Have you ever taken the time to ask yourself, “What if?” What if you ….. Fill in the blanks. When you ask the “what if “question, you are allowing yourself to drea.
I want to talk about 5 years from now. What do you see? What are you doing to prepare and plan for what you see? Most of us are so busy doing things we have to do that we never get around to doing what we really want to do. Many people never take the time to think about what God wants them to do… over the next 5 years. I meet so many people who have abandoned their dreams for one reason or another. I don’t want that to be the case for you. Why? Because I believe the dreams in your heart are God-given and are a part of His calling for your life. A lot can change in 5 years! God has taken me from insecure in His call on my life to living a life of purpose as I actively pursue my destiny. However, I have discovered that it’s not always easy. In fact it can be downright hard to pursue your dreams! The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 5:3, “A dream comes about with much business and painful effort. “I want to share with you what I’ve learned on how to fight for your dreams, and how to turn what if, into what is!
We are all creatures of habit. What’s Your Routine? Every day you do so many things the exact same way without even thinking about it. The way, you put the toothpaste on the toothbrush. After doing these habits for years, you continue to make these choices without even thinking about it. And it works the same way with the bigger issues of life. It’s not until you STOP and THINK about what you want to do with the rest of your life…that things will start change.
You could be doing the same things you did last year and can’t figure out why nothing has changed. You must make decisions that will lead to and support the goals you want to achieve.
How do you know if your choices are leading you to your dreams? Look at the results! A lot can happen in 5 years…or nothing can change in 5 years!!!
Dorothy, in the Wizard of Oz, said “If you don’t know where you’re headed, then any road will take you there.”
Imagine its 5 years from now. Ask yourself… What if? What do you see?
If you are going to achieve your dreams, you will need a coach, a mentor to consistently speak truth to you. Don’t let just anyone have a voice in your life. Who you have in your corner is vital to your success.
Proverbs 13:20 tells us, “He who walks with wise men will be wise but a companion of fools will be destroyed.”
It is so important to spend time with people you want to become like. You may not personally know people who are the success you want to become, but you can spend time with them through their books or audio teachings.
One of the major ways the enemy will try to distract and cause you to give up on your dream is through the negative words of others speaking into your life. That’s why it is so important to make God’s Word the final authority in your life, not other people’s opinions.
No matter what your dream is; – it will require intense focus. Are you willing to pay the price when it becomes hard work?
Never Quit The Fight! Pursuing your dream will require a fight, but listen to me: Never, throw in the towel! It’s always too soon to give up! Determine that you’re going to FINISH STRONG.
You have an assignment. Some people say, “Life is like a carousel—sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down, sometimes you just go round and round.” Others may say, “Life is like a deck of cards—you just have to play the hand you’re dealt.”
The truth is life is an assignment. You are here by assignment. You have been assigned a mission!
See Beyond Today. I believe my mission is: to provide the tools & the teaching to show people how to make their dreams bigger than their memories.
My mission keeps me focused. My mission helps me see what my life could be like 5 years from now. Seeing beyond today helps me set goals and know where I’m going. My mission empowers me to dream and ask, “what if” questions.
“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” – B. J. Marshall
I want to encourage you today to write your core values, your vision and your mission down
Proverbs 29:18 says “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”!
Managing Director – Kenneth Copeland Ministries Africa