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This devotional comes out of one woman’s story entitled “I Have a Dream.” To read her compelling story  go to this link.

Psalm 25:3:  No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame…

As we focus our eyes on God, leaning on Him for our source of significance and help, we face times of doubt.  Are we really hearing God’s voice of direction?  Is this really what my priority should be?  In these moments we should meditate on the character of God and find comfort.

God is not a Mighty Being playing cat and mouse with humanity.  He wants us to find true success in Him.  If we are heading in the wrong direction, as a good Father He will lovingly guide us back into the right path.  We can place our hope in Him with complete confidence knowing that as we humbly listen and follow His voice, we will never be put to shame in His eyes.  Does this mean everything will be easy?  No, but as we follow His plan, everything will be right.


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This devotional comes out of one woman’s story entitled “I Have a Dream.” To read her compelling story  go to this link.

Psalms 25:9:  He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His ways.
Lord, I come humbly before you today asking you to guide me, to teach me.  Your ways are perfection.  Your plans for me are right and good.   Thank you for promising to direct me in the ways I should go.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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This devotional comes out of one woman’s story entitled “I Have a Dream.” To read her compelling story  go to this link.

Psalms 145:17: The Lord is righteous in all His ways and loving toward all He has made.

We pursue our goals and dreams with passion, but sometimes we get so caught up in the pursuit we lose track of our purpose.  Maybe we don’t really intend to be self focused and ignore God’s plan. We simply don’t take the time to stop and consider whether our direction is also God’s direction.  In moments of clarity, it is good to know that God is perfect and He cares for us deeply.  His actions towards us are always loving.  Take a moment today to stop and consider the direction you are going.  Place yourself in God’s hands confident that His ways are loving and right!


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This devotional comes out of one woman’s story entitled “I Have a Dream.” To read her compelling story  go to this link.

Matthew 10:29-31:  Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?  Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.  And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Sometimes we buy into a terrible lie that we are worthless and not of significance to anyone, let alone God.  This passage, a quote from Jesus Christ, encourages us to instead listen to Truth.  God created us, He cares for us so deeply that He even knows the number of hairs on our head.  We are of great worth to Him.  Embrace your significance in Christ Jesus today and turn your back on the lies of the evil one.

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This devotional comes out of one woman’s story entitled “I Have a Dream.” To read her compelling story  go to this link.

Rev 3: 5-  Those who overcome will also be dressed in white. I will never erase their names from the Book of Life. I will speak of them by name to my Father and his angels.

There comes a time when we have to decide within ourselves where we will look for significance.  Will we turn to significance found in this world, seeing our name on the corner office door, or with lots of letters following it, or with a new title?  Or will our significance come from a  relationship with Jesus Christ who promises to speak aloud our name to the Father Himself and the angelic beings in heaven?

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August 28, 1963, delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King JR stated boldly:  “I Have a Dream.”

What about you, do you have a dream? I did. As a young adult coming out of a painful set of circumstances, I dreamt of climbing straight to the top of the ladder of success. My aim was for acquiring an impressive position and prominent title. The kind you see displayed on engraved nameplates and tailored suits.

While in pursuit of this dream, I received many awards and recognition which led me to believe that my source of significance and worth were based on what I could do or achieve.  I’m certain I would still be reaching for the next rung, regardless of the negative consequences on my health or family, had God’s word not penetrated my heart.

As I began to study my bible for the first time in many years I saw that I was created for a purpose.  That my life had meaning because of what God says not because of what a title or position implies.  The dream I was chasing after was more of an attempt to rise above past hurts than it was to accomplish great things. The more time I spent searching the scriptures the less time I  needed to be seen in my white lab coat adorned with my “faculty” name tag.  His unconditional love caused me to recognize that I am significant because I am created in His image.  This new way of thinking led me to release my grip on the ladder, walk away from my position, and surrender my dream for His will.

I’ll admit that there are still times when I struggle with “what could’ve been.” When that happens I turn to Revelation 3:5 where Jesus reminds me that while my name may not be engraved with an impressive title, it will forever remain in the book of life and there is no other place I’d rather be recognized.

How about you? Where do you find your sense of worth? Where do you dream of seeing your name?

Rev 3: 5-  Those who overcome will also be dressed in white. I will never erase their names from the Book of Life. I will speak of them by name to my Father and his angels.

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