Monday, May 19, 2014

God Says, Don’t Wait on Your Dreams

Dreams, we all have them.. they are our hopes and what we aspire to have one day. I have had many crushed because I waited too long or let things get in the way of me achieving them. Either way you look at it, it all revolved around waiting until this happened or that happened.. yes it all went south on me for some reason or another. I look back and sometimes become saddened by it but even Jesus said not to look back in regret about things you did or didn't do(luke 9:62) but to continue to look forward. so as in today's bible study we learn to follow our dreams when it is put on us, don't wait for perfect conditions and don't look back like times were better or in regret. 

62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” - Luke 9:62 (NIV)

4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.  - Psalm 37:4 (NIV)

4 A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.  - Proverbs 13:4 (NIV)

~B

The best day to get started on your dreams is today — not when you’ve solved all your problems or when you have more money in the bank. “Those days” never seem to get here.

The Bible says, “If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done” (Ecclesiastes 11:4 LB).

Our unquenchable search for perfection often fuels our procrastination. And that keeps us from pursuing our purpose.

If you wait for perfect conditions to follow your calling, you’ll never get started. Things won’t settle down. Wait until you get out of debt before tithing, and you’ll never get back on your feet financially.

Your dreams are no different. If you wait until the kids are out of the house or until you have money in the bank to start working on the dream God has given you, you’ll likely never get there.

Your life — and your quest to live out your dreams — must be lived in less than perfect circumstances. You’ll be able to count the number of perfect situations in your life on one hand.

So get started now. No matter what situation you find yourself in, start living out your dreams today. Tomorrow may not come.

4 Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.  - Ecclesiastes 11:4 (NIV)

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