I have often thought about the stuff dreams are made of .
Of course , apart from things like a foundation , an innate passion and a resilience to stand up against all odds to make it happen , what else is there ?
Are we missing out on something here?
Stuff dreams are made of ..
To sum it all up , I came up with a quote inspired by Brian Houston , though this is my rendition of it
” Sow to Succeed , and Succeed to Serve ”
If you have stayed with me thus far , good to know you are a dreamer !
Dreamers are not day dreamers.
Dreamers are pioneers , visionaries , builders and legends in their own right .
They know what they stand for , personally and professionally , and integrate their values to pursue the Highest Will for their lives .
Enriching to be one , I’m guessing! But as Scripture aptly puts it , ” He , to whom much is given , much is required” .
So what IS required of one ?
I believe in the ” sowing and reaping ” principle , the ” cause and effect ” .
You have a dream , a vision you desire the manifestation and fulfilment of .
That’s great .
More often than not , however , it is a process , a walk , a journey , what we call ” the good fight of faith ” .
It build us , and as a result , we are rewarded by the manifestations of that which we truly desire , with good intentions and good motives .
Let’s focus .
” Sow to Succeed ,
Succeed to Serve ” .
Why don’t we strive to sow into our God given Dream and Destiny ?
Sow with our love and generosity towards those around us .
Sow into The House of The Lord with our gifts , talents , time and tithes?
Sow into our vision by speaking Life and Faith into it , every single day .
Sow into it , as Scripture puts it ,by writing it down and making it plain/clear ?
Sow into our dream by guarding the voices that surround it .
Sow into it with fervent , consistent prayers .
Sow into it by sharing it with trustworthy , life giving friends and family ?
Just sow .
So you know , we can succeed and succeed we will !
We sow in faith and we reap what we sow .
We make the causes and lavish the effects .
Once ” successful “, now what ?
We have realised what was once only a seed , as Bishop Jakes puts it , “an acorn with the potential of an Oak tree” .
But we weren’t built to just rest on our laurels .
So we take it to the next level , and I just don’t mean more and more creative ideas for our continued prosperity , but contributing in a way that we give back to the community that first , gave itself to us .
So how do we want to give back ?
We serve .
Not out of obligation , but because , as Scripture puts it , ” our cup runs over ” .
We Serve the folks around us with what we have to offer as a result of our Success .
We serve the poor and the underprivileged.
We serve in our local communities and families .
We serve in donations to the global movement against human trafficking.
We serve in The House of The Lord with ever increasing zest and earnest .
We serve in the ministries that invested in us .
We serve with generosity in the use of our resources.
We serve .
Whatever creative ways we can possibly come up with .
We serve .
And guess what happens ?
That ” service” in turn becomes a ” seed ” that you have ” sown ” , intentionally or unintentionally into The Kingdom of The Most High .
As Christine Caine says ,” you never know the Eternal consequences of the seed you are sowing ” , so never underestimate the power in your seed .
It can be a vessel for miracles !
A vessel that continues the on going rhythm of “Sow to Succeed , and Succeed to Serve ” .