Welcome to #KingdomManner on #InspireAfricaProject! There are people who will try to talk you out of your dream. They will tell you that you are crazy and that it can’t be done. There will be those who will laugh at you and try to bring you down to their level. In fact, some people will go all out to make sure they discourage you from pursuing your dream because they believe you will be more popular than them.
Dream abortionists are not necessarily bad people, it’s just that they love the comfort zone, and they will do anything possible to stop others from leaving the comfort zone. Peter was not a bad person, but he tried to stop Jesus from fulfilling His assignment. In fact, he was ready to fight those who came to arrest Jesus. But he forgot that his action would have aborted the redemption of mankind. No wonder Jesus said to Peter; “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.” Mathew 16:23. This powerful story will change your life.
“When Monty Roberts was in the high school, his teacher gave the class the assignment to write about what they wanted to do when they grew up. Monty wrote that he wanted to own 200-acre ranch and raise Thoroughbred racehorses.
His teacher gave him an F and explained that the grade reflected that he deemed his dream unrealistic. No boy who was living in a camper on the back of a pickup truck ever be able to amass enough money to buy a ranch, purchase breeding stock, and pay the necessary salaries for ranch hands. When he offered Monty the chance of rewriting his paper for a higher grade, Monty told him, “You keep the F; I’m keeping my dream.”
Today Monty’s 154-acre Flag Is Up Farm in Solvang, California, raises Thoroughbred racehorses and trains hundreds of horse trainers in more humane way to “join up” with and train horses.” What do you think would have happened if Monty agreed to do what his teacher said? His dream would have died a natural death.
Anytime dream is aborted, two people are involved. The first person is that individual who consistently told you that your dream was too high. He told you that you’re either mad or you’re daydreaming. The second person is you. It is the duty of dream abortionist to dissuade you from chasing your dreams, but it is your duty to resist them just like Monty Roberts did. Unfortunately, many people are too afraid to resist dream abortionist. They are afraid to loose their friends or whoever is stopping them from chasing after their dreams.
In my book, Fulfilling Your Destiny, I said that there are six kinds of friends.
1. Mourners. These set of people are gifted in pity-party. They are experts in helping people to abandon their enviable destinies and dreams. Whenever you’re depressed just pray these mourners do not come around. If they do, they will help you to become depressed the rest of your life. Mourners are dangerous to your dream.
2. Extinguishers. These are the ones who put out the fire in you. They show you that they are interested in your dream in order to kill it. They are experts in killing people’s passion and enthusiasm. Their job is to extinguish the flame of your enthusiasm and cripple your dream. They usually say things like, “take things easy,” “don’t try that new idea because it won’t fly,” “relax, enjoy yourself a little, and continue tomorrow.”
3. Relinquishers. The people in this category are called fair-weather friends. They are professional pretenders. These kind of friends flock around you when the going is smooth and profitable in order to share the spotlight with you. These people will go to any length to make people know that you’re their man. But the moment the challenges of life pay you a special visit, they will quickly relinquish you. In fact they will tell others that they knew you would become a failure, but they were trying to see if they could manage you for sometime. Run away from relinquishers today.
4. Distinguishers. These are the kind of friends that can do anything to help you succeed in life. They are strengtheners. They are destiny helpers. They are true friends. Distinguishers will always make you look special all the time. Distinguishers are dream boasters! Look for distinguishers today. Kindly order for the book and read the rest. ( Call Godwin on 07032681154).
Israelmore Ayivor said, “A good friend will help you to discover the potentials you haven’t uncovered. A bad friend will help you to cover up the potentials you have already recovered. Make your choice.” Jaha Knight opined, “Your dreams and goals are bigger than small minded people or the fears that they harbor. Don’t let their ocean of fear trap you in the undertow.” Wisdom is profitable to direct. Welcome to the week of uncommon testimonies!
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