Do you have a dream, a Big, Audacious Dream? If you do you have probably encountered some big obstacles as you moved forward toward your dream.
I once heard a story about a man who headed off to California as part of the gold rush. He staked his claim and began to dig. He dug and dug, dug and dug some more. He hit some small pockets of gold but never the Mother load! After several months of digging he became frustrated and decided his mine was not going to produce any Mother load. He walked out of his mine and headed into town. He went to the real estate office and told them he wanted to sell his claim which included his notes. A man over heard his discussion and made an offer. The man took the offer and headed for the train a beaten man.
The man who purchased the mine began to study the notes the other man had written. He made some calculations and decided that with some more digging a Mother load would be found. He headed to the mine and began to dig. He dug and dug, then he dug some more and within just a few feet he hit the Mother load.
The other man had quit just a few feet from his dream.
Are you like that man? Are there obstacles that are keeping you from reaching your dream? Are there walls that have been built that keep you from achieving victory in a relationship?
The purpose of this post is to encourage you to keep moving forward. Do not stop. Do not let anything or anyone steal your dream. If God gave you that dream and if it is His will He wants you to keep moving forward. Yes it might be hard. It might become discouraging but He wants you to remain faith to what He has called you to.
Maybe you are just one brick away, one more shovel full of dirt away, just one more step from reaching your goal, your dream.
As Joshua took over the job of leading Israel into the Promised Land God said, "Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left so that you may have success wherever you go." Joshua 1: 6-7
One more step, one more brick, just one more shovel full of stuff. Sure the fulfillment of your dream cannot be seen but if it is of God it will happen if you don't give up! In Hebrews 11: 1 we are told, "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." and in verse 6, "And without faith it is impossible to please Him (God), for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and He is a rewarder of those who seek Him."
For those of you who do not have a dream I encourage you to get John Eldredge's book, "Dare to Desire". On page 39 he says this, "Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs are people who have come alive." Whatever makes you come alive place it before God. What makes you come alive has something to do with your dream.
Don't quit moving forward. Don't quit now. If your dream is from God only you can stop it from coming true. Don't quit now you are just one brick, one step, one shovel full away from achieving your God given dream. God is the "Dream Giver."
It Ain't over!