What do YOU want out of Life?
God has created YOU to “reach.” He wants you to have goals, dreams…visions! He wants you to always be striving for that next mountaintop. And in order to get on that mountain you must start in the valley. This is where all of the growth occurs. You’re never gonna live on the mountaintop because once you arrive there will always be another mountain to climb, because God is always on the move! He is not a passive God…he is an active God. And He created YOU in Him image…to be active in your life…always reaching and striving. God is so very wise because He knows that the time when you’re the most vulnerable in your life is NOT when you’re weak but when you’re strong. Once you’re on that mountaintop and everything seems to be going your way you ease back into complacency and self reliance. The real progress in your life is made in the valley when you’re going through the trials… when you’re being stretched & tested and must rely on God for your provision. So if you’re in the valley right now be THANKFUL for this time because it is during this precious time that your faith grows and you are given the opportunity to develop an intimate relationship with God and understand His true love for you.
Joyce Meyer compares the birth of our dreams to pregnancy…the conception, birth & delivery of a baby. Before a baby can be born he/she must be conceived. It is the same with your dream. You have to conceive your dream. What is YOUR dream? Have you prayed and asked God to show you His will for your life? You should live your life as God made it…full of possibilities…not positivities. He gives you the grace and ability to achieve your dreams but you must also do your part. Once you conceive your vision you then go through “pregnancy” which is a difficult time of change. This is where your perseverance and patience are tested. Ecclesiastes 5:3 says “For a dream comes with much business and painful effort, and a fool’s voice with many words.” In other words, it’s pretty easy to SAY you’re gonna do something but quite another to follow thorough and actually DO it. In order for your dream to come to pass you must put forth some painful effort. A baby cannot be birthed without some pain just as your dream cannot be birthed without some pain and effort. You will have to get out of your comfort zone and reach. You’re gonna make mistakes through the process and that is okay…that is simply part of the process. Don’t get impatient like Sarah and and try to birth things in your own time. Your dream may not come to pass as quickly as you would like it to. God’s timing is NOT your timing. You must trust that He knows best and his timing is the RIGHT time!
Pregnancy is a time of first expectation. When a woman is pregnant we say she is “expecting.” You must have this same EXPECTATION with your dream. The woman KNOWS she will birth a baby in 9 months. She also knows that the process will require some painful effort. Your VISION goes through this same process. This is why it is SO important to keep at attitude of EXPECTATION while you are waiting for your dream. Do not let the thief steal your dream. He will whisper in your ear that it is never going to happen and that you should give up. This is a LIE! Your expectation needs to be aggressive and you need to talk to God about it first thing in the morning! WORDS are extremely important! Your voice is extremely important! God SAID “let there be light” & there was light!
Approximately 10 times in the first few verses of Genesis God SAID something…he SAID! He demonstrated for us from the very beginning of time the importance of our WORDS! The power of life & death ly in the tongue! It’s very important WHAT YOU SAY about yourself, others, your future and your expectations. Get up in the am & TALK OUT LOUD! Are you expecting favor? Are you expecting good news? Are you expecting people to want to join your business? Are you expecting wisdom? OR are you a “wait and see” person? Do you have a passive attitude? While it may be true that you can’t control everything in your life by positive confession the more you agree with God the more likely you are to have it and the more you agree with the devil the more likely you are to have that.
Who are YOU in agreement with?
Psalms 27:13 says What would become of me had I not believed that I would see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living?
What does it mean to WAIT on God? Wait means to EXPECT GOD! Are you expecting God to show up in your life today? Are you expecting Him to change your finances? Are you expecting to hear His voice? Although you may be “waiting” physically for God you should be very active “spiritually.” We tend to do the opposite…we do nothing spiritually and try to do everything physically to make something happen in our lives. Kent & I have learned to approach our MonaVie business with “faith & expectation.” MonaVie is simply a part of our everyday lives. We share it everywhere we go during the day. We are the messengers of hope and health…not THE message. Some people receive today, some tomorrow, some never. We know that He will bring the right people in our business if we continue to do our part, have faith and keep a positive, expectant attitude.
Today people live too much in the “flesh” and allow life to suck then up and steal their dreams and visions. You gotta be & stay aggressive! YES…even when you don’t FEEL like it! Especially WHEN you don’t feel like it! If you GET UP and get aggressive in spirit your flesh will catch up!
Esther is a great example in the Bible of a lady who maintained a good attitude and was rewarded for it. She was a young Jewish girl that was taken to serve in the haram of the King. This was NOT the plan she had for her life. Her life had not turned out the way she thought it would turn out. Do YOU feel like that? If so…read the story of Esther and how she turned it all around with a good attitude.
You can’t say you trust God if everytime something goes wrong in your life you get a bad attitude. Because Esther maintained a good attitude she obtained the favor of God. Esther 2:9 says
“He speedily gave her the things of her purification & her portion of food and the 7 chosen maids to be given to her from the King’s palace and moved her & her maids to the best apartment in the haram.”
God is showing us that if we maintain a good attitude through our trials we’ll go through them a lot faster! Would you like more speed in your life right now? Then check your attitude.
When things don’t go your way remember that God has a plan and to keep a good attitude. Something no one can ever take away from you is your GOOD ATTITUDE! No matter where you are right now in your life if you have a good attitude God WILL give you favor! He has spoke it and it is true! You can count on it! It’s simple…if you want your dreams to come to pass you can’t be like everyone else. You are IN the world, but not OF the world. When everyone else is moaning, groaning and complaining you must be THANKING GOD for his blessings. You must be speaking EXPECTATION into your life. This is THE difference between a happy, successful person and one who is not. When you get negative while you’re waiting for your dream to come to pass you are DELAYING your dream! You must remain positive and expectant! You will see your dream come to pass! It’s God’s promise!
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