Because Peter was to be a blessing to his people, he had to taste hardship, disappointment, setback, failure and want. What are you going through now? What you are going through may be part of the events that would reveal God’s purpose for your life. Remember, there is something far more important than whatever situation you are passing through – your dream and goals.
Are you intimidated in some way? There is something far more important than rejection – your dream and goals. Men of purpose do not concentrate on where they are now, their focus, aim and desire is on their destination.
Where are you now? What situation are you in now? Are you in abject poverty? Remember, the man that is poor is not the man that has no money but one without a dream. So, remember your dream. In other words, they are poor that have no dream.
When Joseph was in the dry pit, he asked himself, “Where is my dream? I know this is not where I belong!” This awareness comforted him while in the dry pit, Potiphar’s house and the prison.
In our spiritual walk with God, there are good and hard times. As Christians, when things tend to go contrary to our expectation, we remember our dream; our dream is our director, direction, guide and road map. Our dream imparts strength to endure and manage our present situation. Our dream imparts in us the spirit of mind management, material management, human management and self control.
What situation are you in now? Where is your dream, as a man of faith? Remember, faith is based on the happenings of the future state, which God has prepared – an everlasting mansion. I mean, as a man of faith, our minds should be trained to keep quiet, when everything else is unquiet. As a man of faith, you can be happy even when everything around you seems to suggest that there is no hope or future – you can still find occasions to rejoice in the Lord.
Jesus said, “I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2) If He has gone to prepare a place for us, He would prepare us for it.