So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do. -II Thess 1:11
Have you ever had a dream in your heart to be something, but you never told anyone? Or maybe you never started to work on your dream because you didn’t know if you would be any good at it, so you put your dream on hold.
You want so desperately to be a leader, a writer, a speaker, a singer, a church staff member, a church planter, entrepreneur, fill in the blank _______, but nobody has ever told you that you should be that, so you backed out. We dream. We fear. We give up. Repeat.
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Often we’re waiting for someone to come along and tell us we’re a writer, a leader, a great singer, a church planter, etc.before we start to pursue our dreams.
My question to you is, what if nobody ever tells you that? Are you going to let that hold you back?
Don’t get me wrong, my prayer is that you do have people that will encourage you and tell you that you can do anything that God has put in your heart. That is the power of having mentors and great friends in our lives.
The point of this post is to help you realize that it will be rare that someone comes up to you and says, “You’re a writer! You’re a entrepreneur” Often, it’s after we have put hundreds and thousands of hours into pursuing our dreams that people start to take notice.
What I can tell you is that while people may not be quick to point out what you are, God is very quick to point our what we are! Before you were born, He put passions in your heart and gave you gifts that will help you achieve your dream!
God has a plan for you and has called you to do something. The reality is, all that matters is what God has told us we are and what He has told us to pursue. God’s affirmation in your heart is the only affirmation you need to start pursuing your dream.
You are who God says you are and you can do whatever God says you can do!
We just need to act on what God has put in our hearts. If God puts something in our heart to do and to be, then that is what we should do and that’s what we are whether it looks like it right now or not.
Stop waiting for people to affirm what God’s put in your heart. Trust what God has put in your heart and go for it and in time, that thing that you wanted people so desperately to tell you that you were, will become a reality in your life.
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