Thursday, January 13, 2011

Seeing Clearly

What would you do if you could not fail? Take a moment to ponder this question, without including thoughts of money whatsoever. No lottery winnings or mega jackpots dancing in your mind. What would you do if you could not fail?

Would you open a shelter? Would you feed the hungry? Would you clothe the needy? Would you encourage those who are discouraged? Would you speak up for those who have no voice? Would you go on that mission? Would you start a school? What would you do?

I hope there are a number of things that come to mind. Ever wonder why those things inspire you? They're the seeds planted in your heart by the Lord, you might even consider them the mission statement of your life.

Then why have these dreams not been realized? Mostly because we're afraid of failure, money issues cloud our thoughts and we just have too much on our plates right now. “Someday, I'll…..” might keep the dream alive, but someday never seems to come.

Somehow we get the idea that life consists of going to school; getting married; having children; caring for the family and growing old; end of story. Somewhere in that time we carve a few moments to spend with the Lord, maybe serving in a ministry for a few years, and think our work is done. I don't think we have been properly instructed in spiritual things.

Our lives have a purpose beyond our imagination and they are fully complete in Jesus. When we accepted Jesus as our Savior, we became new creations, “The old has gone and the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Why do we hold ourselves back from our God given mission? Fear, insecurity and unbelief kill the vision. When Jesus was with his own people he only did a few miracles around them, because of their unbelief. (Matthew 13:58)

Trust your vision and step out in faith knowing that God has planted these dreams in your heart for His purpose, and then you'll begin to experience the joy that only the Lord can bring.

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