Hallos my people, wishing you all a very happy new month. This week on the Saying yes to your dreams blog series, I would be sharing with you one of the most outstanding principles I have used in my life on my journey to saying YES to God's dreams for me.
You know when as a little girl, you have dreams of being a great person and doing something worthwhile with your life. As a child, I remember always dreaming big and I had this picture of being a business woman and coming home with a suitcase and entering the kitchen to cook and my hubby and kids embracing me...having all the nice things that makes life comfortable.
Fast forward to today, over time, I have realized that most of the things I now have or I am doing, not all though, were things I had seen in my Spirit or I had imagined consciously and consistently thought about. What you think about, you bring about and how you think about your life is very important as it determines to a large extent who you eventually become. I have proof from the word of God, "As a man thinks in his heart so is he' Proverbs 23:7 . I believe God gives us permission to imagine and create the kind of lives we want to live with our mind. Maybe not all would come to pass but if it's line with His will for your life, It would surely come to pass. But what you do when you use your imagination is that you are exposed to the beauty of possibilities of an amazing life. You place a demand on God to do exceedingly beyond what you have thought or imagined and you receive the gift of a life well lived.
The possibility of your dreams ever happening, starts with your thoughts and overtime it has an effect on your life which produces result. As you think (see with your mind) so you are. It's up to you to retrace your thoughts and consistently imagine the life you want to live, the places you want to go, the legacy you want to leave behind, how you want to contribute to lives and God's kingdom. Focus on what you want in your life, not what you don't want. The more you imagine, the higher the chances of it coming to realization. Of course, there is more that you should do but this is your starting point.
I have always wanted to go to Business School and have held this thought for a really long time. Few years back, I got into University of Reading for my Masters and didn't realize that my dream had come to pass. As I attended my first class for the session, I realized that I walked into a building that had Henley Business School written on it. I was like wow! is this really happening...I had walked into my dreams without even realizing it. I think when I got back to my house later on, I held a praise party.
Okay, another instance. I always wanted to know more about the retail industry and work in a fast moving and consumer goods company. My desire was to get a job in GSK or Unilever, but I got a job in a real estate finance company and after few months, I was transferred into another division of the company which happen to be involved in selling and distributing for our parent company in Poland, an FMCG company. Few months after enjoying myself at work, learning about the business; one day, while I was meditating, I realized this dream of mine had come to pass and that I was unconsciously living this dream and I didn't know because it didn't come in the direct way I had expected. As I write this in my office, lovely place with a nice ambiance, I cannot but thank God that He has been too good to me and I am grateful for the gift of the ability to think and create the life of my dreams according to His will, against all odds.
You too, can say yes to the life of your dreams by imagining the life God wants you to live, using your mind and creative powers just like God did when He created the heaven and the earth and brought form to the earth through His imagination. Hold those thoughts, hold those dreams, they are coming to pass. Don't give up on God's dreams for you, even if it's taking longer than expected. Vive tu sueño.
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Onyinye Etoniru is an author, lover of God and entrepreneur. She teaches life and home management from God's perspective. True Lessons With Onyinye is a mixture of true inspiration, true stories and true lessons on #WealthMatters #LifeMatters #SoulMatters #BusinessMatters #HomeMatters.
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