Ed Viesturs climbing Mt. Everest.
This morning I listened to a great message on Blog Talk Radio by speaker/writer Cindy Rushton, Dare To Dream. I believe it will really encourage your heart as it did mine. Cindy is WONDERFUL, and spoke for two hours. I am not going to share all that she said, but I did take notes – I want to learn as much as I can from those speakers and writers who are a great success! Here is a recap of her uplifting message:
Get a vision/dream. Decide what it is that you really want in life. Burnout is a sign of having no vision for your life. Get alone with God, and pray for Him to speak to you about His vision for you. Listen to Him & obey.
Get practical, and write it down. Write everything down! Habakkuk 2:2-3 says, “Write the vision, and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is for an appointed time, but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come. It will not tarry.”
Set a time limit. “By Christmas, I will achieve this dream!” Where do I want to be in one year? six months? next month? You don’t want to be in the same place next year, do you? If you don’t start moving, you will wind up not fulfilling your destiny and living with deep regrets. Each month, assess your progress toward your dream. Stop with the excuses, and just get going!
Set specific, attainable goals. If you want to lose weight, and you write down, “Lose 20 pounds this month,” that is most likely NOT going to happen. Aim high, but make your aim sure. Get busy. Step by step, work toward your dream. Surround yourself with dreamers, not dream-killers.
Stay on guard. Realize we have an enemy who does not want us to succeed. He attacks those who are being promoted. Spiritual warfare surrounds the birth of a miracle, just as Herod ordered the killing of children because he heard of the prophecies about the Messiah. The enemy will not be able to stop God’s plan for your life, but be alert in prayer against his strategies. Don’t let him distract or discourage you. Increase your faith. You need more faith than ever before as you pursue your dream! Faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17).
Dream BIG. God has great plans for our lives (Jeremiah 29:11). He has big dreams for us, and wants us to achieve them. He will help us. Pray and ask Him to help you make your dreams come true. Just as with Abraham, God wants to do the utterly impossible in and through your life. Think big, dream BIG, and make it happen, with God’s help! You CAN do it! Your dreams CAN come true!
Cindy’s encouraging message can be heard at Blog Talk Radio.
You can visit Cindy’s website at http://www.cindyrushton.com/. Also, be sure to check out my website www.bethjones.net I am making decisions right now about getting the website redesigned in WordPress within the next month, and plan to have my blog’s content imported into the new website, so they will both be at ONE site, which will be very convenient for me and my readers. I cannot WAIT! Please pray that God helps me to get this DONE SOON, and for His anointing upon the website designer. I plan to use this blog’s graphic (the header) with my new site!
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