Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Eliminate Your Dream Busters

Imagine yourself at the end of your life.  You're face-to-face with Jesus.  He asks, "what did you do with all the dreams I gave you?"

"What dreams?"  you answer.

Jesus reminds you of all the dreams you had when you where a kid.  He tells you your dreams were a gift from Him.  One by one, you remember all the times when you told yourself, "I can't do this.  It's impossible."  So you stopped trying.  You gave up.  Or, perhaps you kept going but the people around you told you, "get real, you can't to that.  You're not smart enough, strong enough, creative enough, etc, to do that."  And you listened to them.

Then you face the moment of truth.  Jesus shows you a slide show of your life.  This is the life you are supposed to live.  The one with you living all your dreams.   Guess what?  It's not too late.  You're not to old.  And all you need to do is eliminate your dream busters.  Here they are:
  1. Your negative thoughts.  I'm referring to the self-talk from your brain that keeps telling you, "I can't."  It's impossible to live your dreams if you keep listening to all that negativity.
  2. Negative outside influences.  This may come from people you love.  They may be telling you, "you can't" because they really don't understand what you're made of.  Stand up to them.  Let them know how important your dreams are to you.  If they can't support you in your pursuit of your dreams, it may be time to move on.  A true friend will help you not hinder you.
Your dreams are a gift from your Creator.  They are meant to help you find your way.  When your life on earth is over, Jesus is going to ask you one question, "Did you live your dreams?"  How are you going to answer?

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