Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dream like a gold medalist!

As I watched the USA women's gymnastic team take the gold tonight, I couldn't help but tear up and be so proud of these young girls. What a HUGE accomplishment at such a young age. I wonder how long these girls have been dreaming of this moment?

Probably since a very young age.

To become a gold medalist, one can only imagine the hard work and training that brought them to this moment. No doubt, sometime along the way, thoughts of discouragement and giving up probably crossed their mind. But obviously, to make it all the way to London, something or someone pushed these girls to pursue their dream.

Have you ever had such an incredible dream of wanting to be something, or doing something really great and inspiring? But somewhere along the way you backed away from it. Perhaps you thought, "I could never do that!" Many times we do not see what God sees.When we lack self confidence, God sees strength and endurance. If only we could see what He sees, if only we could see that it is God that is pushing us thru, encouraging us to go all the way!

Moses did not see what God saw! Moses lacked having a good self-image. He did not see himself as a gold medalist. Probably because he had made such a terrible mistake earlier in his life, that he ended up spending 40 years in the wilderness. Moses had a dream. He often dreamed of delivering Gods people. But it appeared that dream was dead, for he was nothing but a failure.

God did not see things that way! He did not see Moses the same way Moses saw himself. When God approached Moses in the wilderness, He never asked what kind of winning record he had. In fact, God never even mentioned his shady past, He just told him to go to Pharaoh and tell him to let His people go!

Moses, reluctant because of his own self doubt, wondered what difference he could possibly make...

"And Moses said unto God, Who am I that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? and He said, 'Certainly I will be with you.'" EXODUS 3:11,12

It really didn't matter who Moses was but rather, Who was with him!

You may not be dreaming of being on a USA team or competing for a gold medal, but whatever your dream may be, the enemy will try hard to trip you up and trick you in believing that you are not good enough. But that is not at all what God sees.

You may not have a past full of wins. You may not even have a long list of credentials.But you don't need any of these things as long as God is with you. With God, you are already a winner!

Do you have a dream? Ask God to help push you as you pursue it and with Him at your side, you will be able to go for the gold!