Shakeyla's Treasures

Chase God and Chase Your Dreams

                     The world is constantly yelling at us to chase after
superficial things.  There’s nothing
wrong with money, cars, and clothes, but these things become a problem when we
let them consume us. Mark 8:36 asks
us, ‘What good is it for someone to gain
the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?’
There are people doing whatever
means possible to get the ‘American Dream’ at the expense of their very own
souls. There is a serious problem when you look in the mirror and you can’t
even recognize the person you are anymore.  There are a lot of unhappy rich people in the
world. They shouldn’t want for anything. Why is that? There is something
missing, and that something is God.

                   I am not saying that all rich
people did terrible things to get where they are. What I am saying is that
these things that we work for means nothing if God didn’t order our steps in
the process. ‘The heart of man plans his
way, but the Lord establishes his steps’ -Proverbs 16:9.
We have all these
dreams and plans planted in our hearts for a reason, but these plans are
meaningless without God. ‘I have seen
all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a
chasing after the wind’- Ecclesiastes 1:14.
He gave us talents and gifts,
so how can we leave Him out of the process in pursuing our dreams?

                The
funny part is when we exclude God from our paths we never feel good enough to
be in our purpose. There isn’t this extra push to get us in the right
direction. We carry this huge load on ourselves, as we allow God to sit on the
sidelines. He’s waiting for us to cast all of our worries and burdens onto Him.
He’s yelling at us to include Him, and put Him in the game. He wants us to have
a bright future filled with aspirations and dreams.  ‘For I know the plans I have for you,
declares the Lord,
plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope’-Jeremiah
9:11.
In the meantime
we’re out here chasing something we weren’t supposed to be chasing. No wonder
doors have been slammed in our faces, or that we are miserable at the jobs we
are in. No wonder why our plans of networking aren’t going our way. God never
told us to go to some of these places in the first place.

                You’re probably wondering, “How
do I go into that path that was meant for me?” 
The answer is so simple. You chase God.  Once you get to know the Father in heaven He
will direct you into your purpose. ‘But
seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be
given to you as well’-Matthew 6:33.
Once I went after the Father, and read
His word all of these ideas and doors started to open. God has shown and taken
me places I could have never imagined. I’m doing things that I would have never
done years ago. I never felt good enough, or smart enough in the past. Once I
found out what the Creator thought of me my confidence in my gifts sored. I am
allowing Him to use me in all things that I do. It’s no longer just about me
and what I’m feeling, it is now all about Him and the people that need a
glimpse of God through me. As each has received a gift, use it to
serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace’-1 Peter 4:10.

                There are things you need to
realize as you chase your dreams:

1.      
You are enough and worthy of all things God has
in store for your life.

2.      
There are NO limits for God, so believe in all
the plans He has for you (big and small).

3.      
Do not tell everyone about your calling.
Sometimes God’s vision for our lives is too big for small minded people (you do
not need any discouragement). Stick with what God said.

               Once you chase after God, and chase your dreams you will become
fulfilled in life. It is so amazing to know that the Creator of all things
loves you, and He has this plan for you. We all have a purpose. What are you
waiting for? Go chase God and let Him direct you into the plan that He has for
your life!

Remember that you are loved by the Most High, and that I
love you too! 

XOXO,

Shakeyla <3  

“I am Light” 2017.

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