The Lord has instilled special gifts and talents within each of us that
are meant to come forth to better our life and our world. There are many
people who doubt their calling and believe the lie of the enemy that they
don't have anything special to offer. We must understand that God does not
create anything without a reason behind it. Just as the sun is needed to
bring forth light and the rains are needed to bring forth new growth, so
it is with us who are here to fulfill the plans and purposes of the Lord.
Be encouraged and know that God has you here to accomplish the goals which
He has placed within your heart. Never doubt how special you really are
and do not discount your worth simply because you feel a certain way. The
Bible says we are Kings and Priests unto God, so our attitude needs to line
up with how God sees us which is a victorious people. (Revelation 1:6)
I hope this message encourages and inspires you to continue to believe in
yourself to fulfill the plans and purposes of the Lord for your life.
SOMEONE HAD A DREAM
The car you drive was designed and built because someone had a dream. The
highway on which you travel is there because someone had a dream. The
telephone you talk on and the worldwide network, to which it is connected,
was constructed because someone had a dream. Achievement begins with a dream.
Yet there are many, many dreams which wither and die without ever coming
to pass. We will never know the benefits which they could have brought.
Great accomplishments come about not only because someone dreamed of them,
but also because someone believed in the dream enough to walk the long,
hard road of making that dream a reality.
It takes a dream. And then it takes more than a dream. What is yours? And
what are you doing about it? Stop and think for a moment about all the
great things that have ever been achieved. Someone had a dream. Someone
just like you. The world is filled with possibilities today. Take your
pick, and then make it happen.
By Ralph Marston
A preacher once said that the greatest ideas which were never realized are
gathered together in fields around the world called Cemeteries. Don't let
that happen to you. Be encouraged to believe in your calling and go after
your dreams with a refreshed determination knowing that God wants you to
fulfill the gifts and talents which He has placed within your heart. Don't
dismiss your dreams away simply because you feel discouraged. Press forward
and know that your diligence will be greatly rewarded and will overshadow
any discouragement that came your way. (2 Timothy 1:6-10) (Proverbs 22:29)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 28:6-8 "Blessed be the LORD, because He hath heard the voice of my
supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in
Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my
song will I praise Him. The LORD is their strength, and He is the saving
strength of His anointed."
Ephesians 4:4-8 "There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called
in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and
Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But unto
every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of
Christ. Wherefore he saith, When He ascended up on high, He led captivity
captive, and gave gifts unto men."
Psalm 31:7-8 "I will be glad and rejoice in Thy mercy: for Thou hast
considered my trouble; Thou hast known my soul in adversities; And hast not
shut me up into the hand of the enemy: Thou hast set my feet in a large room."
1 Corinthians 15:57-58 "...thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye
stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch
as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: TWO FROGS
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Today's Selected Testimony: HOW TO NOT STAY DEFEATED
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In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry