Joel Osteen said “no matter the hurt, the pain, the bad breaks, disappointments, ect… All it takes is one touch from God for that set back to become a set up from God.”
Remember your dream, thank God for knowing and seeing your heart, and every touch of God will bring life to what may seem like a dead situation. We must remember the right things. If we constantly speak about and remember the bad things, bad things will happen because speaking death will throw dirt on your dream and bury it. We must speak life, to allow every touch of God to dig up that dead dream. Stir up your faith to stir up your dream! A true mark of a champion is knowing even though some dirt may be thrown on your dream, you shake it off and you push onward towards your dream. If God has put a dream and desire on your heart, He will fulfill it. God has placed greatness in you to inspire you, so you have to trust in Him.
If He didn’t care for us, He would never place desires and dreams on our heart in the first place. But that’s not the case, God longs so desperately for us to follow Him, that He gives us incredible dreams and then blesses us with these incredible things. Simply so we can say, my God is faithful and true to His word. How great is our God! He loves to be praised so He will do anything to receive it. Anything including, purposely giving us things like dreams and desires over the course of our lifetime, to give Him a lifetime of praise! God gives us dreams and even if we give up on them, God doesn’t!
Some people can’t handle what God has put in you but that’s why God gave it to you and not them. Don’t be upset or discouraged by others reactions to what God has put on the inside of you! People don’t determine your destiny, God does! God knows how to take what is meant for harm and turn it to good! We don’t need the approval of man, we have the Almighty God’s approval!! People who have a dream don’t waste their valuable time on other peoples dream and drama, they focus on what God has called them to. You wouldn’t have opposition if God didn’t place greatness on your life!
“The bigger the vision, the bigger the opposition.”
When the enemy sees your dreams and your motivation to never give up because of your astounding faith and favor from God, he is terrified. Every delay, set back, and disappointment can’t stop your dream. When God pulls you through the set backs, it’s proof that the favor of God is on your life! The enemy can’t stop what God has started because no one is more powerful than the loving God we serve. When God puts a dream on your heart, it doesn’t mean it’s going to come easy with no opposition. We live in a broken and sinful world but we serve a mighty, mighty God!
We can’t become bitter in the face of opposition. Opposition is not your final destination, it’s only a detour to your destination. We can’t worry about temporary things. Quit losing sleep over a temporary stop that is for only a season and not permanent.
Grass doesn’t die, it’s just dormant and not in season, but we don’t worry about the brown grass in our yard because we know it will be green again soon!
Our dreams are not dead, they’re just not in season. We may walk through the valley of the shadow of death but we will not fear evil, for our God is with us and for us! Every stumbling block is a stepping stone!
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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”