Dreaming or planning?

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” James 1:2-6

What has God called you to do?

You don’t start with the endurance to see it through; you choose to develop endurance when trials come. We can’t just live the life we’re called to—it takes practice, character and endurance.

How is your endurance and character toward your vision? Are you just dreaming or are you planning and taking steps towards reaching it?

Planning is the test for how much you believe what God spoke to you.

Your dream may seem crazy. People may ask, “Why do you need to do that?” (Think about what Noah went through he first decided to follow God’s plan for His life…)

We often get stuck on “Does God have a plan me?” The real test is “Do we have the character and endurance to see His plans through?”

When God opens the door for us to do what He’s called us to do, we need to be as ready as we can be.

So the challenges for this week were these:

1) Make it plain: Write down the vision God’s given you for your life. Talk to someone close about it.

2) Make a plan: What steps can you take now? Make practical the dreams you’ve been holding distant.

–TD

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