Made for More: Don’t Give Up!

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.


4 comments on “Made for More: Don’t Give Up!

  1. Karel Michalica on

    I’m a dreamer, with no appologology: Many musicians = “dreamers (of music)” themselves, has challenged us all !!!

    I, personally, dream NOT ONLY to “clean” my own mind but also to think of others, enabling them to reach their freedoms, realizing their full potentials and then, all of us together, to help all our fellow human.

    Just think, how good would, the world with MANY dreamers of goodness be, in comparison with the one with only a FEW but of eaval minds…

    The late John Lennon used words in his song on this subject: “… I’am a dreamer but I’m not the only one…”

    Another one (an oldie): “…dream of a little dream…”

    Or still another one: “I dream of a white Christmas…”

    I’m am certain, you can add another ones to my miny short-list…Karel.

    • Andrew Mills on

      Thanks Karel – I’m so glad you’re a dreamer. We need more and more beautiful good dreams. Just like you said we need more people dreaming dreams that bring goodness, wholeness, and life into the world. Thanks for your comment 🙂

  2. Karel Michalica on

    I’ve left a comment to this subject but it was returned to me twice (as with the error in my e-mail address), now I do not see it was received.
    Please, let me know if you received it or not. Thanks, Karel.


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