This is placed on my web page to share with those I love so dearly and I believe you will be blessed by this from Joel Osteen. Everyone of you be encouraged today and always. Pastor Barnes. Give me a holler in the comments.
Don’t quit dreaming. Keep the vision in front of you. A friend of mine was in an accident where both of his knees were crushed. The doctor told him he would be fortunate to walk, but he would certainly never run or play sports again. My friend was so disappointed. After being in the hospital for over three months, the first thing he did when he was discharged was join a health club. He took a step of faith.
The fact is, he couldn’t go to the club for over a year. He was too weak, but he made up his mind he was not going to sit back and plan on staying in that wheelchair; he was making plans to be up walking again. That was more than five years ago, and today that young man can outrun me. He defied the odds. What happened? He started making plans to rise up out of that injury. He could have easily let the doctor’s negative words sink in, convincing him to give up and settle for mediocrity. Instead, he believed God and began making plans to be well.
Maybe you’ve had some negative things happen to you or some negative comments spoken over you. Don’t allow those negatives to take root. Keep believing for good things. And remember, faith is always in the now. Get up every morning saying, “Father, I thank You that right now You are working in my life. I thank You that right now I’m getting better. Right now things are changing in my favor.”
Stay in the now; faith is always in the present.
This devotional was taken from Joel Osteen’s book, “Daily Readings from Become a Better You”.
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