“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” —Philippians 4:13 NIV
One of the greatest truths we can instill in our children is, “You can do anything…” Usually completing the statement with “…that you put your mind to.”
We ask them their dreams and then affirm them by saying, “You can do anything you put your mind to“.
It’s a wonderful idea and it’s absolutely true!
What we are essentially teaching them is if you work hard, stay focused and don’t give up—you can accomplish anything you set out to do.
So often as we grow and become adults its as though the conditions of the world gust through our lives like a storm. As a hurricane has the potential to wipe out entire cities so the enemy, who is the prince of the air (Eph. 2:2), has the potential to wipe out our hopes and dreams.
Unfortunately he succeeds at this in so many of our lives. I know I’ve fallen prey to the enemy’s lies and accusations in the past as he’s ravished over my dreams with a mighty force leaving me in the wake of shattered hopes and devastated ambitions. The enemy leaves only chaos and destruction in his path. His agenda is to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10).
Friend, if you’ve found yourself in the wake of the enemy’s destruction as of late I have a word of hope and healing for you today and it’s this: greater is He who is in YOU than he who is in the world (1 Jn. 4:4)!
We serve a God who restores what’s been broken and revives what has died! (Joel 2:25)
If you’ve been feeling discouraged lately that maybe the dreams and desires of your heart aren’t being heard I want to encourage you today: don’t give up! Hang on a little longer! Remember what God says,
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’.” —Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
The dreams of your heart are His dreams for your life! It’s what’s written in the story of your life… why do you think you feel so strongly and passionately about it? It’s your destiny friend. And God has not forgotten you. So whatever you do, DON’T GIVE UP!!
Father I pray that today you restore hope in my brothers and sisters who have been so close to giving up on what’s been planted in them. I ask Holy Spirit that you do a fresh watering within the souls of each person reading this now. Revive O’ God what you’ve planted! Restore vision and purpose in each person right now as they recommit their dreams to you God. Let the only giving up be of trying to do anything in our own strength! In Jesus Name, Amen.
Cling to your dreams friend… and never give up!!
God says over you today, “You can do anything you set your mind to… and you can do ALL things through Me! Surrender your will to Me and I will make your path known.”
I love you,
P.S. How can I be praying for you today?
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