Believe That You Can! I love dreaming big dreams! Life becomes dull and boring unless you're dreaming of what can be and what God can do through you! Below is a great devotional from Joel Osteen ministries that will encourage you to hold onto your dream! Keep believing and trusting because God is able! While you're waiting for those dreams to come to pass, enjoy today! Choose to seize each moment and not simply live for the future. God is the God of the past, present & future. Trust him with your past, in the present, for the future!
"I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives"
(John 12:24, NLT)
TRUST HIM WITH YOUR DREAMS!
It's good to be passionate about your dreams, but did you know a dream can become an idol? If that's all you think about and you're not going to be happy unless it happens your way, that's out of balance. The fact is, sometimes you have to put that dream on the altar.
Are you frustrated because you're trying to force things to happen on your timetable? Sometimes we hold on to things so tightly, but actually, when we let them go, that's when God can bring them to pass. If you'll release that frustration and not let it become the center of your attention, but instead use that same time and energy to thank God that He's directing your steps, you open the door for God to give you the desires of your heart.
We have to remember, God already knows what we want and what we are in need of. He's the One who put those desires in us. We shouldn't be consumed by trying to make things happen. Instead, a greater act of faith is to be happy right where you are; to stay open and trust God because He has good plans in store for your future!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father God, today I release my dreams, my desires, my "wants" like a seed falling to the ground. I know that You have a good plan for my future, and I trust You to bring it to pass in my life. In Jesus' Name. Amen.