The Lord has placed within our hearts great dreams and aspirations that are
meant to be realized, but we must believe in ourselves that we are meant
for greatness just as God believes in us so that His dream may become a
reality in our lives. We should never have the attitude of mediocrity and
quickly settle for less than the very best that God wishes for us to take
a hold of. We are to have the imagination of achieving every goal that we
have in our hearts and see our dreams being realized knowing that with
God's help all things are possible to those who believe. (1 Peter 2:9-10)
We are to seek the wisdom of God and ask to receive what we are lacking so
that we may go forward in achievement fulfilling the will of God for our
life. The Bible declares in Proverbs 8:12 “I wisdom dwell with prudence,
and find out knowledge of witty inventions.” Above all else we are to seek
wisdom and understanding because through them come all the answers to our
hearts' desires. (James 1:5-8) (Proverbs 7:1-4) (Proverbs 8:5-11)
We read in Proverbs 4:7-9 “Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get
wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she will
promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her. She will place
on your head an ornament of grace; A crown of glory she will deliver to you.”
I hope this message encourages your heart to believe in yourself and know
that you are meant to achieve greatness.
Three-year-old Jonathon is gifted and precocious.
When his parents took him to a restaurant, he ordered a grilled cheese sandwich.
“Jonathon, I'm sorry, we don't serve grilled cheese sandwiches,” the server
He asked, “You have a grill, don't you?”
She answered, “Yes.”
He continued, “You have cheese, don't you?”
“Yes, we do.”
“You have bread, don't you?”
“Well,” he said, “I'll have a grilled cheese sandwich.”
Three years old.
The server returned after checking with the chef and told the boy they
would fix him the sandwich. “But I forgot to ask you what you want to
drink,” she said.
“I'll have a milkshake, please.”
“I'm sorry, Jonathon, but we don't serve milkshakes,” she answered. But
this time she was ready. “Now, it is true we have milk. And it is true we
have ice cream. But we don't have syrup,” she explained.
He said, “You have a car, don't you?”
Whatever other intellectual gifts Jonathon exhibits, the trait that may
serve him best is imagination.
We're told that Albert Einstein said: “Imagination is everything. It is the
preview of life's coming attractions.” He also said, “Imagination is more
important than knowledge.” And Napoleon is purported to have said,
“Imagination rules the world.”
I have come to realize that I am limited only by my imagination. When I
believe nothing can be done, I search for a way out when I could do better
searching for solutions. When I perceive my situation as impossible, I
resign myself to that fate when I might be drawing upon greater resources
of faith and courage. I far too often settle for less when I could be
asking myself that transforming question, “What if...?”
The truth is if it can be imagined, it can come to be. The solution to your
problem, the way through your dilemma or the answer to your yearning must
first be conceived in your mind before it can be birthed in life. Conceive
it and believe it, then you will achieve it.
It can happen for individuals and it can happen for our world. Vividly
conceive it in your imagination and fervently believe it in your heart.
Then you will achieve it in life.
Believe in yourself as God believes in you and seek His will for your life
knowing that with God by your side all things are possible. (Mark 9:23)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Romans 12:2-3 “...be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by
the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For I say, through the grace given
unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more
highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath
dealt to every man the measure of faith.”
Hebrews 11:1-3 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the
evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report.
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of
God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
Isaiah 41:9-10 “Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and
called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my
servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away. Fear thou not; for I
am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee;
yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right Hand of my
James 1:5-8 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to
all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let
him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of
the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that
he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in
all his ways.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: GOD ISN'T FAR AWAY
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Today’s Selected Testimony: A REASON TO LIVE
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In Christ’s Service,
Gods Work Ministry