Are You Selling Your Dream?
In the movie Up in the Air, actor George Clooney is hired by a major corporation to handle big lay-offs. His job is to fire people. In one scene when he’s about to fire an ageing middle manager, he notices on the man’s CV that he’d been trained as a French chef. As the man expresses despair over losing his job, Clooney reminds him of his original dream and asks him this soul-searching question: ‘Back when you started, how much did it take to buy you away from your dream?’
At that pivotal moment the middle manager thought back to the time he decided to settle for a steady pay packet in exchange for what he really wanted to do with his life.
Are you doing that?
the day you were born God had a track for you to run on and an assignment for you to fulfil.
So the question you must ask yourself is this: ‘Is the difficult situation I’m in right now a God-given opportunity for me to go back and fulfil the dream God gave me in the first place?’
Looking back on the most painful chapter in his life, when he was betrayed by his family, Joseph said, ‘You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good.’ His greatest loss led Joseph to the fulfillment of the dream God gave him in the beginning.
Is that your story too?
Are you realizing that you’ve settled for second best, and now God’s giving you a second chance; a chance to do the thing He put you in the world to do?
‘You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good…’ Genesis 50:20 NIV
ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY
Psalm 139; Lamentations 3:25; 2 Chronicles 15:2, 7; 16:9; Hebrews 11:6
o lord, you have searched me & known me! You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book! Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed! I awake & I am still with you! The lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. If you seek him he will be found by you! But if you forsake him, he will forsake you! But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work will be rewarded! For the eyes of the lord run to & fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him! For he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him!
Every day of your life was written before you ever live even one of them! Wow! That is amazing! God longs for each of your days to read; My child sought My face & found Me! He longs for your obedience & love seek Him today & you will be amazed! Never delay!