WHAT IS YOUR DREAM? (3)Nov 28, 2021 2021-11-14 18:14
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM? (3)
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM? (3)
Read: 2 Corinthians 4:7-18
“Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (2 Corinthians 1:4).
Your life experiences can also point you to your dream. They can be part of God’s plan to get you to where He wants you to be. What issues, problems or trials have you passed through that had a significant impact on your life or that you learned from? God will not waste a hurt, so you shouldn’t either. Stop labelling everything that happens to you in life as a coincidence. Get into the habit of documenting your life experiences, whether good or bad; they can lead you to your dream. A lot of people have found purpose in the trials they have been through or the things they suffered and endured.
You can find purpose through your pain. You can build your dream from your greatest hurt. Your pain yesterday can become your testimony and dream today. Your experiences are the building blocks of your dream. People are helped better when they can relate your personal experiences and how you came out on the victorious side of things like their situations. Sometimes, God allows us to go through some painful experiences to prepare us for the purpose He has for us. But you must be willing to learn from and share those experiences, rather than cover them up. It becomes your own story and when you share that story, it becomes a powerful tool to transform someone’s life.
What is your own story? Are you a cancer survivor? Are you a victim of rape or domestic violence, a parent with an autistic child or a rehabilitated drug addict? Your experience can help you identify who you are called to serve. My struggles with weight, self-esteem and fear confirm my purpose of restoring wholeness and purpose to emotionally wounded lives. The things that happen to us are hardly random. You must be very intentional about noting your life experiences. Look back at the footprints you are leaving on the sands of time. They will lead you to your dream.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?
He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest.
Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.
If you prayed this prayer, send me an email at email@example.com. I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.
I look forward to hearing from you.