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Living With The Dream Thief

President Theodore Roosevelt once said:

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

Joyce Meyer had this thought:

“A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.”

Norman Vincent Peale wrote:

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

We all have dreams. We all have a desire to be successful. No one sets out in life to be the poster-child for mediocrity. So who is the real “dream thief”? After all, in Philippians, Paul says…

Bible“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

So why don’t we?

John tells us in I John that…

“He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”

So why don’t we live in victory?

Maybe it is because sometimes we allow our own mindset to hold us back. Sometimes — as the saying goes — “WE are our own worst enemy.” We diligently battle the enemy of our souls, but then turn around and speak things into existence out of fear or low self-esteem, forgetting that the power of the tongue is as much a force to be reckoned with as the greatest enemy we may face. Actually, sometimes, they are one and the same.

King Solomon understood this when he said in Proverbs:

“The tongue has the power of life and death.”

So, the next time you feel the urge to speak negatively about your current situation, do this:



Speak a blessing instead.

Pastor Ron

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Learning To Fly

When he was 18 years old, Will was injured in during a game of hockey.

Wilbur WrightAlthough his injuries were not serious, depression crept in and Will became withdrawn, declining entry into an ivy-league school, and living mostly housebound. A few years later, when his younger brother (a high-school dropout) started a printing company, Will shook off the chains of his depression and joined his brother in his new business.

Sometimes we allow the smallest things to deter us from the life that God has for us. We allow our dreams to die because of the lies of an enemy who says we aren’t good enough. But God says that His plans for us are to prosper us… to give us hope, and a future (see Jeremiah 29:11).

Wright FlightWill (or as he was better known, Wilbur) joined his brother Orville in becoming successful businessmen and inventors. While no one remembers Will the hockey player, no one can deny the contribution the Wright Brothers made to the world with the invention of the fixed-wing airplane.