Topic: Don’t Let Others Limit Your Dreams [Joel and Victoria Osteen’s Devotional 17 August 2019]
“For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect?” – Romans 3:3, NKJV
Have the opinions of other people caused you to stop pursuing your dreams? There will always be critics and naysayers in life. It’s not what’s said about you that affects your life, but what you say and believe about yourself.
One of the most important things you can learn is that other people don’t have to believe in you in order for your dreams to come to pass. Other people don’t set the limits for your life—you do. In Romans 3:3, the apostle Paul is saying, “It doesn’t matter if other people don’t believe. Their unbelief is not going to keep me from believing in my dreams.” When God puts a promise in your heart, it’s not up to other people to bring it to pass, it’s up to you! You don’t need everyone to approve you, affirm you or validate you. You have to follow the voice of God for yourself and allow Him to order your steps.
Remember, God sees the hidden treasures inside you. He wants to bring those treasures out and make your dreams a reality! As you get rid of old, defeated thoughts and replace them with what God says about you, you will remove the limits and live the abundant life God has in store for you!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Heavenly Father, thank You for another day to see Your goodness in my life. Today, I take off the limits and embrace the dreams You’ve placed in my heart. Empower me by Your Spirit to fulfill Your plan for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.
From Joel Osteen Ministries.