I have two inspirational videos to encourage you today. The first video is a voice over of Howard Schultz (CEO of Starbucks) talking about Dreaming Big and learning to ignore the naysayers in your life. No matter what endeavor you may have placed in your heart to pursue, always focus on the goal and do not look at that which is behind you. Do not tune your ears to the wrong frequency of the naysayers of your life. Always fix your eyes on Jesus, always press forward towards the goal you have in your life and learn to ignore the voices of unbelief that try to discourage you from pursuing purpose. Align yourself with people that share the same vision that you have for your life and discard those that cannot work together with you in agreement with the same goal in mind. Sift through your friends, your current associations, your partnerships, including your family members (you didn’t see that one coming now did ya! lol 😀 ) that do not share the same vision for your life. This is a very important thing for you to do if you seek to be successful in your life.
You cannot allow yourself to be yoked with unbelief in any fashion or form. The true power of unbelief is so strong that it is enough to:
- Halt your destiny rather than take you to it;
- It is strong enough to keep you captive to fear rather than moving with courage;
- It limits your true potential rather than igniting it;
- It hinders true progress in your life by placing barriers and limits to discourage you from moving forward;
- It steers you away from people that could potentially be your destiny helpers by isolating you from others with a negative thought pattern and processing of information;
- It keeps you in a cycle of insanity (doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result) rather than moving with rationale;
- It causes you to define yourself by your failures rather than overcome them (John 16:33);
- It traps you in a realm of vain imagination rather than focusing on the goals that you have for your life (2 Corinthians 10:5);
- It kills your spirit rather than builds it;
- It causes you to be deactivated rather than pro-activated;
- It de-motivates you into a place running on complacency, rather than causing you to be motivated into running to a place of action;
- It keeps you away from your God-given promise(s) and causes you to wonder about a desert in a circle for 40 years, always in want, since you will always be in lack and never arriving at your final destination (think of Moses and the children of Israel that were supposed to enter the promised land) (Numbers 32:13);
- It continues to keep you being disobedient to the voice of the Holy Spirit rather than being obedient and heeding to the voice of the Holy Spirit by obeying instruction to obtain the promises of God for your life (Deuteronomy 11:13; Deuteronomy 11:27; Deuteronomy 12:28; Deuteronomy 15:5; Luke 17:6);
- It keeps you being a skeptic rather than being a believer (Hebrews 11:1);
- It keeps you circling in the realm of doubt rather than pressing forward in faith;
- It keeps you in the realm of defeat rather than realizing you are an overcomer through Christ Jesus (John 16:33);
- It causes you to focus solely on your weaknesses rather than on your God-given abilities or your potential to succeed (Ephesians 6:10);
- It leads you to a place of depression rather than a place of optimism;
- It feeds your flesh and starves your spirit (John 14:26 );
- It leads you to focus on works only rather than “faith with works” (James 2:14-20);
- It causes you to miss the mark (sin) rather than remaining in right-standing with God;
- It puffs up your pride and ego thinking you can do it alone when humility causes you to acknowledge that you really do need God to help you move forward (James 4:10);
- It disables you rather than enables you;
- It distracts you rather than refocuses you;
- It destabilizes you rather than stabilizing you;
- It conforms you to the patterns of this world rather than it transforming you by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2);
- It destroys you rather than heals you;
- It causes you to fear rather than to run on the fuel of faith (2 Timothy 1:7);
- It weakens you rather than strengthens you;
- It tells you to rely on yourself rather than believing and trusting God for your breakthroughs;
- It causes you to focus on you solely through (self-sufficiency) rather than focusing on and depending on what God can do for you;
- It steers you in the wrong direction whereas God can direct your path if you heed to His instruction (Proverbs 3:5-6);
- It causes you to meditate on relying on vain imaginations rather than yielding to the power of God that can satisfy the desires of your heart (2 Corinthians 10:5; Psalm 145:16);
- It causes you to feel rather crazy (filled with fear) rather than being a person operating with a sound mind filled with courage (Psalm 31:24; 2 Timothy 1:7; Ephesians 6:10);
- It kills your spirit rather than healing, feeding and rebuilding it;
- It causes you to feel weak even though God says you are strong (Joel 3:10);
- It leads you to poverty rather than to pursue health and prosperity;
- It causes you to wonder from the faith piercing yourself with many sorrows (1 Timothy 5:15; 1 Timothy 6:10);
- It causes you to sink in fear relying on what you can tangibly see rather than walking by faith;
- It causes you to focus on your limitations rather than your God-given potentials and possibilities (Matthew 19:26; Mark 9:23; Mark 10:27; Mark 14:36);
- It causes you to be blinded to the truth (believing in lies) rather than seeing clearly through Revelation (Deuteronomy 29:29);
- It causes you to magnify your problems rather than exploring solutions;
- It causes you to believe you can be self-sufficient without God when it is God that can satisfy the desires of your heart (Psalm 145:16);
- It causes you to focus on vain imaginations rather than the revealed Word of God through revelation (2 Corinthians 10:5);
- It causes you to hinder your spiritual growth by causing you to focus on satisfying your fleshy needs rather than grooming your spirit to become more sensitive to the heart of God;
- It causes you to seek the World first rather than seeking first the Kingdom of God through Salvation, and all the things that you have need of will be added onto you if you just simply believe in Jesus Christ as Your Lord and Saviour (Matthew 6:33); and the list goes on and on…
UNBELIEF is so powerful, that many great women and men of God fall because of it. That is why we must hold fast to our faith and remember what the Word of God says in the following scriptures:
[ Be Loyal to the Faith ] Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.
Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?
If two can’t walk together accept they be agreed, then get rid of the people in your life that strive against you and always seem to promote strife through various disagreements that you may have with them. You haven’t got the time to waste with people that work hard to be against you. Rather, seek to align yourself with like-minded individuals that are genuinely for you and want to see you succeed. Such people will not flatter you with sweet nothings in your ear all day long and will tend to be brutally honest with you when giving you sound advice. They are the types of people that boost your moral character rather than furthering to boost your ego. Such people know the meaning of hard work, sacrifice, perseverance and determination. Align yourself with such people and you will surely succeed in this life.
Pressing Toward the Goal
12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
The last inspirational video is a short inspiring speech by Martin Luther King regarding our life’s blueprint. The Bible scripture that comes to mind when listening to this speech is this:
Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
The legacy that you want to leave behind will be determined by the philosophy of life that you lead. Like I always say: “What you believe in, is what you’ll ultimately become”, so reflect on what it is that you want to become today and remember that whatever you place your faith in, will ultimately become your reality.
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you.
I pray that these inspirational videos inspire you , encourage you and bless your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 😀