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Follow Your Dreams

Here you are, trying to follow your dreams and it begins.  The chorus singing at the top of their lungs trying to stomp out the embers of the fire that make up your dreams.  Those well-meaning (at least we hope) family or friends gifted with discouragement and negativity. We’ve all had them, we have all felt the stings of their words and or attitudes. We have all heard “You can never do that” or “you’ll never amount to that” “You’re not good enough”. 

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The condescending you are too young, too old, too fat, too thin, too tall, too short, not beautiful enough, too pretty (I seriously heard this before), you are too stupid, too smart, not cool enough, wear funny clothes (Hey, I like my clothes!).  Those that take your dreams and say they are not good enough, take your vision and snort in derision.

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 I’ll Tell You The Truth

Well, I got news for you! What good have they ever done with their life? How have they changed the world for the better with their negative comments and their picking other people apart? They are so busy tearing you and I down that they are wasting their own life away well picking at everyone else. Sadly they are probably tearing apart God’s call on their own lives and finding excuses why they can’t reach those dreams that God has given them. So respectfully don’t listen to them.

Follow Your Dreams – They Don’t Know You As He Does

Go! Follow your Dreams. Those God-given dreams.  They don’t know your heart as God does, and the only one you have to please is God.  God has called YOU, yes You!  The one sitting in your seat or gripping your smartphone, the one standing in your shoes (no not the ones your sister has borrowed).  God has a special call on your life and it is a call no one but you can fulfill.  Can you say no? Yep  Can you go your own way?  Yes, you can but Oh the blessings that you will never know because of it.
 

Follow Your Dreams – Who Will You Listen To?

This reminds me of a missionary woman that I read about one time.  Every day she prayed for a husband and every time a boat would come she would go to the boat to meet him and every time he was not there.  At the end of her life, she was still alone, and someone asked her why she never married.  She re-told the story of how she prayed that God would send her a husband on the next ship to share her life with and how she would go to meet him.  The person then asked if then her God was unfaithful in not sending her husband to her and could therefore not be trusted.  She said gently, Oh no, that was not the case.  She said gently that God had indeed called him, but he simply said no.  How sad,  and how much he missed.  I wonder if he listened to those negative people in his life?

Follow Your Dreams – Don’t Carry Their Baggage

I almost pity those nay-Sayers, because they are missing out on God’s plan for their lives. So pray for them and move on. Don’t carry their baggage with you, drop it and move on because it’s hard to run holding a bunch of suitcases right?

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Run toward those righteous dreams that God has put in your heart. Because no matter what, the one person that matters will be with you (Judges 6:16 The Lord answered, “I will be with you,”)

Romans 8:31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

 

Scripture is taken from the Holy Bible, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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