In pursuit of my personal vision, I have come across several people who have big dreams but have no passion to bring them to pass, simple because they think they can’t do it.
My mission today is to let you know that you can make your dreams come true, and create that lifestyle of your dreams if only you believe and then take action.
God doesn’t create anything redundant. He has a purpose behind everything and as he said to Jeremiah in ancient Israel, “Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you. A prophet to the nations – that’s what I had in mind for you”. (Jeremiah 1:5-8 –TMB)
If you have ever felt that way, don’t worry – you’re not the first. Jeremiah also thought he couldn’t carry out the vision God gave him. Just look at the short conversation that ensued between him and God.
Jeremiah: Hold it, Master God! Look at me. I don’t know anything. I’m only a boy!
GOD: Don’t say, ‘I am only a boy.’ I’ll tell you where to go and you’ll go there. I’ll tell you what to say and you’ll say it. Don’t be afraid of a soul. I’ll be right there, looking after you.”
With that, God reached out to him and empowered him for the vision. God will direct your steps once you make a plan to move towards what you desire.
Just like a seed, as small as it is, has everything it takes to become a full grown tree within it, so you also have been endowed with all the potentials you will ever need to be successful.
Your potentials are hidden inside you and God is waiting for you to take the first step before he begins to reveal them to you one by one.
God reveals our potentials as we act on our dreams – Myles Munroe
Can you recollect anytime you thought you could not do something until you had no choice but to do it? Most times, we wait until pressure or frustration moves us to action, whereas the potential was there all along. We just didn’t see it.
Inside the seed is a full grown tree just waiting to grow. So also, inside of you is the vision (a finished work) God placed in you right from birth and all the potentials you need to fulfil it.
His plans towards you are that of good and not of evil to bring you to an expected end.
The presence of a dream is proof that you have the potential to make it a reality
Everyone is born with a dream. It is what stares at you when you wake up in the morning, and you sidestep into your normal routine of survival. Let me inform you, your dreams will haunt you forever until you fulfil them, because they are the already finished work of God which he placed in your heart to bring to pass on earth.
God knows the end from the beginning and the beginning from the end.
Just like a construction team have a complete blueprint whatever you want to build, before they lay the first stone, so God has finished the design for your life before he placed that desire inside your heart.
You just need the eyes of faith to see it.
- You must look inward to you innermost desires because there lies the untapped God-given potential for success beyond your wildest dreams.
- For a seed to germinate, it must be placed in the right environment and be fed with the right ingredients. As you start acting on your vision, it is highly important that you feed yourself with the right positive information and energy that will inspire and motivate you. Just as a seed will only germinate in a fertile soil and not on concrete, so your personal vision must be birthed within the right vehicle. And just as a young plant can be choked by weeds, you must protect your vision from dream stealers who will criticize your decision to live your dreams and will tell you 101 reasons why you will not succeed.
I read a quote somewhere that goes something like this –
To be successful, one must be ready to associate with the right people and information and have the courage to cut off relationships and habits that are unproductive.
- Never rely on what you see physically. Sight is a function of the eyes but vision is a function of the heart.
“What’s worse than being blind is having sight without vision” – Helen Keller
Faith is walking in vision, because the bible defines it as the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen. Zig Ziglar captured it brilliantly by saying,
“Faith is taking the first step without seeing the whole staircase”.
- Just Believe and take action on your dreams! Your future has already been designed completely by God and that vision lies within you, domiciled in your innermost desires. Your potentials to fulfil them will be revealed to you once you take action.
Don’t leave your life to chance! Take charge!
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