Pursue It

Several years ago I heard the Lord impress on my heart to write a book on the Efficacy of Christ's Blood. I started and took a long break after a while. I knew I was supposed to work consistently on it and finish writing but life took its toll. I got so busy and let my dream go fallow. I got into graduate school with its attendant sleepless nights of study.  I worked and took care of my children and didn't find time to complete my project. Twenty-four hours was no longer enough for all my activities. I knew it was taking too long but I made excuses for not pursuing my vision. All my excuses were genuine.

I know most of us have been in situations like mine and many are still procrastinating on their dreams, pushing them down the road while waiting for a perfect time to get them accomplished.
Many of us have projects on our wish list and on the new year's resolution list that we probably haven't looked at or mapped out strategies for. We must create time and focus on what God has called us to do and not just wish or hope for it. Time, they say waits for no one, and time lost cannot be easily recovered.

Scripture tells us in Philippines 2:13, "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do his great pleasure". God works in us those desires according to His word and it is time for us to run the race set before us and accomplish that which Christ has placed in our hearts. According to the English writer Edward Young, "procrastination is the thief of time". Anyone who puts things off continually achieves little. 

We must create time and focus on what God has called us to do and not just wish or hope for it. 

If God has placed a thought in your heart, pursue it with all diligence, and with God's help, it will come to pass. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

Proverbs 16:3 also reminds us to "Commit to the Lord whatsoever you do and he will establish your plans".  Sometimes that dream might look too big to pursue or we probably don't know where to start  and some, we just don't have time to give attention to. Create time and pursue those dreams. 

According to Habakkuk 2:2, "....write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it" 

The first step is to write down your dream and vision, break it into steps, and strategically run with it. There will always be reasons to procrastinate and those reasons might sound very genuine too but be diligent and work towards your dream. PURSUE IT! A wise man once said if you don't work on your dream/vision, you will help someone else build theirs. It is never too late to pursue that dream, it is never too late to build on your thoughts and visions. It always seems impossible until it is done.

Be confident of this that He who began a good work in you will carry it to completion. Commit your ways to God; with Him on your side, your plans will succeed!

Together in His Vineyard,

Chichi Onoriobe.