August 6: The Persistent Dream

By Bassey Ekong
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Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Yes! The desires of your heart. You may say, “Wait a minute. Doesn’t God give desires from heaven?” yes, He does. Our desires originate there, but remember that God has placed His desires for you within your heart. He put the plans for your life within you when you were born, and they have never left, and will never leave you. The heart, in this case, means your subconscious mind.

Sometimes His ideas come in multiples. God may put five or six things in your mind that He wants you to do, each one for a different season of your life. Whether He gives you one idea or six ideas, the thought of God is consistent, and they will be present throughout your life. No matter how old you grow, the same thoughts will keep on coming back to you, the desires will never leave you. This is because the will of God for you never changes.

The Bible says, “God’s gift and His call are irrevocable” (Romans 11:29). The specifics of your plans may change as your purpose unfolds, but your purpose is permanent. I have found that people are constantly waiting for God to tell them what to do when it has been given to them already. At times, Christian people look for God’s will everywhere except within themselves.

It’s necessary for them to realize that they don’t receive their purpose after they are born again; they were already given their purposes when they were physically born. You are not saved for the sole purpose of going to heaven; you’re saved to finish your assignment on earth even as you prepare for eternity with Jesus. Note: That persistent dream is goading you to convert your purpose to vision so that others can benefit from what is inside of you with which you came to earth, your gift or talent. What are your dreams and how many are they?

Let’s pray: Father, thank you for placing Your desires within my heart. You save me so that I can complete my assignment on earth; please help me to do this. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s reading: Psalm 70-71; Romans 8:22-29

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