of our essence created in the image of God.
So, the next time you’re tempted into thinking or believing that you’re a failure, please remember that God’s image is on you. When God made man from the dust of the ground in the garden and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life there is not one word anywhere in scripture that said God told anybody what he was going to do and when he made the man he made him in his own image and at that moment Satan became the man’s mortal enemy. Satan saw in man, what was not in angels nor in cherubim nor in Seraphim nor in any other creature on this earth.
Satan saw the man was different he was made in the image of God, there’s not a man on this earth that knows the glory that surrounded Adam when God made him in his primaeval state. When God breathed into Adam’s nostrils the breath of life, he was covered with the glory of God. He was not naked. When God made Adam he was different than we are today. When Adam sinned against God, he lost that glory, he lost that covering and he came to the knowledge that he is naked. I’m impressed with the heavens, but there is nothing made so uniquely as the man himself.
You’ve got a unique purpose in this world and that is what I want you to run with today. God has given every one of us a gift. There’s never a soul, he creates without giving them a gift. You are gifted. You don’t have to be a comedian, or a musician before you know you are gifted. Some of you are good problem solvers, some are skilled in networking, some are good at connecting the dots, some have got amazing organization skills. Some are better bankers than others, some are great florists, some have argument skills and should be lawyers. Whichever way you choose to look at it, we’ve all got a gift deposited in us.
Sadly, many would never harness theirs till they die. A blind man has got something he can do, a man who is handicapped can do something too. Start attaching yourself to your abilities. Get real with yourself. Your gift is what you do with the least amount of effort. You can’t start asking people what they think your gift is. It’s inside of you. You can’t find it? Ask God to show you. Proverbs teach us that a man’s gift opens the way for him. The day you figure out what your gift is, that’s the day your way becomes clear and paved. And remember, God can’t give you something you can’t handle.
We do not live in a world absent of haters, absent of wars, absent of problems, absent of headaches and conflicts. We live in a world of conflicts, chaos, problems and uncertainties. But one thing is clear and sure; just like a key, we’re never left without a door to open. Keep running with your key ( dreams) till you find the door it opens.
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