I’m convinced that everyone on the planet has a dream to be somebody or even to make a significant impact on others. The sad truth is, most people quit when they reach a tough spot then throw their shattered dream into the garbage. Listen up! We have an invisible enemy who can make us think that our most valuable dream is so impossible that we give up on it. But, be encouraged and dare to dream big. Hold on to your dream. Be stubborn and refuse to quit! When it seems like the enemy has defeated you, pick yourself up, square your shoulders, lift up your head, dress your face with a smile, inoculate your mind with the Word of God and say, “Yes I can do it!” Then start trucking. You will be amazed at the success that will come to you.
The following is attributed to “Gentleman Jim” Corbett, who held the heavyweight boxing title for five years at the end of the 19th century. “Fight one more round. When your feet are so tired that you have to shuffle back to the center of the ring, fight one more round. When your arms are so tired that you can hardly lift your hands to come on guard, fight one more round. When your nose is bleeding and your eyes are black and you are so tired that you wish your opponent would crack you on the jaw and put you to sleep, fight one more round—remembering that the man who fights one more round is never whipped.”
A dream becomes a reality because we want it to. A dream becomes a reality because we dare to keep pushing forward. In spite of what some teach, things do not just evolve. We have to have a dream, believe in that dream, develop that dream then put that dream to work.
We don’t have electric lights because of evolution. We have power to our homes because a man had a dream, believed in his dream then with much work developed that dream. Thomas Edison set out to invent the first electric light bulb. He saw it first in his head then he worked tirelessly to create it. Hundreds of times he failed and I’m sure that same invisible enemy that harasses you told him to quit: “It’s useless! It won’t work! You’re wasting your time!” But every time Edison failed he kept on trucking because deep down inside he knew that his dream would become a reality. Dreams are rather easy, but developing them takes faith, work, patience, and determination.
Most people know that Abraham Lincoln was a president of the U.S.A., but what they don’t know is he had less than three years of formal education, he failed in business in 1831, was defeated for the legislature in 1832, again failed in business in 1833, was elected to the legislature in 1834, defeated for speaker in 1838, defeated for elector in 1840, defeated for Congress in 1843, elected to Congress in 1846 and defeated in 1848. He was defeated for Senate in 1855, defeated for the Vice Presidential nomination in 1856, defeated for the Senate in 1858. He kept on dreaming and trucking. Joy is a Christian church in West Sacramento, CA. For more info and service times you can visit us online. www.JoyChristianMinistries.com
Pastor J.C. Myers, III
Pastor J.C. founded Joy Christian Ministries in 1992. He was Sr. Pastor at Joy Christian Ministries in West Sacramento, California from 1992-2016. He was succeeded by his 2nd son, Pastor Brandon Myers who had been under his father's ministry and teaching for 39 years.