If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.
Read that again.
The world is full of people who live with regrets because they haven’t done what they wanted to do. They don’t have the things they wanted to have. And they aren’t the person they wanted to be. Sad, isn’t it? Even sadder is that nearly every single person reading this has some of those regrets.
There is a solution. It’s simple. DO SOMETHING!
Here’s what I’m going to do today, and I’d love it if you did it with me. Grab a brand new notebook. If you don’t have a ridiculous stockpile like I do, get out and buy one (or six – they’re cheap right now with the school supplies). Then take yourself to a place where you can think. Might be your living room or sitting at your kitchen table or the local coffee shop or a shady park bench. Open up that notebook and, with your favorite pen, make a list of your dreams, no matter how outrageous. It might be hard at first, because chances are those dreams have been tamped down and squashed away somewhere in the deep recesses of your brain. You might have to pry them out.
Ask yourself these questions: Where do I see myself one year from today? What is the one most important thing I want to accomplish in the next year? What direction do I want my life to go? Who are the people I want to build better relationships with? How can I make a difference in someone’s life? That should help you get started.
Don’t let your dreams die because you just don’t feel like making the effort to see them come to pass. Stop with the excuses. I can’t believe how often I hear people say they’re too young or too old, they’re not smart enough or gifted enough or strong enough or “it’s just not my thing”. If you’re going to go that way, then at least admit that you don’t want to do the work to pursue the dream and then be quiet about it. Forever.
I will say this. If your dreams have died, you have forgotten who Jesus is. You have forgotten that one word from Him can have you walking on water. You have limited your future to your own reduced thinking, forgetting that you were born for great purpose and destiny. You have you forgotten that you were architecturally crafted by a Master to do damage to an enemy kingdom. You have disregarded the will of your Father that you would live in abundance and not lack. And I am not talking about money. I am talking about your dreams being nullified by your faithless thinking process. Your dreams are not dead. They’re simply dormant. And the One who can make them rise again has entered the building!
“God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.” Ephesians 3:20-21 (The Message)
Stay tuned for the next step tomorrow. Click here.