If you struggle with knowing your purpose in this life, you must watch it. I was so encouraged.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes;
“You need to be around people who make deposits and not just withdraws into your destiny.”
“You can’t let go of what is behind you until you lay hold of what’s in front of you.”
“You may not fit your dream perfectly, so take baby steps and resist fear.”
This last one hit deep. I’ve met a lot of women over the last ten years of speaking, and I’ve heard many of them express this dream, this deep desire, that doesn’t match the life they currently have. How can this dream come about if it doesn’t look any thing like their current reality? When Bishop TD Jakes said this, I felt a huge sense of relief that my life doesn’t have to fit my dream perfectly today. I just need to keep taking baby steps until it reaches its fullness.
And then Bishop Jakes said “Don’t let people put a period where God puts a comma.” How many times have you felt limited by your family, friends, all well intending people, who have you summed up. That’s Me Ra. Period. That’s all of who she is. Nothing more, nothing less. Anyone know what I’m talking about? They claim to know all of you, and inside you know there is so much more that wants to come out. Over the years, I’ve had to make painful choices about where I spend my time and who I share my dreams with.
My dreams are beyond the limits of my current circumstances. And to share that dream with someone, I’ve got to find someone who has limitless belief. Who do you know that has limitless belief? And if you find yourself not knowing anyone, pray that you will meet someone. I believe you will. I believe that there is someone else out there, not far away, who is needing another friend who believes in limitless dreams.
Anyone hear me?
What is a dream if it doesn’t rise above the here and now, unfolding a greater vision into what could be?