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Living your dreams and overcoming obstacles

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Living your dreams and overcoming obstacles

  1. 1. Living your dreams and Overcoming Obstacles
  2. 2. Philippians 4:6-7 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
  3. 3. Mark 9:23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
  4. 4. What is a dream? Dream- a condition or achievement that is longed for; an aspiration.
  5. 5. Are Dreams and Goals the same? Dream- a condition or achievement that is longed for; an aspiration. Goal- The final purpose or aim; the end to which a design tends, or which a person aims to reach or attain.
  6. 6. Obstacles We Must Overcome Nick Vujicic once said “Regardless of the circumstances that we are born into or face there is no limit to what we can achieve.”
  7. 7. 1. Unbelief
  9. 9. Doctors and scientists said it was impossible Man could not run a mile in less than 4 minutes! He would die in foolish attempt. It was an impossible Dream.
  10. 10. Our bone structure was wrong, we had inadequate lung power, our heart could not take the strain.
  11. 11. 25 years old Roger Bannister wasn`t listening.
  12. 12. May 6 1954 at Oxford University in England To achieve the impossible dream
  13. 13. At the end of the race the stop watches held a different view. The result were announced ‘Result of one mile…time, 3 minute…’
  14. 14. Roger Bannister blazed across the finish line, In a time of 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds. The Impossible Dream was now an event for the history books, Considered one of the greatest feast in the sport history.
  15. 15. 46 days after Roger Bannister breakthrough , The record was broken again by a different runner . By the end of 1957, 16 runners had achieved the impossible.
  16. 16. Runners They simply began to believe Running a mile in less than four minutes was not only possible It had been achieved!
  17. 17. To date , 955 runners had achieved the impossible dream
  18. 18. Many of life’s barriers and obstacles come from within We create limits for ourselves But once those barriers are broken, We realise the biggest barriers are our belief
  19. 19. What beliefs are keeping you from achieving your dreams ? Don’t accept them .don’t listen to the voice of doubt, If you do this you too can achieve IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS!
  20. 20. Mark 9:23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
  21. 21. 2. Fear 3 types of fear in pursuing your dreams
  22. 22. A. FEAR OF FAILURE Peter F. Drucker said, “In every success story, you find someone who has made a courageous decision.” Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” 1 Chronicles 22:13 – Follow God’s commands and He will give you success; do not be afraid.
  23. 23. B.FEAR OF SUCCESS Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
  24. 24. C. FEAR OF PEOPLE Proverbs 29:5 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.
  25. 25. 3. Lack of Focus Lacking direction is like driving in your car to an unfamiliar destination without a map or GPS. You are in motion, but not getting to where you need to be. You have an idea where you need to go, but a lack of focused directions will cause you to only waste gas and time.
  26. 26. Tony Robbins said, “Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.”
  27. 27. 4. DEVIL Satan is the destroyer of dreams. Don’t let Satan get a foothold into your dreams because of disobedience. John 8:44 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
  28. 28. LIVING YOUR DREAMS 1. The Power of a Heart and Mouth Connection
  29. 29. Mark 11:23 23 “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.
  30. 30. 2. ALIGN WITH GOD’S WORD Ephesians 1:11 11 In him we were also chosen,[a] having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,
  31. 31. 3. SURRENDER TO GOD’S PURPOSE JEREMIAH 18:6 6 He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.
  32. 32. 4. AGREE YOUR THOUGHT TO GOD Job 21 “Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you.
  33. 33. CONCLUSION: For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. Jeremiah 29:11