Bringing your dream out

Not everyone will agree with your dream when you bring it out in the open. It is not the obstinate rebellion of your work or your person but the crazed world of negativity of those who find it hard to believe. Optimism is the gift of the creative but lacks so sadly among the realists. Dreams are best understood by dreamers. Those few who know the risk of failure but keep believing that today, yes, today, is the day for the miracle, the open door or the answer. Negative thinking causes stress, poor concentration, lack of opportunity, and even lead to physical problems, such as, headaches, muscle aches and rapid heart beat.

But positive thinking is not enough! The power to “believe” is to know the spiritual influence of the Holy Spirit to lead, guide, instruct and encourage. Not a one time experience but a life full of communication and connection. The Holy Spirit magnifies Jesus and the greater He is in your life – the more able we are to “believe.”

When you bring your dream out in the open there must be a goal to reach, a plan to write, a life to live and a prayer to pray.

Goal to Reach There must be a visual goal that I can see, touch and feel each day. Take a picture of you with a mountain back scene if you wish to travel, a book in your hand if you wish to publish or a poster with your goal emblazoned upon it.

A Plan to Write Every dream must hit the road with shoe leather. Dreams take work. Write down in detail the steps necessary each day to accomplish your dream. Write down the timeline, the steps necessary, and the people you need to meet to bring it to pass.

A Life to Live Begin to live your dream everyday Putting yourself in your dream is vitally important if you desire to see the fruition of your dream.

A Prayer to Pray If your dream is not over your head then you simply took a nap. We are in desperate need to the power and grace of God to accomplish the dream, as we rely on Him, He brings it to pass, sometimes behind the scenes but ever fervently working to bring His purpose into our lives.

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We Have This Treasure

Treasure hunters abound in Casino’s, “scratch to see if you have won” contests, lotteries and a myriad of scams. If money would solve the world’s problems then why aren’t rich people problem free?

The greatest treasure you have is the one buried down deep in your soul that God birthed within you as a child. This was the prophet Jeremiah’s proclamation in Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee,and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Jeremiah received his purpose and anointing as a prophet while he was yet in his mother’s womb.

God put within you, when you were conceived, your purpose and calling. Throughout life you are on a treasure hunt to discover and allow this God birthed giftwithin you to flourish. Sometimes making money gets in the way, sometimes busyness gets in the way, and sometimes life gets in the way. 2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

True happiness and joyful living is fleshing out the God ordained purpose within in. “Living the dream” is an often used expression used to describe the happy life and you can find it with these three treasure hunting secrets.

1.       Take some time in private to discover your most hidden desire. What would you do for God right now if you knew you would not fail? What lies within you that makes you most happy? Marriage, even though you may have the best marriage, cannot fulfill this deep desire within your heart. It must be found and it can only be found if you explore it.

2.       Write it down and display it in a prominent location where you see it every day. Dreams need to be remembered. A picture, a short paragraph describing your life mission or a scripture can be the “ump” you need to make it come alive, again.

3.       Pray about it! Prayer is the key to having doors open and miracles performed. Ask God to bring the anointing upon your life for the gift to bear fruit.

4.       Take small steps in the direction of your dream. Before my first mission trip, I opened a checking account and deposited $75, within one day it multiplied, until one year later I went on a mission’s trip, the funds coming out of an account started with a $75 deposit.