Live Your Dream, Who's Leading You?
Lyndia Grant | 11/10/2010, 10:39 a.m.
"Cursed is he that trusteth in man and maketh flesh his arm." Jeremiah 17:5
Live your dream. Don't live the dream of someone else. God gave that dream to you for you to make it a reality. During this election year, it seems this topic is extremely appropriate. While I was cleaning my house this week, I found a tablet that said "article topic, the blind leading the blind." And although I cannot remember how long ago that topic was written, God confirmed over and over again that this is indeed the topic to discuss.
Obviously, there is someone out there who needs to take heed to who is in the driver's seat in their life. Do you have a man in your life who feels he must pull all of your stings, but deep down in your heart, you don't feel trust in what he's coaxing you to do?
All this should prevent us, I think, from taking any man as our leader. We've got to put our trust in God; for if we put our trust in any mere man, although he may be right 99 times out of 100, he is wrong somewhere and our tendency will be to be more influenced by his one wrong point than by any one of his right ones.
When you hear commentary that sounds suspicious, that sounds like it is coming from man and not God, pray about; the veil has been torn. Which means each and every one of us can go directly to our Heavenly Father in prayer. Ask God for the truth, and I promise you, the Holy Spirit will clear things up for you.
It's great to think, dream, imagine, plan, analyze and consider. Yet it's positive, effective action that will bring those dreams and well-thought-out plans to life, and only your dream, not the dream of someone else. Is there something you've been meaning to do, something you've been planning to achieve, but you can't seem to begin because you're busy helping someone to realize their dreams?
Don't get me wrong. To help someone else is good; it is the right thing to do, for the scripture tells us to love our neighbor as ourselves. But, you cannot lose yourself and your dream completely by focusing daily, only on what someone else is leading you, guiding you to do; especially when it is working against your inner-man. Now is the ideal moment to put those plans into action.
Now is when you can make things happen. Now is when you can experience the satisfaction of pointing all your energy and resources in a purposeful direction. You've been doing a lot of thinking, and now is when you can act on those thoughts. Use this moment to take positive action, and bring great new value into your world.
When you decide to move your life to the next level of accomplishment, you must fasten your mental and spiritual seat belts because it is going to be a while before you reach that comfortable level again. You will reach it, but you must endure the turbulence of change in order to grow.
Try this technique to help you through the difficult times of change and growth. Find four reasons why you cannot succumb to the dreams of someone else. It's hard enough just to alleviate your own fears and troubles. Find those deep sources of motivation that can lift you out of the turbulence and above the clouds.
You want to live life rather than letting life live you. You want to do what makes you happy. It's during these rocky early moments of bringing change to your life that you discover who you are. Live Your Dream!
Attend the next free monthly seminar on the series "Choosing Your Future" at the Benning Road Library, Sat. Nov. 27 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Contact Lyndia Grant at 202-518-3192 to register, or send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.