Pursuing Your Dreams

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. - 1 Timothy 6:10-11
 
Are you postponing your dreams in hopes that Aunt Gertie will remember you in her will? Are you waiting to win the lottery? Or are you waiting until you lose thirty pounds, or your spouse gets his/her act together?
 
If the Lord has placed a dream in your heart, don’t wait for external events to grant you “permission.”  Don’t allow yourself to be hampered by fear, but do take a look at your motives.  
 
The most important thing you can do with your dreams is to examine them in light of who gets the glory in the process… you or God?  Cultivate the dreams born of the Spirit.  You’re happiest and most fulfilled when you’re doing what God has designed you to do.  He knows your frame, talents, skills, and desires.  If you pursue the dreams He plants in your heart, I can promise you’ll find more abundant life than you ever thought possible.
 
“Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.”  – William Carey (1761-1834)

 

 

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Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.