Hold Fast to Your Dream
Ecclesiastes 5:3…...a dream comes with much business and painful effort
In a fast-paced world that is both challenging and demanding it is important to have dreams and visions. Without them, it is easy to become complacent and fail to grow beyond where you are right now. However, working toward your dreams and visions requires hard work. Those who want to do great things without having to work hard will never see it come to pass. Using good business principles and being willing to work are requirements in the kingdom of God.
Walking in kindness and love is a major factor in seeing your dreams fulfilled. No person is an island to himself – we need other people to help us be all we can be. Therefore, we must operate with principles that build good relationships.
As you hold fast to the dreams God has placed in your heart, prayerfully seek His guidance, and He will lead you to miraculous victories in your life.
Enjoy Life as You Grow
Being perfect sounds good, but it is not reality. Reality is that you are a human being, and no matter how hard you try to be perfect, you still make mistakes. Your heart can be perfect, but your performance will never be perfect as long as you are in earth.
You are legally and positional perfect in Christ, but experientially, you are in the process of changing every day from glory to glory. It is a growing process, and it takes time.
Struggling for perfection to gain acceptance and approval from God or others only brings frustration and never-ending struggle. And it is not necessary because Jesus accepts you just as you are. He will never pressure you to perform or demand something of you that you do not know how to give. So just do your best….and enjoy life while you are maturing.
Your Weakness Is God's Opportunity
2 Corinthians 12:9…………my strength and power are made perfect and show themselves most effective in your weakness
Do you ever feel hopelessly weak and down on yourself? God wants you to know that the only power weakness has over you is the power you give it.
Disliking yourself because you have weaknesses opens the door to trouble that can affect many areas of your life. But human weakness is not a surprise to God. In fact, it is an opportunity for His strength and power to be made perfect in your weakness.
As you meditate on the truth of this promise tonight, make a decision that you will not get so disrobed about your weaknesses that you fail to recognize them as great opportunities for God. Stop grieving over your weaknesses and start receiving God's grace, strength, and power.
Visit the Still waters
Psalm 23:2…...he makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters
This particular psalm is familiar to most people, but have you ever given much thought to the "still and restful waters"? I believe this is where you find quiet rest and strength to face the pressures of life.
One might say the "still waters" are healing waters. The quiet and stillness contain restorative qualities for your soul.
The still waters are available at all times but we go there far too seldom. Anytime you feel the slightest urge or need you may visit the still waters, if only for a few minutes. Let everything get quiet, and then bask in the beauty of solitude. Silence can teach us more in a moment than all the noise in the world ever could.
So spend more time beside the still waters and find peaceful rest for your soul.