Where Did Your Dream Come From?

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Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.

-Og Mandino-

Some people live their life doing their thing, day in and day out, perfectly content with how things are and not looking to change, or even wonder if there could be something better or different out there.

Then there are those who feel restless, looking for something that they know or intuit to be out there waiting for them. They seek, they search, they ask, how?  There’s a verse in the Bible that says, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you. Another verse says God gives us the desires of our hearts.

Could it be that God doesn’t provide us with the outcome of that desire in our heart but the actual desire itself? If so, who then is responsible for giving us the physical manifestation of this God-given desire?

Could it be that the responsibility falls squarely on our shoulders?

If we have buried our desire, then we will never realize our desire. But, if we act upon that desire and believe with steadfast determination, how can we fail to achieve the physical manifestation of our God-given desire?  I will caution those whose desire is another human being that isn’t giving you the time of day,  achieving our dreams is one thing, manipulating another person into being or doing anything other than what they desire is futile. 

I don’t believe that your desire is going to be made real and tangible only because you feel said desire.  No, you must act on it without hesitation and a deep belief that you can make that desire real.  I believe that our actions are analogous to knocking and seeking as we read in the verse above.

It’s time to take hold of your dreams and desires, dust them off and begin taking action before your dreams and desires disappear into the recesses of your mind, never to be heard from again.

One last story from the Bible. There were three men who each received bags of silver from their master.  One of them went out, took action, and doubled the five bags that he received.  The other invested and also doubled his three bags. The last servant, who received only one bag of silver, did nothing with it.  The master told him that at the very least, he should have invested it so that he could receive the interest. The master was very upset and took his one bag of silver and divided it between the first two servants.

Each servant received a gift, but only two took action. One servant saw little value in his one lone bag of silver.  The account above ends by telling us that if we don’t do something with what is given to us, we will lose it.  But if we will act on what is presented to us we will increase it.

Which servant are you and what will you do with your God-Given desires?

Tino Hernandez



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