What is it that you envision? What dreams do you have? Is there a dream so big, so unattainable that you will not let go off its possibility, because you believe in its reality? Dreaming is a beautiful vision of something(s) you want to achieve. Believing in that dream is the most important and tedious part of the task because being hopeful of what you cannot see is like a roller coaster emotion of doubt, fear, what ifs and maybes. However, when you believe something, you have to complement that belief with solid and consistent action(s). That action(s) means a concerted and disciplined movement to be mentally in tune with your dreams, physically ready to cease opportunities and emotionally fit to be self aware of what drives you.
Do you know what it is to fight a battle? I am sure you do! But are you even aware that you are in a daily warfare? Truth be told, we are all in a battle of some kind. Whether it is a clash of thoughts, a struggle of actions, or a confrontation of good and evil, everyday we experience some kind of push and pull. The good thing is we are blessed with the gift of life initiated by waking up to God’s new mercies that comes with a brand new day, but we often times forget this privilege. Instead we greet the day with the battle of our thoughts, we fight to think meaningfully, we struggle to positively affirm ourselves and we spew complaints that distort our peace. Fact is, when the mind is in a constant battle corrupted by anxiety, doubt and fear our gateway to goodness is blocked by the threat of the warfare that is in our head. This is completely normal! However don’t think this normalcy is sustainable. No way!
“A promise is a comfort to a fool” as the old proverb dissuades the excitement of a promise, we, as humans can’t help but love to be promised something especially when we want it – inexplicably – bad. To hold on to a promise that comforts us and gives us hope means that we undoubtedly trust the promisor. Trust is not easy when intertwined with patience. That’s because “good things come to those that wait” but who really wants to sit in limbo? Often times when we are told to trust God and hold on to His promises (as outlined in the bible) we shrug at the idea because again our human eye prefers to operate by sight. We’d rather believe what someone says than what the Father promises. Time after time we discover that no man’s promise is sure, no man’s promise is perfect and no man’s promise will totally satisfy. And so … God is the answer. Trust in Jesus, you’ll be happy when you accept – not my will but His way!
Have you ever felt like you’re fighting a losing battle? Are you on the brink of breaking? Or are you impatiently blinking for a breakthrough? Either way many times as you go through the bumps and bruises of life, you tend to feel an overwhelming emotion that God must have forgotten you! In your mind, it just seems like your prayers didn’t even reach to God’s ears, instead they have flown over Him. No way! Best believe that He is omnipotent and omnipresent! It’s funny how He knows what we want and when we want it, the tricky part is that we are (most times) over fighting and over exhausting ourselves and then become very distracted. Delay does NOT mean denial. God isn’t seemingly ignoring you to ill- treat you, He is actually waiting for the right moment (which is not defined by your timeline) to ignite your best self for His kingdom.