Some people feel like it’s their job is to be professional dream killers. These are the people who, when you share about the difference you’re called to make, often start with a statement like this:
- “Let me be the Devil’s advocate.”
- “Let’s bring this back to reality.”
- “We don’t deal in dreams, but in facts.”
And, so on…
The reality is, as soon as you start to try to make a difference, someone will start to try to stop it. They’ll say this is the reality, this has been tried before, it can’t be done, you’re not the right person, or you’re not qualified.
You might have a professional dream killer in your office, family, Board, committee, or even church. The question is, how do you overcome the obstacles they put in your way? What is the right way to move forward?
How do you overcome when the questions stop being nice and helpful, and instead become purposely hurtful and destructive comments?
Because, the truth is, if you have ever tried to follow God’s dream for your life, you have encountered challenges, obstacles, and hurtful people. You have had to face professional dream killers.
So, how do you overcome it? What has helped you? What hasn’t worked?
This weekend, we are going to find out how Nehemiah overcame his own professional dream killers. In Nehemiah 4, we’ll see how he both met their challenges, and then overcame them.
Because, if we want to reach our God-given visions, we’re going to have to learn how to overcome obstacles and opposition.
That’s why God is calling you to make a difference – not because it’s easy, but because it’s worthwhile.