Maintaining Our Vision

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It’s easy to dream.

We close our eyes and imagine how great things could be. If we won the lottery . . . found our perfect mate . . . could live on a tropical island . . .

And then reality yanks our chain, and we know we’ll never have what we dream.

Yet, are big dreams really so impossible?

A college degree . . . four years and a lot of work, but we can do it!

Creating a new business in our garage . . . with research and dedication, it’s possible!

Begin a workout program and get into shape . . . all the donuts in the world can’t keep us down!

Even Jesus faced a near-insurmountable challenge to his mission on earth.

Matthew 4:1-3 gives us the story.

“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.’ ”

I don’t know about you, but I would have been tempted. Not eating for nearly six weeks? Even the rocks would have looked pretty good to me.

Four years sitting in classes, knowing your student loans are growing larger and larger?

Then your new business fails to find customers.

And the donuts begin calling your name.

We must do what Jesus did, remind ourselves of our vision.

In Verse 4, Jesus says:

“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

So, let’s dream, sure. Make it big. Then jump in and get started. When problems come (and they will), don’t give up. Maintain your vision. Remind yourself where you started, what your goal is, and that you will get there.

Jesus is our example that success can be ours.

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