1- Quit believing that the results of your dream are a direct reflection of your adequacy or anointing. The results aren’t meant to be a measuring rod for your performance. Give God and others credit and appreciation where credit is due. Let any shortcomings serve as testimonies for lessons learned and discoveries made in your crazy and wonderful process.
2- Quit believing that you need to have everything in place before you let others in on what you are doing. Personally, I wanted to have every practical detail in place before I shared the news of my conference & ministry. Then, I realized that people can benefit just as much from my learning process and my journey leading up to the final destination!
3- Quit believing that you (and others) need to know every last detail about how it will all come together in the end. You don’t owe people a data-backed, method-proven, fact-checked analysis with all the details about how you and God are going to pull this thing off!
(I read and believe an Old Testament where practically everything those people knew about Jesus and His coming was based on prophesies, visions, and dreams- not tangible evidence. They didn’t have all the details about how their Savior would save… but they were still expected to believe it would happen anyway!)
4- Quit trying to do it all yourself. Find the strength that it takes to be served. Don’t try to live beyond needing help. To allow others to offer their strengths is to allow them to feel competent, needed, and ultimately- blessed too!
5- Quit trying to “do” when it is time to rest. Intentionally give yourself time to take breaks and disconnect. When it’s time to relax, quit carrying the weight of work or the weight of guilt for not working. Remember, resting recharges you. Therefore, doing and resting are equally important to achieving your goals!
6- Quit trying to fulfill your dream just to prove to your critics that you can. Haters will hate. People with critical spirits will find something to criticize. Striving to please unpleasable people will only leave you endlessly striving.
7- Quit putting all the pressure on yourself. Let God carry the burden of making everything fall into place. (Matt. 11:28-30)
8- _______________________… Comment below with your best advice or something helpful you’ve learned about living out a God-given dream. Can’t wait to hear from you!!!
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