Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Don't Let Others Hold You Back

Do you have dreams? Are there things you would love to do? Or new things you would love to try, but you worry what others might think?  Sometimes it can be hard to try new things, really hard. We can get so comfortable with the way things are that we just aren't sure we should shake things up. But we should sometimes. Shake. Shake. Shake! And we should do it without worrying about what others are going to think about it.

It is good to have dreams! It is fabulous to want to try new things and set new goals. Fabulous!! It doesn't mean we aren't content with what we have. It doesn't mean we aren't super thankful for the blessings we have. I believe God wants us to be adventurous. I believe He gave us that adventurous spirit. Imagine if no one ever followed their dreams and tried new things. We wouldn't have computers or cell phones. We wouldn't have the internet or even be able to fly!

Do you know one of the biggest reasons we are afraid to try new things? Fear. Fear that we might fail. Fear that others will not understand or even worse, that they will criticize our ideas. Fear. It is a horrible thing. And it is of Satan. God did not give you a spirit of fear. He tells us so in His Word.
Be bold. Dare to dream. Don't let others hold you back.
God believes in you! That should be enough to encourage you to step out. To step out in faith. But do you know what? If God believes in you, so should you! You ARE good enough. You ARE smart enough. You CAN do it. If it is your dream and you are determined, then you WILL make it happen! And God will help you. Pray about it. Ask Him for guidance and wisdom in making it happen. But also ask for His blessing on it. He wants to bless you. He wants you to live life abundantly. He cares for you and wants you to prosper. Ask Him for that and then BELIEVE He will do it.

There will always be those that are negative and critical, but don't let them stop you. It isn't their life, it's yours. It isn't their dream, it's yours. Why would you let the opinion of man stop you from following the dream that God gave you? If we are following God and living according to His ways, that is what matters. Trust in Him. Have faith in Him and in yourself, because you are His child.
I encourage you to dream your dreams, pray about them, seek God's guidance and then go after them! You will be amazed at how far you can go!

*originally published March 2016 on my former blog

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