No matter how old or young we may be, we should never let go of our dreams.
We should believe that we can accomplish anything when we have faith,
determination and an unwavering resolve to never give up and never gave
in. We should never believe the lie that our greatness has passed us by
or that the dreams within our hearts could never become a reality. What
we must realize is that our life isn't over until we breathe our last
breath. No matter what our situation may be, no matter our challenges or
struggles, we have the ability to overcome when we believe the simple
truth that our life is significant and can be used to make this world a
better place. (1 Corinthians 1:25-31) (Proverbs 8:6-12)
Too many people today have given up on believing for great things for their
life because they focus on their past mistakes and shortfalls and instead
of looking ahead with hope, they sadly and continually look behind
thinking of what could have been. What they fail to realize is that their
pessimistic outlook is not only keeping them stagnant in this present
time, but it is also stealing their future. They haven't looked past
their past and focused more on their future and because of this, every
hope and dream that was once so evident is now rarely thought upon.
(Exodus 15:26-27) (2 Corinthians 9:6-8)
What I want you to realize is that it's not too late if you are in a
similar situation. Every desire within your heart can be realized, but
you must believe it for yourself. You must stand up with God and say “Yes
I will try again, I will put in the effort, I will not waver, become
discouraged or give up when tough times come my way.” You must have a
backbone of steel and the resolve of a diamond to reach the heights of
Victory that God has for you. (Isaiah 43:18-20)
Don't go to your grave with your dreams still inside of you! I heard a
preacher once say “If you want to visit the wealthiest place on earth go
to any graveyard. That is where you will find dreams, gifts, abilities and
talents that were never realized or fulfilled.” Don't let that be you!
Don't die with so much still inside of you. Be determined. Be steadfast.
Be unwavering. Do all that you can to bring the greatness that is within
you to fruition. When you do you will be proud that you didn't give up or
waver in your faith.
I want you to know that God loves you and wishes for you to be great in
life and to bring to pass every dream and desire that is within your
heart. (Ezekiel 36:26-28)
I hope this message inspires and challenges you to believe in yourself
again and know that a new beginning is always possible with God.
DREAMS ARE RENEWABLE
Are you too old to get married? Several years ago, Jim Gorringe, 99, and
Dinah Leach, 84, wedded at the St. James Rest Home in Christchurch, New
Zealand. Both had been previously married and great, great grandchildren
attended the ceremony.
Just before the wedding, the groom quipped, “We won't be having children.”
I wonder if this is the same older couple who stopped by a pharmacy a
couple months before their wedding. They told the pharmacist they wanted
to get married. "Do you sell heart medication?" they asked. He said that
of course they do.
“Then how about medicine for circulation?”
The druggist replied, “All kinds.”
“Do you have drugs for rheumatism, arthritis, memory problems and scoliosis?”
The pharmacist assured them that they had a wide array of medicines for
all of those problems and more.
“And you sell wheelchairs, walkers and canes?”
“Absolutely,” said the druggist. “Whatever you need.”
They looked at each other and smiled. “Great!” the bride-to-be said. “We'd
like to register here for our wedding gifts.”
You have to admire their enthusiasm. They may have old memories - that is
a gift of age. But they also have young hopes.
Author and television personality Hugh Downs reported some good news for
seniors. He said that when older adults are properly motivated, their
intelligence does not wane. In fact, the ability to organize thinking may
actually increase as folks age. Many people in their 50's, 60's and even
70's can go through college with greater efficiency than at 18.
Adults over 70 years of age have contributed richly and in varied ways.
- Emmanuel Kant wrote his finest philosophical works at age 74.
- Verdi at 80 produced “Falstaff” and at 85, “Ave Maria.”
- Goethe was 80 when he completed “Faust.”
- Tennyson was 80 when he wrote “Crossing the Bar.”
- Michelangelo completed what may have been his greatest work at age 87.
- At age 90, Justice Holmes was still writing brilliant American Supreme
And then there's George Dawson. George learned to read at age 98. (He was
forced to quit school when he was a small child in order to help support
his family.) “I got tired of writing my name with an 'X,'” he said. Four
years later, at age 102, he co-authored his autobiography, Life Is So
Good, published by Random House.
Dreams are renewable. They need not expire like an over-due library book.
No matter our age, we can breathe new life into old dreams. In fact, we
have to renew our dreams, or else they will wither away altogether.
I don't want to spend my life so busy looking back that I lose interest in
what lies ahead. As I age, I will have old memories. But I also want a few
After all, dreams are renewable.
By Steve Goodier
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 20:6-9 “Now know I that the LORD saveth His anointed; He will hear
him from His Holy Heaven with the saving strength of His right hand. Some
trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of
the LORD our God. They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and
stand upright. Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.”
James 1:2-5 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers
temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire,
wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth
to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
Psalm 23:1-4 “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to
lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He
restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His
name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they
Psalm 37:23-26 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and He
delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the LORD upholdeth him with His hand. I have been young, and now am
old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging
bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.”
Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun
a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: THE PROMISE
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Today's Selected Testimony: GOD WILL NEVER LEAVE OUR SIDE
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry