This is Day 22 of the Write 31 Days Challenge. To get caught up from Day 1, click here.
A dream is a goal just big enough to need God’s help in fulfilling it. The thrill of life is partnering with God, allowing Him to supercharge you to accomplish the dreams He gives you.
1. Define your dream. What’s in your heart? What do you want to do or be?
2. Pray ten minutes a day for your dream. Does it line up with God’s peace and plan for you? If it doesn’t, go back to step 1.
3. Activate the dream through picturing the end result. This gives life to it.
4. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you the first step. What can you do right now to move toward your dream?
5. Take that step, and the next, and the next.
Excerpt from “Your Dream is Within Reach,” by Sharon published October 16, 2015.
This is Day 21 of the Write 31 Days Challenge. To get caught up from Day 1, click here.
Negative thoughts will come to you. Continuing to think these negative thoughts stirs up negative emotions that attract more negative thoughts.
This creates a huge negative snowball that may seem very real and true to you.
If you accept these thoughts as true, you subconsciously behave under the assumption that they are true. Your actions bring responses from others that complete the cycle by appearing to provide evidence that they are indeed true. This has been called a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Break the cycle. Stop negative thoughts.
Ask God for help.
Ask Him to reveal lies.
Ask Him to reveal truth.
Declare the truth.
He created you! You are unique. He has a plan! No one else can fulfill it but you. You alone fill your shoes. Walk out your destiny.
If you want to reach your destination, you must stay on the road and continue moving forward.
Knowing where you want to go is paramount to getting there.
Once that has been established, simply get in the car and go. Be sure you have gas in your car, and then press on the gas pedal. As you continue moving steadily toward your destination, you will eventually arrive.
There are many places we want to go from our current location. We may have a whole list of destinations:
Restoration of relationship
Closer relationship to God
You can set a destination for the next hour. You can set destinations for the future. Our thoughts and words are the gas in our tank. We move forward moment by moment. Our thoughts and words lock in our destination exactly like a GPS on a car. The Holy Spirit will guide us through our spirit on the best route to get there. Before you know it, you will clearly hear, “You have arrived at your destination.”
This is Day 18 of the Write 31 Days Challenge. To get caught up from Day 1, click here.
A negative stronghold or mindset which produces negative emotions comes from a deeply rooted wrong belief. These may have come to us from experiences and words spoken to us as young children, or they may have come to us later in life.
To win over this, we must first learn to question the thoughts that come to us.
“That might not be true.”
If it doesn’t uplift you, encourage you and bring you hope, seriously consider putting it in the box with other lies you discover. The last thing you want is a negative belief trying to take up residence in your mind. Your beliefs determine the life you live.
Our goal is to get rid of all limiting and fearful beliefs and accept God’s bright promises for our lives as the foundation for all of our beliefs.
This is Day 17 of the Write 31 Days Challenge. To get caught up from Day 1, click here.
One foot in front of the other. . .That’s right. One step. . .then another. . .then another.
It’s only a hundred words. You can’t think of anything powerful to write, yet you must. You must keep on. You must complete the challenge.
You’ve learned the importance of identifying a lie, yet you hear one and you forget for a moment, then you remember, and you shine light on it.
You’ve been finding truth, although it seems faint and far away, yet you move closer.
You say the truth out loud, and again, and again and again. You don’t see it yet, you wonder. . .will I ever?
And you put one foot in front of the other. You speak one word after the other, and then you see it.
It’s a process. Day by day. One step. One word.
“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein
“Imagination is a tool whereby we cooperate with Him (God) to participate in His divine nature and fulfill our God-given purpose.” Shana Schuttle
Using your imagination to fulfill God’s purpose in your life is one of the most amazing blessings we have as children of God.
Imagination allows you to take the limits off.
Anything is possible in your imagination.
God uses your imagination to show you what is possible with Him.
Use your imagination to picture the things you cannot yet believe.
Use your imagination to see the end result.
Use your imagination to solve problems.
Use your imagination to see anything in the future you desire.
You can imagine a successful meeting, a positive response, a restored relationship, a problem solved, a “better” you.
By yielding your imagination to Him, you cooperate with Him to fulfill His will on the earth.
Your imagination opens the door to what is possible!
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This is Day 14 of the Write 31 Days Challenge. To get caught up from Day 1, click here.
“In other words, we are to think on purpose. Think, speak, declare, and imagine on purpose until it becomes a part of who you are. As we think, speak, declare and imagine “whatever is of good report,” we will begin to experience what we are declaring without conscious effort. The goal is for our actions to come from the spirit of our mind (Ephesians 4:23).”
Here’s how this looks in real life:
Take the right thought.
Declare it out loud when you are by yourself.
Imagine what life looks like when this thought is reality.
By thinking, speaking, declaring, and imagining an idea, your mind is renewed to that idea.
This can take a little time or longer, depending on how readily your mind is transformed to accepting the idea as truth.
Then without conscious effort, you will experience that truth in your life.
This is Day 13 of the Write 31 Days Challenge. To get caught up from Day 1, click here.
What to do when you feel like giving up?
Remember it’s a process.
Things will change; you will change as your beliefs change.
The limiting, fearful beliefs will be broken up, cast down, and destroyed.
We have authority. We can say these beliefs are broken up, cast down, and destroyed.
Sometimes we need to say, “I release you, limiting belief!” “I release you fearful belief. I break your power over me!”
We can tell our mind what to think!
“I will succeed. I am a leader. God is giving me great ideas. I am becoming all that God wants me to be! God will use me to help others!”
Don’t give up!
Declaring truth leads to victorious living.
This is Day 12 of the Write 31 Days Challenge. To get caught up from Day 1, click here.
If you hear this, “You’ll never make it. There’s no way out,” you don’t have to look far to find the truth. Isaiah 43:19 tells you God will make a way where there seems to be no way.
If you hear, “No one cares about you,” you will find in I Peter 5:7, the truth that God cares about you!
If you hear the lie, “Bad things are going to happen,” look up Romans 8:28 to clearly see that everything works for your good!
When you recognize a lie, always look for the truth. It’s as close as the Word of God.
This is Day 11 of the Write 31 Days Challenge. To get caught up from Day 1, click here.
Truth or Lies?
You will never make it.
No one cares about you.
Bad things are going to happen.
You will run out of money.
You are worthless.
No one listens to you.
God will not answer your prayers.
There is no way out.
No one reads or cares about your blog.
How do you recognize a lie?
Is it something you would say to someone you’re trying to help?
Is it something that God would say to you?
Does it give you hope?
Does it have the sound of life to it?
Does it come from a Voice of Love?
If you answer “no” to any of these questions, you have uncovered a lie.
Find the truth in His word. Allow only the truth to stay in your mind.
Your mind will be renewed.
You will see your life transformed into God’s best for you.
Post note: Writing only 100 words on a subject is more challenging than I anticipated. It’s a process, and I’m counting success for writing the shortest posts I’ve ever written. Any suggestions?