What does God have to say about having Dreams and Goals?

What does God have to say about having Dreams and Goals?  A lot!!!!!

God Himself has Dreams and Goals for us.  Sometimes we start looking at our hurts, and lack instead of what God has planned for you.  We have to believe He wants big things for us before we can believe for those big things for ourselves.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

How do we know What God has to say about having Dreams and Goals?  We have to search out His words.  We have to stay in prayer and seek the things God has for us.

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

The great things He has for us will only be added to us when we are putting Him and His ways before our own.

 

What do you do when you don’t know exactly where He wants you or what He wants you doing?  You do the last thing you know He told you to do.  You step out in Faith and then you listen for His direction step by step for your Dreams and Goals….

Genesis 12:1-3 ESV

Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Abram had no idea what was next for him.  He kept wanting God to show him the entire lay out of the plan.  God wanted Abram to trust Him for the directions one step at a time.  So just like Abram when God tells you what to do even if that first step is just to SEEK HIM then you go and you do as He has told you.  The rest will follow.  Many times God directed Abram to go and he obeyed and was blessed abundantly.

 

There are times in our lives that no one from the outside can advice us or teach us what to do.  The people around you  may not understand exactly what it is God has called you to do.  You need to remember you have the GREAT TEACHER LIVING RIGHT INSIDE YOU!!!


1 John 2:27 ESV

But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.

This is not to say that we cant have help from those God placed in outlives.  Just make sure their advice aligns up with what God is saying to you and that they are not Dream Thieves.  Joseph’s own brothers were dream thieves.

What does God say about those lost years, or finances or hopes and dreams?  He says He is in the restoration business….

 Joel 2:25 ESV

I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you.

Start thanking God for restoring your hopes and Dreams.  Ask Him to help you be a goal setter and not to live a  life regretted.

 

So What does God say about Dreams and Goals?

We now know that He has lots to say and it now depends upon us to LISTEN!!!

 

Dreaming Above and Beyond

Cassie Gilman

Three Dream Thieves That Need Destroyed In Your Life!!

Three Dream Thieves That Need Destroyed In Your Life!!

  1. Fear:  Fear is one of the top Dream Killers that I believe we deal with on a daily basis.  We have fear of failure.  We have fear of comparison .  We even have fear of success.  So how do I deal with this fear you ask?  Well first of all you acknowledge the fear.  Once you have taken that step then it is time to deal with the fear.

    2 Timothy 1:7

    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.(NKJV)  Fear is a real thing but it is an emotion.  Emotions can be changed, they can be dealt with and they can even be used to propel you forward.  You have acknowledged your fear to yourself, now talk to God about that fear.  Build yourself up in His promises.  He has some great ones like Jeremiah 29:11 that says He has great plans for you plans to prosper you and not to EVER HARM YOU..  Write down exactly what your fears are and then if they are from lack of knowledge you know you can research and learn about your dream and kill that dream thief.  If it is fear of success, ask yourself what it is that you feel you might lose if you are successful.  Make a list, then on the other side of that list write down what you will gain if you are successful.  If it is fear of failure then remember that failure is only when one stops trying to succeed. We should never compare ourselves to anyone else.  So this fear here we need to find out who we are designed to be and walk in His image for us.  Then you Rock what you got and Brand your own Brand…Do not ever try to be anyone but you in your dreams and in your everyday life.  

    2 Corinthians 10:12 

    Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.

     

  2. Exhausted:  It takes a lot of energy; mentally, physically, and spiritually to keep your dreams on the move.  Sometimes we want to just give up.  We think that sounds easier.  Let me tell you regret drains you way more than pushing forward.  It is very important that we take time to rest our minds.  Find something that has nothing to do with your dreams or work and learn to enjoy and let your mind just relax.  Read a book, go to a coffee house and just sip coffee and watch people.  Whatever you do take that time to not think about your goals, needs or failures of the past.  Just BE!!!  Exercise and eating correctly go a long way with your physical energy.  Find what works for you even if it is walking to your mail box everyday.  Eat high energy low carb foods and just make one healthy choice a day till you are making lots of healthy choices.  When it comes to our spiritual walk we have to take time or the other areas will never make up the difference.  The strength we gain from God is what it is all about.  He is the Dream Giver and He is the ONE who will sustain the  dream.

    Galatians 6:9

    New King James Version

    And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. (NKJV)

    Philippians 4:13

    New King James Version

    13 I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me.(NKJV)

     

  3. The Company that you keep:  Who are you hanging out with?  What are they speaking into your life?  Did you know that Joseph shared his dreams with his brothers and they despised him for it?  They threw him in a pit to die and then decided to make a profit from him and sold him into slavery.  Be real careful who you share your dreams with!!! Some will despise you for it and some will even try to profit from your dreams and manipulate it to fit their design not God’s.
    Proverbs 12:26                                                                                                                                          One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

So today I have talked to you about the Three Dream Thieves That Need To Be Destroyed In Your Life!!

I hope you take time to meditate on each of these areas.  Look up these scriptures and ask God to make this blog personal to you and to show you what areas you are in fear.  Ask Him to show you a way to be energized in your life. Take a survey of your company your keeping.  If you are not pulling them up, or they are not pulling you up then it is time to give em up…

 

Above and Beyond

Dreaming God Sized Dreams

Cassandra Gilman

Three Tips to Keep your Dreams moving Forward

When we have Dreams it takes  more than Hope and wishful thinking.  Each day there is something you can be doing towards making your Dream a Reality.  In today’s blog I am going to give you Three tips to keep your Dreams moving forward.

1.  Write the Dream or Dreams down.  Either start you a file on your computer, type into your notes on iPad, or good old fashion pen and paper.  Keep this somewhere you are reminded of it everyday.

Habakkuk 2:2

New King James Version (NKJV)
The Just Live by Faith

2 Then the Lord answered me and said:

“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.

 

2.  Get to work.  Ask yourself each day what can I do today towards my Dreams?  You can pray over them for sure!  But what else can you DO?  Maybe researching the subject or product of your Dream and gaining much needed knowledge.  Networking with others living your Dream today.  Ask God to show you what steps to take.

Psalm 37:23
King James Version (KJV)
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

 

Just do something because doing nothing is not moving forward it’s standing still.

James 2:17

New King James Version (NKJV)
17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

 

3.  Change your way of thinking!!!  If you don’t SEE yourself living your Dreams today you won’t live your Dreams tomorrow.

Keep out the negative thoughts about yourself and your Dreams.

Keep your Dreams close and be careful who you share them with. Joseph shared his with his own brothers and ended up in a well.

It’s important what voices and thoughts we are allowing to effect our thinking.

Proverbs 23:7 says as a man thinks in his heart so it is.

 

So today I challenge you to focus on these Three Tips to Keep Your Dreams Moving Forward and watch as you grow in leaps and bounds towards your Dreams.

 

1. Write it down

2.  Get to work

3.  Change your way of thinking

 

Dreaming Above and Beyond Eph 3:20

Cassie Gilman

 

Dream Catcher Ephesians 3:20

I’m so excited!!! This is my first blog in the Dream Catching website. This website is part of the Dream Catcher Ephesians 3:20 in my life. Ephesians 3:20 is my favorite memory verse. It says GOD CAN DO ANYTHING YOU KNOW! FAR ABOVE AND BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS AND IMAGINATIONS.

My Dream is to help others dreams come true. I want to do that with friendship, mentoring, leadership development, social media and promoting others anyway I can.

I hope you join me in this journey and continue to be a part of this awesome vision and carry it out in your life as well.

Above and Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

Dream Catcher Ephesians 3:20

Dreaming God size dreams,
Cassie Gilman

Dream Catcher 3:20 Inspiring others to catch their dream and run with it! IF YOU CAN CATCH IT YOU CAN DO IT!!