Living your dream

Thank God is Friday a day of winding down and stock taking of our achievement for the week and to see if we are still on the way in actualising our dreams. I bless the Lord for you. The Lord told Prophet Joel that *“I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.”* (Joel 2:28)
I want to ask this morning, are you living in your past or living in your dream/vision?
So many years ago, God gave me a vision. I did not know the whole vision when I decide to enrol to study animal science at the university of Ibadan against the wish of my dad who wanted me to study medicine. I did not know the whole vision when I left my job at the bank for a less paying job in the early 90s. I did not know the whole vision when my career was briefly truncated in 2000. I did not know the whole vision when my  company that was adjudged to be the best SME all over Africa in 2007 collapsed 4 years after. As at today, I still don’t know because if I had, I am not sure I would have had the faith to handle all the challenges that I have faced along the way.
Just like it happened to me, many of us still don’t know our entire vision God gave us, but one thing I do believe is that God is asking us  to take a step of faith today that far exceeds anything He has asked of us thus far. It is my belief that the vision that God has given us will continue long after our generation is gone but for that to happen we must do the needful, some of which I have written about in the past. Our Lord Jesus had a vision of saving you and I and the whole world, and He never wavered in spite of the obstacles, difficulties, suffering and insults. He remained steadfast in the actualisation of the vision God gave him and today after many generation Jesus is still Lord.
Let me digress a bit to explain something about our behaviour vis-à-vis our vision. Brain imaging has shown that as we age, the center of our cognitive activity tends to shift from the imaginative right side of our brain to the logical left side of our brain, and this tendency presents a grave spiritual danger. This is why at some point in our lives, most of us stop living out of our imagination (future) and start living out of our memory (past); so instead of creating the future, we start repeating the past. Instead of living by faith, we live by logic. Instead of going after our dreams/visions, we stop encircling Jericho.
The cemetery is a haven of dreams and visions because so many people died without actualising them, unfortunately we cannot harvest them. Our date of death is not the date etched on our tombstone but the day we stop dreaming is the day we start dying.
God is still imparting visions today. What is the vision God has given you? Are you ready for the next step? It is never to late no matter your circumstances.
I pray that God will restore to us the years that the locust hath eaten; recession or no recession, famine or no famine, we and our family shall eat in plenty, never lack and be satisfied. We shall praise the name of the LORD our God, who has  dealt and is still dealing  wondrously with us and we shall never be ashamed in Jesus name. Amen
Good morning and have a blessed day.
Written By Dr. Adebayo Odunowo

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