MAKING THE VISION BECOME A REALITY
At the beginning of this brand new year, God gave us a vision, and he told us to, “WRITE THE VISION,” and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as he hastens by.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day. (Habakkuk 2:2-3 AMP).
This is the message that God gave to us as His appointed servants, we then gave this same message to you in order to help you achieve your desired goals in 2012. Today’s message is just another one of the many building blocks that will enable you to achieve the victory that God has promised to those of you who choose to believe and then work to achieve the greatest victory of your entire life. Now pause for a moment and watch this short video on Positive Thinking, and then continue reading this message on the other side.
Because we know that you are lacking in enthusiasm due to the slow pace of putting in place the necessary pieces of the vision, [which is God’s plan for your life], we therefore ask this simple question. Have you ever met a successful pessimist? Optimistic thinking requires turning negative thoughts into positive, healthy aspects of living day by day. You were born an OPTIMIST, but circumstances in your life might have turned you into a pessimist. Therefore, part of being in a position to achieving the victory requires you to become an OPTIMIST.
Now look at this way, the economy is bad; businesses are downsizing and firing hundreds of thousands of people. In addition, they are sending many of the jobs overseas, and the kids come home from school with bad report cards and an invitation from the school principals to meet with the teachers before the kids are kicked out of school. Can life get any worse? Sure, but should we let it bother us? No! The one thing that we never want to do is to allow our minds to become burden with negative thinking. We must learn to always turn the negative into a positive. Being a pessimist can create stress in our lives, and stress will wreck havoc on our health which can cause a down spiral in everything we attempt to do that is good.
The author Chris Widener wrote, “Become an optimist, and see your world change before your eyes!” The bible teaches us in Romans 12:2, to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. In other words, if we change our thinking from being pessimistic about the things in which we cannot change, but begin to live life full of OPTIMISM about the things in which we can change and focus daily upon the goodness of God’s blessings in our lives, we will begin to see and feel a renewed strength and vigor in our lives, which we never knew existed before.
The dictionary describes Optimism as: “Hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.” The tendency to expect the best and see the best in all things, the doctrine of the ultimate triumph of good over evil, the philosophical doctrine that this is the best of all possible worlds.
Now as we take a close look back over the past year, it brings us clearly into the reality that it has not been a very good year for half of all Americans, because we now know for a fact that half of all of us are living near are below the poverty line. This type of situation makes for a lot of pessimists views in America. Therefore, in order to rise above it all, we must change our thinking and set our sights high and become full of OPTIMISM.
You can’t accomplish anything unless you try. So if you want to get something done, try, and then be optimistic about it. Imagine building the tallest building in the world; it seems pretty much impossible. Now realize that all of the tallest buildings in the world were built by people who decided, that is what they wanted to do. Now imagine them saying to themselves as they broke ground, “I’ll never be able to build the tallest building in the world.” What sounds more unrealistic, building the tallest building in the world, or the person who has, thinking that they couldn’t?
So let’s get out there, dream big, have confidence through optimism, and remember to spend a lot of time asking God for help. Stop seeing dead ends by approaching activities as opportunities and not burdens. Change your thinking and allow your thoughts and words to speak to the optimist side of your life and say these words, “I can.” Because, “I have strength for all things in Christ who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency].” (Philippians 4:13 AMP).
Susan M. Heathfield wrote these words, “The power of optimism cannot be over-rated as a factor in success and personal growth and development. Optimism allows you to see the positive aspects of any situation and enables you to capitalize on each possibility. Optimism may be partly responsible for success in most aspects of life. Some research exists that demonstrates that optimism results in higher achievement.
Now in closing, let me encourage you to change your outlook for this day from being a pessimist about your chances of achieving the victory, to becoming a total part of the community of believers who have decided to have an optimist view of seeing the reality of your vision manifesting itself into all that God said it would become providing you have the patience to wait on it. You are the captain of your life. Now take charge of your emotions and allow OPTIMISM to blossom and flourish in every aspect of your life this day and everyday there afterwards. As we leave you for this moment, allow us to share this beautiful video of God’s Blessings with you and ask you to share the same with your family and friends. God blessed you this day in order that you will bless someone else.
We have ministered to you this day from a position of PEACE, PURPOSE, POWER and PROSPERITY. We encourage you to be looking at the BIG PICTURE in this life and thinking globally as you work locally to bring your vision into reality. NOW FOCUS! I remain your brother in CHRIST JESUS, PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER!