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5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO DREAM

2 Nov

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Do you have a mind? Of course, yes! You wouldn’t be reading this if you’ve lost it.

Can you imagine? Absolutely! Everyone can.

And do you have an ideal dream? Now that’s the big deal.

I realize that everyone have dreams. Only that some have measurable, heart-moving dreams, while—surprisingly—many others don’t. They only see as far as their eyes can.

So why are dreams so important?

To have a meaningful life you need to use the power of your imagination. Envision the kind of life you’d love to lead. For you to grow as a young leader, you equally need to open your mind wide and look beyond all the present limitations you can see.

Few things are more exciting than having an ideal objective—one that works. Nothing is more frustrating than losing a target. Well, that’s not too bad. And nothing is more tragic than having no dream to reach. That’s the cause for a broken life.

American business philosopher Jim Rohn says, “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” I bet you don’t want to fall into such trap—and you don’t have to. Therefore, it’s important you have a dream. After all, achievement without aspiration is a myth.

Here are the 5 top potentials of a dream.

  1. Dreams Feed Purpose. No matter how energetic and purpose-driven an individual is, he will soon burn out if he doesn’t find something to do. Talents are not show-off abilities. Instead, they are there to create a space for you in the universe. “A man’s gift will make room for him,” wrote King Solomon of ancient Israel.

A dream is a clear, inspiring picture of what you want to do; while purpose is why you desire to do it. Both are important. In fact, nothing satisfies reason than clarity does. And dreams provide that.

  1. Dreams Energize Passion. When you have a goal, an objective, a defined aim, with your will firmly united, then, you’re set for a spark. You get fired up easily. It will almost appear you can’t figure out where the energy came from.

Can you possibly guess where the fire came from? Do you have any clue?

Still thinking? OK, let me tell you. You did. You created the fire. How? By simply daring to dream. Dreams are magical. A desire followed with action not only starts an unquenchable blaze in your soul, it also fans the flames—even when nobody is willing to do that.

  1. Dreams Shape Personality. It’s easy to identify people who have no reasonable goal for the lives. Just observe. You’ll see how confused they are. They’re almost beaten out of shape.

Talk to them for a few moment and their knowledge will amaze you. They know the National Budget for next year. They know where the government is falling short. Do you need some information about the philanthropists in town? They are just the right people to interview. They’re capable of giving you a more comprehensive list than you think, ask and desire!

What’s the difference between them and the philanthropist who owns the estate down the street? Destiny? Now, I don’t think destiny can be so cruel and partial, since God assigns it. Perhaps one just had the courage to dream lofty dreams. While the other was afraid of failing to accomplish a seemingly ‘bigger-than-life’ goal that he didn’t even try.

Do you want to know the truth? The dream is often bigger than the dreamer. Don’t be afraid to dream big. Big dreams won’t (they even can’t) explode your mind. Conversely, high aspirations will stretch you, force out your potential and eventually mold you into a person larger than who you are—this moment.

Make plans to pursue your dream and you will become greater than you think. It’s a promise.

  1. Dreams Provide Power. No matter how good your objectives are, failure is more certain than success is. That doesn’t mean you should go about expecting to fail. To succeed you need to maintain your optimism. But don’t give setbacks a chance to catch you unprepared. Life will never cease to be uncertain and full of surprises.

Some doors of opportunity will slam right before your face. People’s attitude may become opposite of what you expect from them. You may think they’ll welcome your ideas and cheer you up, but their feedback rather intoxicates you.

Do I need to encourage you? I don’t think so. But I can tell you that you have an encourager right inside of you. Listen carefully to it. When challenges knock you down and life seems to be at its lowest, it has this amazing power of springing you back on your feet. It’s strong enough to sustain you. It’s your dream. Make up your mind to never give up on it.

As destructible as criticisms and setbacks might be, they have no power to quench the desire of an optimistic spirit.

  1. Dreams Enhance Productivity. A clearly defined, achievable vision is a great motivator. There’s no doubt about that. Organizations explore its power to increase their sales.

While businesses cannot afford to be productive without growth goal, individuals too can’t.

A business that diligently pursues its goal will grow. A business that grows will improve on its products. A business that provides improved quality products will take control of the market. And when they hit the market, they will rarely want to stop producing. It works for an individual in a similar vein. Nevertheless, remember that it all starts with having a goal to pursue.

Dreams inspire. They cause you to do more. When you have a dream, you become hungry. You keep delivering, yet you’re not satisfied. You just want to reach your full potential.

Friends cheer, people affirm your expertise as you rise beyond their expectations, but it doesn’t just quench your thirst for more. You want your output to get better. As a result, you keep working on yourself, taking on tougher challenges and eventually breaking new grounds.

The good news is that the better you get and the farther you advance towards the direction of your dream, the stronger your influence will become. You will not only set your life on fire, others will come to kindle theirs.

Think about all the people who have made some major contributions to humankind and you’ll find that they were really huge dreamers. Do you also desire to leave a mark on the sands of time? You can. Start with a dream!

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A Step to Realization

3 Apr

A month ago, I read the story of an aged man who sat next to a young lady in the walkway of a University. He had his hands on some artwork, trying to paint a picture of a flower few metres away. He gave it all he could, but he found it so challenging to make the painting look as he initially expected. Sure enough, he got fed up.

“Hello sir,” the young lady said, concerned. “You look worried. Are you finding it difficult to get the painting done?”

This man didn’t reply. He reached out for his file, brought out a collection of old paintings and started to go through them, shaking his head.

“Wow!” the lady exclaimed, “those paintings are beautiful! Who made them? That person must be a great artist!”

The old man replied in faint voice, “That’s me when I was a little boy.”
“I love to draw and paint, but had no one to appreciate my artworks. I felt I wasn’t talented enough, and I gave up painting. But later in life, I discovered the beauty of Art and love to draw again. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as it used to be.”

The lady was touched. The man added, “If I had found someone to tell me how talented an artist I was years ago, I would probably have become a celebrated artist today.”

I agree that this is a sad and pathetic story, but don’t you know people who have lost the dreams God has placed inside them because they had no one to encourage them? Maybe you, too, are faced with a situation like the old man. “I don’t feel needed. In fact, nobody appreciates me,” you say. But God loves you. He values you. He has created you with dreams, potentials and abilities inside of you.

Your talents and potentials are God’s gift to you. You need to discover and develop them. But you can’t stay negative, complaining, expecting the worst, and achieve anything. You need to get out of yourself and start working towards fulfilling those dreams.

Maybe the major challenge you have is that you’re just negative about yourself. You think, “I was born into a poor family, no one would associate with a poor fellow like myself.” Or yours is a myopic self-image. You see yourself as hopeless. You believe what people think you are. The first thing you need to do is to get a perspective change.

Search through the Scriptures and see what God says about you and start saying, “God I thank You because Your Word says I’m ‘peculiar’, I’m chosen by You and I’m Your child. I’m an irreplaceable original.” When you do that, you’re releasing your faith and activating God’s power upon your life and destiny. Who you are is what God says about you; not what you think about yourself or what your situation or other people say or feel that you are.

Perhaps you don’t have people around or you you’re with the wrong crowd. You need to start moving with positive people who will influence you, encourage you, and help you keep a positive perspective and attitude.

If you’ve done all the above and still you don’t feel good about yourself, get a self-help book and start with it. I guarantee, you’ll learn a lot of practical lessons from them.

“Oh David, I’ve done all you’ve suggested, yet I’m never motivated. I have the most positive people around me. In fact, my parents are ministers. I’ve read numerous books on positive thinking. Still, as much as I try to program my mind with positive thoughts, I can’t explain how it happens but I just find out that I get easily discouraged.” Don’t worry, I get your point and I have good news for you. The point is that something is missing in your life and there is an unfailing solution.

The truth is: if you’ve been a negative person – in your thoughts, actions, habit, and character – you’ll experience a tough time becoming positive. You can’t help yourself! But have you heard of “Grace?”

Grace isn’t concerned of your past or what you think about yourself. Neither is it considerate of what people think about you. Maybe you say, “I’m just too bad to get a good life. I’ve been too negative a person to become positive. I’ve committed too many sins to become righteous…”

You may be right, but Grace is saying, “Don’t worry about all that. I can turn all around and give you a new beginning – a new life. I’ll make all your admirations reality. Only believe.”

Grace is Jesus, Jesus is Grace! And those are His words to you today.

Do you desire to have your goals accomplished, fulfill your destiny, get a promotion, secure a University admission, get healed, rest in Perfect Peace in His kingdom when the race is over? Jesus says in Matthew 11: 28, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Make a decision to believe what He says about you and what He is saying to you today; and start the journey to becoming who He has originally made you to be and where He has prepared for you. He has higher thoughts about you and bigger dreams for you!

Learn of Him, claim His promises daily and start living your dreams today.

It’s an unfailing and eternal hope!

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Christ Is Risen!

31 Mar

Go check in the tomb where Christ was buried, is He still laying there? No! He is risen! Our God is risen. He is alive!

That same power that raised up Christ Jesus from death over 2,000 years ago still has the same unfailing effect today.

Friend, I want you to get the right perspective. See Easter as a priviledge to employ Christ’s resurrection power to impact and raise back to life your hopes, your dreams, your potentials, your skills, your talents and your entire life.

When the resurrection power comes upon your life, it will revive your strength and give you a set of eagle’s wings to soar over your situations and difficulties; getting you out better than you were originally – triumphant.

Be sensitive about the significance of the resurrection: Christ conquered death. In fact, He is not only risen, but risen in glory, triumphant. That’s the power of His resurrection. Seek after it. Believe it. Receive it. And live it.

Align your interest with the apostle Paul and say, “That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection.” Go around with that attitude, expecting to know more of the Risen Christ and Saviour of the whole world; and declaring the power of His resurrection over your life. If you do that, I can assure you that no force on earth can hold you back from becoming all God has destined you to be!

Happy Easter.

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It’s Not A Religion! What Then Is It?

6 Mar

Christianity is not a Religion; it is a “Relationship” – by virtue of Righteousness – with the Most High God, through His Son, “Jesus”, the only Saviour of humankind, who died for the sins of the whole world over 2,000 years ago!

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Join This Ongoing Campaign

4 Mar

GOD HAS A VISION: “…and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.” (Hebrews 8:10-12).
But how possible is this? Absolutely possible! If the entire human race sin no more, sin will become history.
A sin-free generation is possible; it begins with you!
P.S.: Please be a part to this Heavenly Vision. Join this campaign of Righteousness and help bring God’s Kingdom on earth. Show love. Save a soul.
Share this message with your friends. God bless you.

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