Do you have a God-Given Dream? Personally I believe we all have a God-Given Dream. But it is up to us to take the necessary actions needed to achieve said dream. Unfortunately, in today’s world everyone feels entitled to everything.
My Pastor once said “We deserve nothing.” Not going to lie that stung a little. During the time he spoke those very words I had just graduated college a couple years before. I was struggling to find a job. And yes, I felt entitled.
Sometimes though we can do everything right yet everything seems to work against us. It is very important though that we recognize the odds against us. Is it actually the enemy attempting to tear us down?
By enemy I mean Satan himself. You see when we are on the right path, doing what God is leading us to do, Satan works extra hard to trip us every few steps.
All it takes is for us to glance away from Jesus for a second (Matthew 14:27 – 33) and the enemy gets busy draining our Passion. He will use the following to draw our attention further from Jesus:
- Negative Circumstances
- Unmet Expectations
Slaying The Passion Slayers
I know it is easier said than done but don’t be discouraged. Learning to be content in the midst of trials takes courage, faith, and a lot of confidence in God.
It is hard when we don’t know the outcome or we feel as though we will never achieve the things the Lord has put on our heart. Sometimes it seems as if God expects us to do the unexpected, the unreachable, the impossible. Like Peter did when he walked on water.
But it is important that we remember anything is possible with God. And He wants to share His unstoppable force with us. We just have to step up to the plate and accept it. Accept that God knows best and He is the mightiest of all.
Jesus said to him, “Do you believe because you see me? How happy are those who believe without seeing me!”John 20:28-29
Patience is a choice you need to choose to succeed. Even though you can’t see God or sometimes hear God, He is there. And He is listening to you.
You have to trust that God is working in your favor. Its the confidence you have in God that will take you to the end and will make your God-Given Dream a reality!
My Fight With The Passion Slayers And How I Slayed Back
Honestly, I am confident that Satan has used all 4 Passion Slayers above and some against me. He has slayed so many of my dreams in the past. Using everything from Fear to Past Failures against me.
I have a control problem and often hate asking for help. It always made me feel weak and less in control. Of course I have since learned that asking for help does not make us weak but stronger.
If you don’t know my story I will keep it short but not so sweet. In 2014 I lost everything. All of my Passions were slayed to the core and I felt so hopeless. I definitely experienced all of the above and some.
It was when I made the choice to be happy and trust God that things began to change. My old Passions were gone like dust in the wind but God gave me new Passions! But of-course I fell off the path and they were once again slayed by the enemy.
Finally, I got fed up with Satan always winning. So I fought back. This time God was my weapon of choice. Starting this Blog was one of the scariest things I ever did. Even though I blogged for a couple years before this it was scary because I failed multiple times before.
Who was to say I wasn’t going to fail again? And what made this time around any different than the last?
A lot made a difference! You see this time I expected to face Negative Circumstances, have Fear, Fail, and experience Unmet Expectations. Even though it has only been nearly 3 months in I have been through all the above and conquered each with God’s help. And of-course a lot of praying!
Unwavering Faith With Some Extraordinary Effort Is Key
First things first, you have to make the decision that you are committed to your God-Given Dream. What I have learned over the past couple months is that if you put your trust in God, He will take you places you never thought possible.
With a little unwavering faith and extraordinary effort every day you move one step closer to making your God-Given Dream a reality.
I would be lying if I sat here and said I met every single goal I set over the past couple months. Some were met and some were not. But I accepted each because I know I gave my all.
Even though I haven’t met every single goal I am still many steps closer to my God-Given Dream of being a Full Time Blogger! Why? Because I am committed to keeping unwavering faith and I do something extraordinary every single day.
The Passion Slayers will no longer slay my dreams. You don’t have to allow them to slay yours either.
What are some Passion Slayers that are slaying your dreams?
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