ramsonmumba


2 Comments

Relationship choices you won’t regret

10-26-14 2

Psalm 25:12

Who is the man who reverently fears and worships the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way that he should choose.

Do you ever look back at the choices you have made in life and wish you could have known then, what you know now?

Life is a journey and there will be many twists and turns; but there is a priceless gift that God gives to those who will prioritize Him and honor Him from their heart - it is the ability to choose wisely in all the affairs of their lives.

Our lives are not a rehearsal. Each day is only available to us once; and each day we are faced with choices – decisions that, once we have made them, will plot a course that will either make or break us.

Having the option to choose, places a person in a powerful position. Once the choice is made, the consequences are also set, and we no longer have the privilege to choose our outcomes.

For example, if you choose to commit an armed robbery, you also choose to go to jail.

There is no such thing as being neutral in life. If you abstain from making a tough decision of some kind, that is also a decision, which will have it’s own set of consequences.

The crazy thing about this generation is that people want to be able to make choices and then accept or reject the consequences when they come.

We come to a place of sobriety about our lives, when we accept that choices have outcomes attached.

Nowhere is this more true than in the area of relationships.

If you choose to be married you can no longer behave as if you are single. You can’t do everything you want to do any more, or prioritize the same things as you used to, because you are married now, and marriage is the privilege to steward another person’ s life. That means that your first priority in every action from now on is the wellbeing of your spouse.

If you choose to keep a score card of all the things the other person has done wrong, you will drive a wedge between you, to an even greater degree than the wrong actions even did.

You compound the issues of tension when you choose to bring up the past and use it against your husband or wife.

Your job in a marriage is not to punish the other. Did you really get together so that you could be horrible to one another and prove how wrong they are all the time? Was that really the aim in mind that you had when you first declared your love for one another?

Anything you despise will eventually leave your life. Don’t fool yourself that you can continually criticize your spouse even just in the quietness of your own mind and still enjoy a good relationship.

It is the glory of a man to overlook an offense.

The trouble is that we are so passionate about being right whenever there is a dispute about something!

Being right is actually highly over rated. It doesn’t bring you a reward that you will enjoy at all. In fact, if you win the argument, but lose the person in the process, you have lost something greater.

Being right cannot love you or hug you or show you affection.

The truth is that you should make the choice upfront: “In order to stay married and to enjoy my relationship, I relinquish the desire to be proven right all the time – even when I KNOW that I am!” Now that is a wise choice!

Decide not to treat your spouse as their sins deserve. Imagine that you are the one with the unique privilege to steward his or her weakness! In fact there is nothing wrong with your spouse that the love of God flowing through you cannot heal.

Of course if you think that the person you are considering marrying has the potential to really harm you, you shouldn’t marry them. No one is called by God to be a punch bag for anyone else. Before you say, “I do”, you must be confident that you are prepared to steward this person’s life and that he or she is capable of stewarding yours.

When things become tough in a marriage, people become so afraid that they chose the wrong person to marry.

But God didn’t set it up like some crazy game of finding the one perfect person for you!

Choosing who to marry is YOUR choice. Even Adam had a choice and chose Eve. God never tells anyone that they have to marry another human being – especially not one that you don’t even find attractive. Let’s not make God out to be weird! He created you and wired you a certain way to like and prefer certain characteristics in another person.

According to where you are at, you might make a really good choice, or you might make a choice to pick someone with whom building a life and family together will require more work. You are supposed to enjoy one another, so don’t make it too hard for yourself on purpose!

As soon as you make your choice, God gets right into the middle of it, and the minute you say, “I do” He seals your decision and your chosen person becomes the right person. It is a spiritual transaction, and God is the third cord, adding a strength to your union together which is supernatural.

The most powerful choice you can make within your marriage, or in any relationship, is that of forgiveness and acceptance of the person you chose. Celebrate and admire them, and continue to enjoy the qualities for which you picked them out.

Remember that the other person is a human being, just like you. They have a nice side and a not-so-nice side. But having someone to share your days with, is a wonderful thing.

In fact the greatest thing any of us can experience is to give ourselves fully in love to another person.

If you ever get to invest your love totally in the life of another, who loves you back in the same way, you are the most blessed person!

Make one crucial decision right now and declare it: “That’s me!”


2 Comments

The sweet taste of victory

Winning

Romans 8:37

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us

God’s plan for you is dominion and mastery in every arena of your life. It’s your birthright as a believer to operate in authority; to be above only and never beneath.

The sweet taste of winning is yours to savor and enjoy. Don’t settle for the thought that being at the top is always for someone else. You are not second rate or average in any way!

You are a king in this life; you are destined to come out on top and to finish your race with joy. Not only that, but you don’t live by sweating to win. You live to rule your world by decreeing a thing, so that it can be established in your life.

His blood is stronger than the sum of all your setbacks. Whatever you have missed out on as a result of your own mistakes, or because of something that happened that was beyond your control, those things do not have the power to bring you down or cancel your purpose and destiny.

That’s why it’s never over or too late to start again and because of His great mercy, the glory of your latter days will even be greater than those of your former.

If you will start to praise God in the midst of a tough season, that season won’t last too long. Praise always precedes victory! If you talk to any successful person, they have all had their seasons when things have looked impossible. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

One of the greatest keys to rising in life is perceiving who you are.

You are a unique eternal being with a divinely appointed assignment on this Earth. You are better than you even know. I am praying that God would reveal you to yourself so that you won’t die playing small. You are GIANT Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you.

People are not defeated by circumstances but by the weakness and malnourishment of their spirit, where the real power resides. If I ever need power, I don’t look around me, I look within myself, because I have come to understand who dwells on the inside of me. The Word tells me that out of my belly shall flow rivers of living water.

We aren’t’ called to live natural lives, bound in by natural limitations; but we are called to live out of our spirits. That is how we will overcome in this life.

One of the greatest assets that any person can have is an indomitable spirit – A spirit that will not be conquered and tamed. That’s what you have in Christ!! I am praying that determination will rise up on the inside of you as you face your present challenge, and you tell that situation, “NO! I’m not having it this way! This sickness doesn’t have the power to take me out! Defeat isn’t my portion! I was redeemed from living an insignificant life – I am a king in this life and I rule my world!”

I was just remembering that if I was the kind of person who takes instruction from his circumstances, I would still be in the little town where I was born talking about, “You know what’s its like with people like me…”

If you refuse to accept that something is impossible, a way will always be made for you. Remember that your future is first conceived in your spirit and then your outer life will correspond with the nature of your inner vision.

Take care what voices you allow to  speak and reverberate in your mind.

Whoever and whatever has your ear and keeps your attention will ultimately determine and define your destiny!!

You are only as limited as your fears. There’s a reason many people plateau and its because of what they focus on. The opinions of mediocre people are readily available; but they will stunt your growth and progress. If you determine to seek out the voices of eagles, you will also fly with them.

Your life will rise no higher than your capacity to renew and reaffirm your commitment and dedication to the completion of your God given vision and assignment, and that will only be possible when you pick your companions wisely.

Decide to tame your world and win! You can do it, because Heaven will back you up. It may look sometimes like the enemy is mocking the promise of God over your life; it may feel like you are losing strength and running out of time, but if you will only believe, you will see the glory of God released on your behalf.

 God will fill your life with many, many, many wonderful surprises!! Just as surely as there is an evil day, there are also MANY GOOD DAYS that are promised to us in His Word.

!


1 Comment

Your family can make it!

10-16-14 4

Romans 15:4

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

I wonder if you feel alone in the relationship issues you are facing right now? You have prayed but there seems to be no help from God.

It’s time to look more closely at the men and women in the scripture. Their stories are not just for our learning, but for our comfort and help; so that we can see how their lives turned out and gain hope, strength and encouragement from them.

So many believers read the Bible superficially, and understand everything idealistically. Meanwhile they live their lives in reality and fail to find the connection between their life and what God has written in His Word for us.

But the truth is that the entire Bible is an exposition of the interplay of human relationships.

When you start in the book of Genesis and discover in the first few chapters that God’s perspective is that it is not good for a man to be alone; you have to concede that human beings are built for relationship.

Eve was created as a feminine expression of Adam’s masculinity. They were one flesh, until sin came in to destroy their unity. Straight away they started to point the finger and fail to take responsibility for what they did.

In other words, the spirit of division entered their relationship.

Satan attacked their relational harmony because he wanted to nullify their purpose. he knew that a house divided against itself would fall, and when it seems like your house is in danger of falling, remember that the devil is after something bigger than your money and your personal effects - he is after your purpose in the Earth.

From that moment onwards, every family has been dysfunctional in one way or another. There is no such thing as a family where everything is sound and completely whole, although, of course, there are also degrees of dysfunction.

Sin ruins everything. You might look holy right now, but everyone has a time when their circumstances push them to do things that they never thought they would do.

Imagine how Adam and Eve felt when they had to bury their child, because his brother had murdered him! Yet all they had done was to teach both Cain and Abel to sacrifice to God. One brother desired to please, and ended up the worse off, even though he did nothing wrong; the other was determined to do his own thing, regardless of the consequences. Does that sound like your house?

And then Cain had to continue in life without hiding or checking out, walking among those who knew his issues, since the mark was on his forehead. Shame and embarrassment was his portion. For how many of us is that the case? Earlier in life we made mistakes that brought reproach, and now we still have to face those who know what we did and try to live out our lives with dignity and purpose.

Abraham and Sarah faced the issues of infertility and mutual disappointment. How hard it is when your spouse wants something so desperately from you, but you cannot give it. The pressure that Sarah felt must have been great for her to suggest that her husband sleep with her maid!

Noah was a man with outward notoriety, but a family who were ashamed of him. He spent all his life achieving a great accomplishment, but his relationship with his son was ropey, and after all that glamour and success, he was found lying naked and drunk, and his son was not even willing to cover him.

This is the emptiness of a human being who has focused his efforts on accomplishments at the expense of close relationship. The truth of all of our lives is that we need others to feed our souls. In fact we can tell that you are dealing with some serious issues when you get to the point where you assert categorically that you don’t need other people in your life. It’s time to come back to God and allow Him to heal your broken places.

David was a man whose father never believed in him. When the time came for the prophet to anoint a king, Jesse didn’t even believe that David should be in the line up of possible candidates. Not only that but, while the girls lining the streets celebrated him, his own wife, Michal, despised him. Maybe Bathsheba was a symptom of something deeper in David’s heart that yearned for affirmation.

Joseph was betrayed. His whole family were his enemies. When the time came for him to have the opportunity to avenge himself on them, what should he do? You are tempted to make your enemies pay, but what does that say about your character? It makes you worse than the ones who hurt you originally.

Jacob and Esau were born at loggerheads with one another, and it wasn’t the fault of their parents. But their parents were divided in who they favored because of it.

Abigail was the woman who married a fool, and carried the burden of his folly;  although unlike many women, at least she was aware of it!

These examples and others reveal the traumatic struggles of men and women with real life relational issues.  No test or trial that you go through is uncommon to man. Can it be that the Bible has healing in it for you?

Maybe your issue is not that the doors are closed to the things you want out of life; maybe it is simply that your soul is sick.

Come to a place of realization before God, “There is nothing in my life that you don’t know; and You are the God of my broken places.”

Don’t be intimidated by your own wounds of life. You do not need to run or to hide. God will make something special out of what remains of your life if you will give who you are to Him in all honesty.

You can receive beauty for ashes and double for all your trouble. You will never look back because the blood of Jesus will clean your conscience to where you no longer even remember the shame of your youth.

Even in the face of these things, you can still look forward to many good days!


1 Comment

Will trouble take you out or take you up?

DRM leading worship

Psalm 48:1

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised

When you get into trouble of any kind, the devil will tell you to start complaining. Before you know it, you have a complex: “They never hire people like me.” or “I’m just not young enough to be noticed by a man.”

If you’re not careful, the chip on your shoulder concerning that thing, will become the very reason why it won’t work for you as you wish it would.

It’s a trap! And without realizing it, you walked straight into it.

But don’t panic - there’s a way out.

You’ve got to start thinking of  your life from a different angle. You have to start realizing, “I may not have everything I want, but I am still in the game. To the living there is hope, and God woke me up this morning. He has been good to me! I may have lost some things in life, but I didn’t lose everything. I am blessed!”

You see, there is something about a person who is willing to praise God in the midst of their trouble… They won’t stay in that trouble too long. God always brings praisers out, because He cannot pass over a person who is willing to lift up his voice and honor Him with songs, or shouts of praise.

The fact is, that God is great! He is a great King and He is far above your problem. He isn’t trapped when you’re trapped, and He isn’t sitting in the little chair that you sit in right now. He is mighty and awesome and there is a river of life that flows from His throne.

You may be entirely comfortable when honoring your favorite sports team with a shout when they score, or when applauding a music artist or band with enthusiastic handclapping at a concert; but if you were in trouble, would they come to your aid?

God’s character and ability surpasses that of any human being, however amazing they may be. His nature is ALWAYS to do you good and give you the advantage. He isn’t like anyone else you have ever dealt with. More than anyone or anything else in your life, He is completely WORTHY of your applause, admiration, appreciation and loud approval!

Can you discern His hand in your present situation? He is the one who has kept you, preserved you, helped you, healed you, comforted you and lifted you up. He is the one who speaks tenderly to you about a future and a hope for MANY good days ahead.

Even when the shadow over your life seems too strong even to sense His presence, or to tell what He is doing, if you will decide to lift up your voice and make His praises to be heard, the shadow will have no hold on you. Just like Paul and Silas in the inner dungeon at midnight, deep in trouble and without any discernable sign of relief, the very foundation of the trouble that binds you will be shaken. and the doors of your prison will burst open.

In fact, if you will cast the care of what you are going through onto God, refuse to let the weight of it sit on your spirit, and make praising God your focus, you will have a Jehoshaphat experience.

Jehoshaphat sent the praise team ahead of the army that defended his people.

If you will send forth your praise, even before you call on your natural resources for victory, such as your intelligence, your money and the people you think might help you; you will find out that God is ready to fight your battles for you.

The Lord set an ambush among Jehoshaphat’s enemies and in their confusion they fought one another until they were defeated.

Don’t try to get delivered based on your own righteousness or on your own strength. Show up for the fight – send the application for that job, ask for that favor, but expect God to illumine the path ahead and settle the matter for you, once and for all.

The fact is that your life is not only about yourself. The real conflict in this world is the devil trying to beat up on God by getting to His kids. Let God defeat your enemy, all the while using him to get provisions to you, just like He did for Jehoshaphat.

Every fight can go one of two ways: it can take you out or it can take you up; it can be a crisis or an opportunity. Can you imagine that every lie that they told about you, God can flip it over and use it for your blessing?

Can you imagine that God would even use your trouble to bring something big to pass in the arena of His purposes? And that you will gather the spoils of war to such an extent that your recompense is way beyond what you deserve?

All of these things are accessible to the one who will praise God with wholehearted abandon – like King David who praised so hard that He embarrassed himself.

If you are going to praise, do it with passion. Lift up your arms and dance while you still can. Do something out of character to express to your God that He is worth it. Let your shout be heard and your joy be displayed. Let there be a sense of celebration at your house – Yes! Right in the midst of your pain – so that someone lese will even want the same joy that you have.

Whoever said that the appropriate response to trouble was to cry? Rejoice in the one who gives you glorious victory, and then stand back and WATCH what He will do!


3 Comments

Don’t try and force it!

opening a closed door         Revelation 3:7

These are the words of the Holy One, the True One, He Who has the key of David, Who opens and no one shall shut, Who shuts and no one shall open. I know your [record of] works and what you are doing. See! I have set before you a door wide open which no one is able to shut (Amplified)

As a twenty two year old, God called me to the ministry with this scripture. The amazing thing is that I am still unpacking it and coming to a profound understanding of what God said to me all those years ago!

I am always bemused by people who supposedly “hear’ God speak a directional word to them every week – one Word from God will take a life-time to fulfill.

These are some of the exciting things that God has been revealing to me concerning this one pivotal Word in my life.

The Key of David is the key of power and dominion. In fact it is even greater than dominion; it is the anointing of conquest – the power and ability to win EVERY TIME! When David went to war, He never lost a battle! What was his secret, or his key? It was the attitude of praise and worship that characterized David’s life.

For David, worship wasn’t an event, it was a daily preoccupation. In Psalm 34 it was David who wrote, “I will bless the Lord at all times. His praise shall continually be in my mouth!”

But it wasn’t merely a godly lifestyle, it was THE KEY to His life of victory and conquest over every adversary.

Let’s look at the next part of the verse however: The Key of David is ‘in Jesus’ hands, and it will open some doors once and for all, Other doors will be shut by that same key.

Not every closed door in your life is the devil. God, in His mercy, closes some doors in our faces because they are the wrong doors!

God has a strategy for your blessing, and a path for your maximum effectiveness in His purposes. But living is a challenging experience in that we don’t really know what we are doing, although we are so SURE that we know exactly what we are doing!

Check out Paul’s experience:

In Acts chapter 16, verses 6-10, we read that the Holy Spirit forbade Paul from preaching the Word in certain cities, but then directed him to Macedonia, where a move of God broke out and he was bale ot turn the whole world upside down!

How astonishing! Preaching the Word is always good, but God had a detailed plan for how and where to preach for the greatest impact. If they had concluded that it was the devil trying to stop them from preaching the Word in those cities, they would have missed the divine strategy for their greatest fruitfulness.

Good things in your life can sometimes be the greatest enemy of the best. Some people never reach their full capacity in the Kingdom of God, because they spend their lives opening the door that wasn’t their intended one. They have church all right, but God was never in it. They spend their lives pleasing someone else rather than listening to the to the voice of the Holy Spirit, and following the unfolding call of God on their lives.

Every one of us chooses stuff that we think is exciting and right, but which becomes our undoing. I am so grateful to God that He closed some doors for me and didn’t permit me to take certain opportunities.

Can it be that the relationship that you are trying to force to work right now, is actually not the right one at all? Let God close the door. Everything that God is in the midst of will have an unforced rhythm. There will be a sense that it is right. If you find yourself getting defensive and intense about something, it is a sure sign that you are trying to protect your right to go the wrong way!

Can it be that the very things that you rare crying about today, because they don’t seem to be working out as you wanted, are the very things that God is using to set you on the path to your open door of blessing?

One open door can cancel out the affects of ten closed doors that you previously tried to force open even though God was not in it.

The amazing thing  is this: a door that was shut for you, will be the right door for someone else. There may be nothing wrong with the door at all, it just wasn’t’ your door! Don’t panic: God will never mismanage your life. As you give yourself to Him in in trust and in worship, He will lead you into victory and after victory, blessing after blessing.

 


3 Comments

How to make your husband or wife crazy about you

Rings

Philippians 2:3-4

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to his own interests, but also to the interest of others. (NIV)

In all your attempts to win and maintain the exclusive loyalty of a man or woman, have you ever considered that your greatest power is the ability to demonstrate an irresistible, God kind of love? It’s simple – you look to the interests of another over your own. Fun for you means making life good for the significant other in your life.

This kind of lifestyle flies in the face of humanistic individualism, and the belief that you should fight for your own advantage first in everything.

Where individualism is the foundation of a marriage, the relationship will be contractual. In this environment you don’t yield to the preferences or desires of the other, but you insist that your own needs are met before you will give an inch.

Contractual marriages are cold and distant and are rooted in fear of being taken advantage of by the other. The root cause is an orphan spirit, or the fear of being left destitute.

A covenantal marriage, built on the desire to give the other the first advantage, is only possible when both parties believe the love that God has for them.

As an individual, you have to know without a doubt that God has your back, and that even if you are mistreated, God Himself will stand up for you, because He is your shield and your recompense.

If you will put the needs of your husband or wife before your own, you will light a fire of passion in them for you. It is hard not to be crazy about someone who is so intent on making life good for you!

Every person has their unique list of needs and preferences. You are going to have to study your spouse to really understand what does it for him or her. There is absolutely no point trying to force what is important to you on them, and trying to convince them to be happy with it. This just won’t work!

Here are some things that will help you to identify where to start. Don’t delay!

The nature of a man

  • A man is designed by God to be the driving force of a marriage. He carries the primary responsibility for the direction of the couples’ shared life together.
  • A man needs a strong sense of self worth and confidence in order to lead and yet is prone to terrible insecurities and self doubts. He needs a woman to admire him, build him up and believe in him to maintain a sense of wellbeing. He needs to feel good about the woman standing beside him, and to know that she is 100% for him in spite of his weaknesses.
  • A man would rather be shown respect than affection. He needs to feel that he is significant, valued and important to his wife and family. If he doesn’t feel this he will opt out of the family environment at every opportunity.
  • A man finds it very hard to admit he is wrong and takes failure hard. He needs to know that his wife believes he is up to the challenge of stepping out in life or he will be inclined to play safe and stay in his comfort zone. He doesn’t need to be reminded of his mistakes. He may not seem to be, but he is very aware of them.
  • A man has the potential to be a king or a fool. His wife’s wisdom, love and respect will bring the king out of him and cause the foolish tendencies to diminish and disappear.
  • A man is always afraid that one day people will find out that he is not as good as he appears to be. The comforting backing of an affirming wife makes all the difference to him.

 

The nature of a woman

  • A woman was created to be a helper. She is anointed to bring out whatever help is required at any given time. However, if her husband is not really doing anything that needs her help, she will become frustrated. She is much happier when her man takes the lead and calls on her skills.
  • A woman wants to know, “Am I worth pursuing?” and “Can I hold his attention for the whole of our lives?” She often feels insecure in marriage since a man usually becomes less intense about this after the wedding than when he was dating her. The man must give her consistency in his loving. Her challenge is to continue to give him something to pursue by continually appreciating and developing herself. This will keep the sense of romance fresh.
  • A woman is an incubator. She receives, develops and multiplies whatever she is given. She will turn a man into a king. A wise man will run things past her first and let her incubate the ideas. She will be the wind beneath his wings and the one who completes what he has begun.
  • A woman approaches life from an experiential perspective. Men go through life not feeling a great deal, but she is emotional. Women appreciate things in life that men miss. A man needs his wife’s emotional ability and her intuition to bring colour and life to his otherwise more limited experience of life.
  • A woman who is maximised in her strength is often intimidating to a man. She will be intelligent, intuitive, good looking, deep, articulate, forward thinking, educated, gifted, and anointed and it will take a confident man to handle her. However she isn’t there to compete but rather to compliment the man to whom she is married.

 


8 Comments

Your dreams are the key to your future

9-3-14 14

Genesis 13:14-15

The Lord said to Abram after Lot had left him, Lift up now your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward;  For all the land which you see I will give to you and to your posterity forever.

When Abraham was going through his faith challenge to receive a son via God’s promise, God’s dealings with him took him the full distance to his manifestation.

At this point in his journey we see God doing two significant things in Abraham’s life: He separated him from Lot and gave Him a new vision.

Are you getting ready to go to the next level?

If you are moving forward, certain things and certain people will drop off. You might be crying right now because you were fired from your last job, but maybe you needed to be fired because that little company wasn’t going anywhere and you had to have more room. You felt the prompting to leave, but you chose security and you wouldn’t take the step. Be careful not to choose security over opportunity in case you end up with neither.

If you are growing too big for your current environment, it’s time to get some new friends. Your current friends are talking all about what they don’t have and what is not working. You aren’t ready to fulfil your calling if you aren’t ready to separate in order to make progress. There are certain things you simply can’t see while you are hanging around the wrong crowd.

 Abraham was caught up in conflict with Lot, and eventually the two separated. Immediately afterward, God told him to lift up his eyes; stop focusing on what he had been going through and receive a new vision. He was ready to see something he hadn’t seen before to go further than he’s ever been before. Like Abraham your answer is not in the valley, so stop talking about what is challenging you. It’s time to lift up your eyes.

What are you looking at right now?

God spoke an amazing thing to Abraham in this verse. He told him that as far as his eyes could see, that was how much land had been given to him and his descendants forever.

What an earth shattering statement!

The meant that it wasn’t a predetermined amount of land; nor did it’s boundaries depend on what battles he would have to face to possess it; but the only thing that could limit the inheritance that Abraham was able to receive, was his ability to see it before he dwelt in it.

Your life will go as far as you can see that it could. Whatever is impossible to you in your mind, that is where the boundary for your life is drawn.

People don’t want to let themselves dream, because they are afraid of disappointment; but that is the world’s way of thinking. When the men of the time were planning to build the Tower of Babel, God himself said that there was nothing that could restrain men from building something when they had a clear and focused blueprint.

Your life has to be built in the realm of visions and dreams before anything can be built in the natural plane.  This is just like a house – it is built first of all on paper by an architect, before you see anything materializing at the building site. Once you can see what you believe on the inside, it is only a matter of time before you will see it on the outside. In fact, your life right now is the result of what you saw yesterday.

Wherever you are today, what is it that you desire? What can you imagine for your future? Maybe you can’t imagine yourself living in a mansion. Well don’t worry about it, because if you can’t imagine it, you never will. But if you will dare to set your sights on something beyond the statistical norms for your demographic and level of schooling, you can break out of what people around you would expect for you.

Maybe, like Abraham, you have been hampered by the presence of someone in your life who keeps you thinking small - on the inside you have the desire to be great, but you have never allowed the image to form in your heart. Maybe you are a bold entrepreneur trapped in a little, dead end company, and you need to lift up your eyes and see great possibilities. What you see now is only a stopping point along the way to your wealthy place.

The worst thing you can do in life, is fail to believe God for anything – to fail to dream or to desire anything from Him. To fail to imagine that anything can ever be better than the set of circumstances you see before you now.

What images are paying in your mind? What do you see for your future? Your family? Your career? Your influence? Your health? Your house(s)? If you don’t see yourself as enough, you will always be less than. If you don’t believe you are deserving, you will be shocked when anything good happens to you.

I refuse to take instruction from my circumstances, and instead I let myself dream HUGE dreams about the many good days that God promises in His Word to the believer. Every day I declare that the whole world has been set up to promote the accomplishment of my purpose. Everything is aligning itself right now to make sure that we fulfil our destiny.

How about you?

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 950 other followers