We all have dreams and we all aim for something; we create our unseen realities hoping that one day we will get there but the question is, how do we pursue our dreams? What measures do we take to make sure that the unseen reality we have dreamt of turns to a natural reality? A simple and perfect answer will be to put God first in all that we do; most of us ignore that.
John 15:5 “I am the vine…..If you abide in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit…”
I’m writing this from a believers point of view, not as a saint though but as a man trying to correct his ways and maybe yours alongside. God is love and He says “I will never leave you nor forsake you” but rather if we remain in him then every other thing falls in place.
Faith or the 6th sense as some people call it is key in this discussion. Faith is the displacement of doubt and believing in the natural impossibilities (Heb. 11). Many have chased their dreams aimlessly, just dreaming but never believing, seeing but never reaching; always questioning every step. How then do you intend to get there when you’ve got very little faith. It is an unseen reality, we can do nothing about it.
Phill. 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your request to God”
As long as we remain with the Lord he will never leave us. Work by faith and not by sight, for the world will always present an obstacle but with faith we can move mountains. The expectations of the righteous will not be cut off.
2 Cor. 4:17-18
He sat at the back of the class alone, covering his eyes as if he was praying. At least that’s what I thought but instead when he lifted his hand off his face for a minute his eyes were bloodshot with tears wondering to come down or not. I felt so sad and I didn’t even know why he was upset.
Then I wondered, what if it is someone that upset him. People can be wicked I thought; how will one sleep at night knowing well that he has caused someone pain. It’s just not fair and it’s sad that you’re ignorant of the pain you causing or maybe you just don’t care. I was really pained and I didn’t know what to do so I excused him saying “sorry…I’ll come back later”.
Whatever it was that was bothering him, I get the feeling because I have being in such awkward circumstance. When you just become sad over some past but then I came to an understanding; it is the past, there is nothing I can do about it but I could work on the future. “It can only get better”, I say to myself whenever that past tries to weigh me down.
Own your happiness.
Ever had that one bad thing you absolutely hate going back to but it happens anyways? You probably do. We all have our bad habits and we all deal with it differently. As for me this is where I get myself distracted; solace in spilled ink.
The secret is keeping busy always, doing things you love, at least that is what works for me. Yes, there would be relapses along the way but you should know change doesn’t happen over night, it’s a gradual process. Don’t hate yourself after a relapse, instead stand up stronger with a higher perspective and higher self control.
“For His grace is sufficient for us, for His power is made perfect in our weakness” – 2 Cor 12:9 .
This verse pulled me up today and before someone misunderstands this you should know this doesn’t mean you should go about disobeying because “His grace is sufficient”. Instead work everyday to stop that bad habit; to make sure there are no more relapses. And when you have successfully defeated your demon, remember to give glory to the one whose grace was sufficient…Jesus Christ.