When You Want to Give Up on Your Dream

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Of course, we shouldn’t interpret all dreams and visions as direct messages from God, but we must understand that He does speak to us in this way. We shouldn’t discount anything the Holy Spirit says to us. We have such limited time on earth, and every breath counts. Our desire must be to follow as God leads us.

Careers take a lot of work, and many times a person will give up on dreams because the work and commitment are much more than expected. These people abandon the pursuit of the dream when they have to give up too much in the process of preparation. I love what Thomas Edison said: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

You may feel the calling to be an astronaut or a lawyer. You may feel the calling to be a medical missionary or government official. You may feel your family and children are your calling. Whatever it is—your calling—stay true to what God puts in your heart. Nothing is impossible. Whatever you are destined to do, God has equipped you—or will equip you—to do it. Pull up your sleeves, put on your best tennis shoes and take off running. Press and press until you produce results.

Liz Gwyn, author of Amazing Stories of Life After Death, received her MSN in 2009 from Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. A gifted speaker, Liz has close to 20 years in professional and lay ministry. She excels in communicating the Word of God to eager listeners but has a heart to reach the lost. With a degree in nursing, she also understands the deep emotional pain many endure—spiritually and physically.

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