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PURSUE IT!


Typically, my goals for the new year are written out 2 - 3 weeks prior to the closing of the present year. Like most people, these goals usually entail the important areas of my life ... children, marriage, health, finance, spiritual growth, and ambition. However, I found myself on January 1, 2021 at 6 a.m. in my office submerged in my planner with stickers, pens, colored markers, and a laptop sprawled across my desk, as I intently transferred my goals from thought to paper.


As I jotted down goals, dates, and events I quickly realized how soon we’d be looking up and it will be the month of March. My quickly filled calendar confirmed this fact. It was a sober reminder that there is no time for hesitation nor doubt. If God has given you a desire, idea, or dream you must believe and pursue; lest you waist valuable, quickly evaporating time. And underutilized time has a way of dampening and casting doubt on dreams.


In the Bible, there was a nobleman whose son was gravely ill. He heard Jesus was in town, so He ran out to meet him. There was no evidence that he’d ever met Jesus before, yet he asked Him to come to his home and heal his son. Jesus simple reply was, “go back home, your son is healed” and the nobleman believed Him without question. And guess what ... when he arrived home, the child was whole. I wondered what would have had happened if the nobleman questioned Jesus decision to heal His son from afar, verses going to the nobleman’s house like he requested. Undoubtedly, time would have been wasted with dialogue, and in this case, time was of the essence because the son was at the point of death. I believe we should trust God’s inspired/spoken words to us just like the nobleman did... without question and with complete trust. Our unwavering faith pleases God and will put us closer to realizing our dreams and God’s promises. Remember, time waits for no man ... once you get the word then pursue!

When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. John 4:47 NKJV


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