Dreams, Obstacles and Michael Jordan

by: David Krstevski

"Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4

Dreams. Have you ever had a dream? Now, I’m not talking about some dream you’ve had while you were sleeping and barely remember. What I’m talking about is a dream that constantly stirs within the embers of your heart; a calling. Martin Luther had a dream, and he reformed the Catholic Church. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, and now all brothers live together as one. What is your dream?

Did you know that you have been blessed with all the ability you need in order to accomplish that very thing God has called you to do? Don’t limit yourself. God would not have placed that dream in your heart if He hadn't already blessed you with everything you need to fulfill it. Did you know Albert Einstein’s childhood peers thought he was mentally retarded? Oprah Winfrey was fired from her anchoring position because she was apparently not meant to be on television. And even Michael Jordan, yes Michael Jordan, was cut from the basketball team in high school. And look what happened, their dreams were REAL on the inside, the desire and motivation won out.

People may be telling you, "You can’t do this, you can’t do that, you’re not able, who do you think you are?" Let me tell you who you are. You are fearfully and wonderfully made; you are blessed, loved and accepted. You are royalty, sons and daughters of a King. And you mean something to this world and you have something to offer and bless the world with. In Ephesians 1:4 it says that God chose us out of love before he even laid the foundations of the WORLD. How exciting is that?!

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The biggest obstacle in life is self. Don’t stand in the way of your success. The reason there’s a passion within you means that that thing is ready to explode. You just gotta be willing to let it out!

The devil is called to steal, kill and destroy, and he is a liar; don’t listen to him. If someone says you’re not smart enough or you’re dumb or you’re not pretty enough, why would you believe them? Think about it ... where did they get that from? There is not legitimacy to their claims on your life. And besides, the people who have the most garbage to say about you almost always know the least about you.

YOUR LIFE has already been spoken for! From the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, God created you for a reason. Your existence is found in Christ. Now, I’m not saying that the road you will travel on is going to be easy. But you miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take. How many shots do you think Michael Jordan missed and yet is admired as one of the best to play the game of basketball? Yes, the road in life will have a few twists and turns, but God is your strength, your personal bravery and your invincible army. He will help you to move and walk, not to stand still in terror but to walk and make progress in areas you couldn't have dreamed of (Habakkuk 3:19).

You know all those things that you've wanted to do since you were a kid? You should go out and do them!