Have you been facing constant obstacles or failure? Or maybe your lack of progress and constant rejections has now taken its toll on you. And now you may find yourself discouraged and stuck. Well, I am here to re-emphasize the fact to you that “IF THE DREAM IS BIG ENOUGH, THE FACT (simply) DON’T COUNT!”
Is your smartphone, tablet or other techie gadget getting more airtime/attention than God? Is social media driving a wedge between you and your heavenly Father? Are those pesky notifications becoming an irritation to the Holy Spirit?
Many of us complain about our jobs, relationships, finances and much more yet fail to take the necessary action to change the situation.
Have you ever stopped to ponder why God sent you here, for such a time as this? What about the gifts and talents He downloaded on the inside of you? Are you using them purposefully?
Do you find yourself always wanting to please others or seek their approval? Maybe they have made you feel inadequate in the past and you are striving to live up to who they expect you to be? Or it could be you are seeking to get their attention or love because without it, you just don’t feel right? If that is the case, read below to discover what I personally did to overcome this.
Has God given you a vision to fulfil a particular assignment? If so, what’s your attitude and response been towards this? The reality is that some of us appear to embrace a number of incorrect attitudes which translate into the actions we take (or don’t take). To start with, some of us may bulk at less glamorous assignments. If it’s not one that puts us on a ‘platform’ or brings instant power, recognition, or success for instance, we tend to want to resist such.
As the year is rapidly drawing to a close, it presents us with an excellent opportunity to plan for the coming year. Now is the time to prayerfully consider what Father would have you do and start taking steps towards it. Over the years, I have noticed one big obstacle to doing this effectively is dwelling on the past. We get stuck on what we didn’t get done, our fruitless efforts, unyielding challenges, mistakes we make, missed opportunities, past failures and much more. And because these constantly play on our minds, it’s no surprise some of us don’t seem to move beyond that point.
There is a quote in the Bible that says,
“Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around.” (Proverbs 13:12, MSG).
There is so much truth in this quote and it always resonates with us more when we feel we have exhausted our abilities and resources to make something we want or desire, happen. In disappointing times, angst can set in after a period of hoping, praying, trying again, failing and waiting. This can become challenging and if care is not taken, this can open so many doors like anxiety, fear, discouragement, hopelessness and depression.
Let’s be completely honest here: No one likes challenging situations! Yet the fact is life happens and we all experience what I call life’s unscripted moments such as loss, poor health, setbacks, etc. These unwanted intruders invade our lives and can leave devastation in their wake. Yet, the Bible compels us to press on and move forward.