“You don’t have to hit a home run the first time, but you’ll never hit a home run if you don’t learn to swing.” ~ Dr. Farrah Gray
God has placed a dream in your heart. Whether it’s to write a book, start a business, answer a calling, create an invention, etc. And most importantly you want to fulfill this dream. Unfortunately, there’s a devil that exists who doesn’t want to see that happen. Satan’s not going to roll out the red carpet for you just because God gave you a dream. He’s going to do everything he can to stop you. But don’t fret, because you have God and He’s on your side. And He’s given you everything you need to fulfill your dream. So trust God, and prepare yourself for the battle.
One of the most dangerous weapons that will come against your dream is procrastination. The word “procrastinate” means to be slow or late about doing something that should be done. It also means to put off intentionally and habitually. The reason procrastination is one of your biggest enemies is because it’s a hidden fear. Procrastination is when fear sneaks in. It’s when you’re afraid, but don’t know that you’re afraid. Procrastination pretends to be on your side, but it constantly gives you wrong advice. It feeds you excuses for why you shouldn’t move forward. It keeps you stagnant. It keeps your eyes on the dream, but it keeps your feet on the ground. Procrastination paralyzes you, and justifies it with excuses. Procrastination is when fear goes undercover. It’s a spy for fear.
So as a result, you’ll talk about your dream, but you’ll procrastinate when it comes to taking action. You’ll make excuses for not getting started. You won’t abort the dream, but you’ll sit it on the shelf collecting dust. Read this carefully, “Don’t stop at the start!” What do I mean by that? Many of you never start on your dream because of a hidden fear.
Fear of failure.
Fear of rejection.
Fear of making mistakes.
Fear of looking foolish.
You just need to start. start small, START BIG – Just Start!
“While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.”
~ Henry C. Link
When it comes to your dream, you need to take bold action. Sure, fear will show up, but don’t let that stop you. Do it anyway!
“When fear attacks you, you need to go ahead and do whatever God is telling you to do anyway. You may do it with your knees knocking or your palms sweating, but do it anyway.” ~ Joyce Meyer
In all honesty, you should have started that business a long time ago. You should have at least started writing on that book. You can start preparing for the promotion now! Stop waiting for the perfect moment. Jim Stovall once said, “Don’t wait for all the lights to be green before you leave the house.”
“If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” `Ecclesiastes 11:4 TLB
If God put a dream in your heart, you must pursue it. You must take bold action. That’s the only way to make your dream come true. Let’s go!
BILLIE MILLER “The Motivational Minister” is a Bible teacher, speaker, and a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author. This article was inspired by his bestselling book “Life in Righteousness: The Word is Your Life” and “30 Days of Righteousness: The Word is Your Life Action Plan”. Thousands of lives have been changed through Billie’s powerful teachings. For more information please visit www.BillieMiller.com. Follow Billie on twitter (@BillieMiller7) and on facebook (BillieMillerPage).