So here I am at the end of this road and ready to turn onto the next one. This 21 day journey has taught me much. Let’s review some of these lessons:
Day 1- The greatest tragedy in life is that our prayers go unanswered because they went unasked. -Mark Batterson
Day 2-These are the days when we will all be called to rise up not in fear but in faith.
Day 3-I am realizing I haven’t given up on my dreams. I am just afraid to pay the price and wind up failing anyway.
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: The fear of failure.” -Paul Coelho
Day 4- The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes. Tony Blair
Day 5-“If we seek answers we may never find them but if we seek God the answers will find us.” Pastor Brad Hackett
Day 6-I’m beginning to think God’s as much in these distractions as HE is in the devotion. Somehow I am being challenged to walk in contentment and peace even in the place of constant disturbance.
Day 7-I am coming to see that problems become possibilities in the light of God’s promises. My Jerichos are not issues they are opportunities God is going to use to fulfill the passions of my heart!
Day 8- be praying for more divine interruptions and the heart to recognize them when they come.
Day 9- every opportunity opens one door and closes another.
Day 10-My take away from the day is that the work which lies ahead is going to take careful preparation in order to execute. I am not going to be able to waltz into God’s next level of ministry by accident. I am back to the words God gave me a year ago….SLOW- CONSTANT- INTENTIONAL
Day 11-I will need to call forth help and entrust myself to godly men and women to help me accomplish much of my call
Day 12- I believe that God gave the dreams to be fulfilled at exactly this time and any future events in the world are not hindrances to my dreams they are only contexts in which they are to be fulfilled. My dreams and all future events in my life and the world will work together for good!
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”
― Shel Silverstein
Day 13-“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.”
― T.F. Hodge
Day 14-It’s interesting that sometimes seeing your dreams realized means letting them go.
Day 15-As I take this spiritual journey I am seeing that prayer is the crossroads where my weakness meets with God’s ability. It is at this place called prayer where I can get off the road of failure and join the way of success.
Day 16-Part of praying in faith is behaving in belief…that is acting like I expect God to answer to my prayers.
Day 17-Prayers don’t always come to pass over night and while they are supernatural in scope they aren’t magic.
Day 19-“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
― Søren Kierkegaard
Day 20-If God’s people cannot dream into the days ahead who can?
Which of these lessons spoke most to you?
Oh a publisher called me last night….:)