In the last blog, we began to dream. I know God has given you a dream. Have you taken the time to really think about all that God has for you to do? I’m in awe when I really begin to think about the privilege that God has given you and I to partner with Him in building His kingdom.
Today I’m going to begin to share “7 Things (that I have learned in my own life) to Help you Accomplish Your Dreams.” We won’t get through all seven today, but I believe that if you begin to put these guides into practice, you’ll see God begin to make your dreams a reality. You affect your own life. I wish that I could regulate other people’s spiritual appetite…but I can’t. They have to decide what they will do with their life each and every day. It’s the same with you. But I believe that you want more…or you wouldn’t be taking the time to read this blog. So I know you’re a dreamer. What are the dreams you have for your life this year? Do you have dreams to be a better husband? A better wife? A better student? A better son? A better child of God?
#1. Define Your Dream (Write it Down)
The first thing we have to do is write it down. You must have something to write down and that is why I took the time to write the last blog. You have a dream. We all do. Without that, it’d be hard to start the process of seeing it come to pass. Let me ask you a question, how important is your life? I would dare to say that it’s pretty important or you wouldn’t be taking the time to make it better. You control the outcome of your life, no one else. You control the attitude that you have when certain things happen…no one else can do it for you. Don’t let other people affect the quality of your life…they’re just flies on the wall anyway.
People with goals succeed, people with plans move forward.
Take the time today to write down the vision that God has given to you. Don’t stay in the same place too long. In football, each team has 25 seconds to come up with a plan and then attack. It’s sad however that some people have been stuck in a huddle for years. Don’t be that person. Write down the things that God has been telling you today.
#2. Divine Dreams Require Patience (Trust God’s Clock)
Patience. Now that’s a hard one right there. Would you describe yourself as patient? In my natural nature…I am not even close to being patient. What about you? You know when I’m patient? When I pray. It’s only in those times when I get alone with God that I am able to put my trust fully in Him and all that He desires to do in my life. I shared in the last blog that it took 17 years for the promise that God gave me to unfold. 17 years!!! Talk about patience. The great thing about our God…is that he knows WHEN. He knows when we’re ready for promotion. He knows when we’re ready for His blessings. He knows when we’re ready to step into the next level of what He has planned for us. He knows WHEN…
There were many people in the Bible that had to learn patience. Noah had to wait 120 years for the ark to be completed (talk about a project). Abraham had to wait years for a son. Sometimes, we’re going to have to wait. And it won’t matter how much we want it to happen, how much we plead or how frustrated we might get…it still will only happen in God’s timing. Don’t be like Sarah who took it upon herself to come up with a plan to try to help God. She decided that since she was beyond the age of child bearing that she would have Hagar (her servant) bear a child with Abraham. Let me just throw this in for free…God doesn’t need our help. He knows exactly what He is doing. And when we decide to step out because of impatience, like Sarah…we’ll give birth to things in the flesh. Learn to trust God’s timing. When you don’t trust God’s timing…you’ll start asking the WHY & WHEN question. Take a real honest look at your life today…have you been trusting God’s Clock? Or maybe…have you been a little on the impatient side and trying to do things in your own strength?