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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Beware of Dream Destroyers!

Have you had your Joy Juice today? Or are you dreaming of when you can slow down long enough to enjoy it? 

                Busyness is a major distraction at times, isn’t it?  We have good intentions of pursuing our goals and dreams, and then we find ourselves so busy with the urgency of life that we just don’t have the time to follow through.  Our dream is destroyed...or at least put “on hold”.

                But…if God gives us a dream, He wants to help us to see that the dream is realized!  We need to be aware of the stumbling blocks along the way called “dream destroyers”.  Let’s talk about a few of these :

  • Fear and doubt:  Otherwise known as “negative self-talk” or discouraging thoughts.  To combat these, we need to do as Philippians 1:6 tells us & “be confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
  • Another destroyer is discouragement from others--- We need to surround ourselves with cheerleaders who are strong prayer warriors and want God’s best for us. 
  • And then, of course….the main dream destroyer is old Satan himself.  He tries to work through our circumstances to dissuade us from our dream.  He wants us to give up! 
 Be encouraged by the verse in Psalm 37:5 which says: “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him!” The Message Bible translation says: He’ll validate your life in the clear light of day and stamp you with approval at high noon!”

        Doesn’t that fill your heart with JOYful anticipation?

 Let's not let anything or anyone destroy the dream that God has given you.  Drink your JOY JUICE and dare to dream!

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