Do You Have a Vision?
You must absolutely have a vision, or a dream, for your life.Your dream is what will cause you to jump out of bed in the morning instead of waking up with anxiety or dread for the day ahead.
Personally, when I first wake up, I immediately begin to focus on my dream. If I don't, I find it very easy to become discouraged and start complaining about things. This is definately no way to start your day!
You will never be at your best if you don't have a dream because you were born to dream. Proverbs 29:18 says that "Without a vision the people perish."
So many people without a dream will get out of bed tomorrow and do the same thing they did yesterday. Doing the same work, seeing the same people, and complaining about the same things. And then the next day, the cycle repeats itself. Day after day, week after week, year after year, and all of a sudden life is over.
I believe that inside of each person there is a God-given dream and that dream is meant to come true! God is a dreamer and He has created us in His image and with the ability to dream. God is also a creator and He has given us the ability to create (not on the same level of course, because He alone is God).
In order to live an abundant and prosperous life we are to use our ability to dream as a focal point, as we take action by implimenting the ideas God has given us.
I believe God gives everyone ideas, but why are some people not pursuing thier dreams? My theory is they may have had thier hopes and dreams crushed too many times so that now they are fearful of dreaming any more. They have just adopted this attitude that this is as good as it's ever gonna get, so let's just accept it.
Are you like that? Maybe you are afraid to get your hopes up in case "it doesn't work out." If it doesn't work out you will still be disappointed. You might as well get your hopes up and believe! Jesus said, "All things are possible to him who believes" (Mark 9:23). But, "all things being possible" is a conditional statement because it is dependant on your belief or disbelief.
So how do you start dreaming again? Since a dream is nothing more than a thought, or a series of thoughts, you begin there; by controlling your thoughts (you must control your thoughts or they will control you). Stop thinking negatively and begin to believe for great things. Search deep down for what it is that gets you excited. Find it, believe in it, and confess it.
It is vital that once you establish what it is that you want, that you back it up with words. Jesus said in Mark 11:23, "He who believes that those things which he says shall come to pass, shall have whatsoever he says."
There is a God-given dream inside you. Bring it out and live your dream!
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