Saturday, August 7, 2010

Remember the Dream

Hello there!  I'm so glad you could make it.  Come on in and have a seat.  Let me pour you some coffee.  It's so good to see you - you look great, but let me ask you a question: Are you happy? I mean, are you truly happy from the inside out?  Wouldn't it be great if we could close our eyes and imagine ourselves living out the dream we've always had for ourselves?  
I wanted to get together with you today to remind you that we all have dreams.  Whether single or married, youthful or well seasoned; from false eye lashes to false teeth, we each possess a passion uniquely ours.  

Your dreams matter because God put them there.   He created you, a vibrant, beautiful and intelligent woman to live out a particular purpose, and he equipped you with everything necessary to do so.  Isn’t that an awesome thing to consider?  No matter what stage of life you find yourself, you are still an integral part of God’s perfect plan.
So, what's holding you back? Money? Time? Energy? Family? That little voice of negativity that says you'll never finish a God-sized dream like the one you've managed to stuff away until someday rolls around?  
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord,
"plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11)
God has hand-picked you to live out your dream.  He wants to see you succeed.  He's cheering you on, strengthening and encouraging you from the sidelines - after all, you have the power of the One who conquered the grave on your side, so you can't go wrong!  
I know of many women who have been given a second chance at life.  They've come through the fiercest of battles drained of all energy and enthusiasm to even go on...but they're still here!  There's a reason for that.   There’s a reason…the accident didn’t claim their life.   There’s a reason…they came through the surgery.  There’s a reason…the chemo worked and they’ve been declared cancer free.  There’s a reason…they’ve survived an abusive situation.  There’s a reason the Lord has taken away and forgiven our sins of the past.  Yes, you may be scarred and discouraged from the battle, but since the Lord has brought you through the storm, it's time to live your faith out loud!  If you’re still here, there’s still work to be done, and God wants to accomplish it in you one step at a time!
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd
of witnesses to the life of  faith, let us strip off every weight
that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily hinders our progress.
And let us run with endurance the race that God has set before us.  We do this
by keeping our eyes on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from start to finish."
(Hebrews 12:1)
I want to hear from you.  Leave a comment and tell me about the dream God has called you to fulfill.

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