"Your life today is a result of your thinking yesterday. Your life tomorrow will be determined by what you think today" John C. Maxwell
I Read a story this week about Sam Walton, the founder of walmart.
I would call him a visionary. Why?
Because he did not let what others tell him affect his dream.
mr. Walton said "i guess in all my years, what i heard more often than anything was that a town of less than 50,000 population cannot support a discount store for very long."
he never let the opinions of others decide where his vision was headed.
he conceptualized what the world said was impossible because
he believed with unwavering ambition what god had placed in his heart.
Do you have a goal that seems to be so far out of reach that you have quit believing for it?
have you let what others tell you is impossible to affect your thinking and subsequently you aren't relying on god for your next step?
are you so caught up in the mundane day to day tasks that what used to be your "plan for your life" has now turned into a far reaching pipe dream?
I got you--i've been there.
in fact, about every other day i want to give up.
some days it's every other hour. (LOL)
in my life, i had to come to the place where i fell on my face before god, layed it all before him and relinquished control of my life.
i like it.
janet jackson sang about it:
"I'm in Control - Never gonna stop
Control - To get what I want
Control - I like to have a lot
Control - Now I'm all grown up"
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
that whole chorus is a bunch of bull.
here's how my control song chorus would go:
control--i have wanted to stop.
control--i don't always get what i want.
control--when i do get a lot of it and do things my way, i usually mess something up.
and i'm still not all grown up--(just ask my mom, i call her about, well, everything. lol)
Proverbs 2:7-10 says
For the lord has a hidden storehouse of wisdom, he protects and guards you as you choose what is right and then you will discover all that is just, proper and fair. and you will be empowered to make the right decisions as you walk into your destiny--
when wisdom wins your heart and revelation breaks in-true pleasure enters your soul.
i know for me that once i fell on my face before god,
gave him the control, and began to earnestly seek his wisdom,
that is when i made my millions. jk jk just checking to make sure you are still paying attention.
no, truth is some days i still don't know the next step.
i don't know all of the plans.
but i am following god and listening to his voice--how?
by pressing in to his word.
i love to listen to sermon podcasts as i cook.
i love to know that as i am working i can still fill my mind and subsequently my heart with the knowledge of my savior.
in the verse in proverbs above, god says
(and people when god says something, it is a promise),
"i will be empowered to make the right decisions as i walk into my destiny".
so today, change the course of your life and start dreaming again for the great things that god has in store for you--
three simple steps:
turn it all over to god in prayer.
seek his wisdom.
repeat step one and two
**and when you start the next global superstore you could name it rebecca, or just dedicate your autobiography to me**