Wednesday, October 26, 2011

10 for 10 Challenge, Pt. 4

10 for 10 OCT. 26th 2011 from Freedom Life Christian Center on Vimeo.

The book of Genesis reminds us that God created the world 1 day at a time.  Each day was unique and each day was a masterpiece.  In the same way, your future is created 1 day at a time.  Today is the seed for tomorrow.  The Bible reminds us that, "Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life, and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven." 1 Peter 1:3–4 (MSG)  Even though our future is bright and our destiny is secure, it is easy to get stuck in life.  Often times our plans can go awry and our dreams seemingly come to a stand still.  We stop creating what God desires for our lives.  What do you do when you lose energy & focus for the future?  What do you do when the life plan you've been working on is written and ready but life seems no different?

3 Thoughts About Keeping Momentum Toward Your Destiny:

1.  Don't drag the past into the present.  The Bible tells us, "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43:18-19  It's too late for yesterday.  Don't allow the past to dictate the present and the future.

2.  Don't allow the future to frustrate the present.  Bring your life into focus today.  The Bible reminds us to, " first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."  Matthew 6:33  Everything starts and ends with God.  Pray and focus on today!  You can't depend on tomorrow but you can overestimate it.  Today is all that you have!

3.  Make today your masterpiece.  Decide what the dominant goal is for today and determine to achieve it.  Little successes lead to bigger successes.  Every small victory will help you gain momentum toward your destiny.  You can't accomplish your dream today, but you can take a step towards it.

Closing thought-  The famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed many beautiful buildings, homes, and other magnificent structures. Toward the end of his career, a reporter asked him, “Of your many beautiful designs, which one is your favorite?” Without missing a beat, Frank Lloyd Wright answered, “My next one.” Keep believing and trusting God for the future that He has for you! Take a step into that future by making TODAY a masterpiece.  Why not start right now by answering the question, "What Is Your Goal (focus for achievement) for TODAY?"

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