God has put great dreams in your heart, and he wants you to fulfill them (Jeremiah 29:11).
But the challenges you’re going through right now and the issues of life are coming between you and your dreams.
You genuinely want to fulfill them, but things keep coming up, and they are causing you to push back your dreams.
The truth is:
You’re going to meet obstacles and challenges along the way that will cause you to doubt whether the dreams God has placed in your heart are really from him.
The enemy is keen on ensuring that we don’t fulfil our God-given dreams. So he will do anything to stop you.
But here’s the thing:
No one can stop you from achieving those dreams, but you.
Well, if that is true, then how come most people do not fulfil their dreams, you may ask. Why do most people settle for less than God’s best?
Fear will cause you to see impossibilities where there are possibilities. It will cause you to sabotage your own dreams. Learn to rise above fear so that you can become the person God wants you to be.
Remember, God has not given you a spirit of fear, so the feeling of fear is from the enemy. (2 Timothy 1:7)
Busyness Of Life
It is easy to get caught up with the busyness of life and forget the purposes of God in your life. Some people allow their career, family, or studies to get in the way.
They end up putting everything and everyone above God.
But it shouldn’t be like that way. You need to understand that you are here for a purpose and that the life you’re living right now is going to determine how you live in eternity.
God revealed to Joseph the purpose of his life when he was still a young boy. But things did not go smoothly for Joseph because his brothers were jealous of him. Joseph ended up in Egypt as a slave. (Genesis 37)
While there, he went through different challenges. For example, his master’s wife accused him of something he had not done, and he was sent to prison.
While in prison, he helped someone who seemed to be his only hope of getting out of jail. But once he was released, he forgot his promise to Joseph, at least for some time. Despite all that, Joseph continued trusting God.
We need to be like Joseph. We should not allow the issues of life to kill our dreams because, in the end, God will come through.
Before you give up on your dreams, know this:
God Never Leads Us Wrong
We serve a faithful God, he will never lead us wrong. (2 Thessalonians 3:3)
Whatever he tells you will come true no matter how long it takes. You only need to be patient and understanding.
Like Abraham, we need to trust God blindly and go where he’s telling us even when we don’t know our destination.
Perseverance Pays Off
Joseph went through a lot but kept on being faithful to God and trusting in him. He did not let the challenges he was facing to derail him.
He persevered through it all. In the end, it paid off because he was made second in command after Pharaoh in Egypt. (Genesis 41:40)
Maybe things look bleak right now but know that the purposes of God will prevail over your life. Do not give up, keep on holding on.
You Will Receive A Reward
God not only gives us great dreams, but he blesses us when we remain faithful to him and follow the path he has laid out for us. Not just that he also rewards us at the end of time.
Don’t quit, you will receive a great reward.
We all have God-given dreams.
Though some of us may not know them yet, God will reveal them to us in due time.
You need to understand that your God-given dreams will not come on a silver platter, but God will give you the resources and courage to fulfill them.
Like Joseph believe in him and remain faithful to the end. Always remember that God is going to reward you for your faithfulness.