HOW CHANGING YOUR DREAMS CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE (pt. 2)
I continue from where I stopped yesterday. Indeed, I believe that if you change your dreams, your world will change. This yet from my book, YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR WORLD! You will need to read the entire book. It will be a life-changing read for you. Here we go:
Thoughts, Dreams and Pictures
I dare you to dream great dreams, and think great thoughts. If you think great thoughts, you will have a great life. But if you think poor thoughts and dream cheap dreams that is what you will get too. It works both ways.
Therefore I charge you, “keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.”3
Be careful the kind of pictures you feed into your inner mind. Learn how to positively distract yourself from the negative, depressing or unhealthy circumstances that surround you. Focus instead on your pictures of the future – your dreams. Invest in pictures – positive, beautiful, inspiring pictures of your desired future.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward (man) is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding (and) eternal weight of glory, WHILE WE DO NOT LOOK AT THE THINGS WHICH ARE SEEN, BUT AT THE THINGS WHICH ARE NOT SEEN. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NKJV)
The reason we do not get discouraged is because our inward (that “man” is italicized because it was not in the original language) – our pictures of the future – is being renewed daily. So we are not depressed by the negative circumstances as long as we focus on the dream, not the affliction.
Your dreams (those unseen things) are eternal – because they came out of the eternal God who planted eternity in your heart4 – and they have the power to outweigh, obliterate and ultimately overcome the unpalatable details of your present estate.
Your life today is a product of yesterday’s dream. And your life will tomorrow be a product of today’s dream. So, don’t limit yourself. Do not shortchange your destiny by dreaming little dreams. Begin to dream up a glorious future for yourself.