But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, “I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.” Luke 14:18
Do you have a dream that God has placed in your heart that you want to pursue? But you are still offering excuses not to pursue it. Let’s look at some of the excuses we offer for not pursuing the dream God has given us.
1) Dreams don’t come true for ordinary people like
The Wright brothers wanted to fly. Winston Churchill envisioned free Europe. Dr martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of racial equality. But you don’t have to be a world figure to have a dream. No, the pursuit of a dream is what makes the difference between ordinary and extraordinary people. Ordinary people live extraordinary lives when they follow their dream. Why do we say that? It is because a God-given dream will motivate you to make important changes in your life. You won’t just change who you are to live out your dream, you pursue your dream, and the process changes who you are and what you can accomplish. In other words, your dream is both your goal and your change-agent.
2) If the dream isn’t big it’s not worth pursuing.
Size doesn’t determine significance. Your dream doesn’t have to be big; it just has to be bigger than you. Mother Teresa said, ‘We can’t all do great things, but we can all do small things with great love.
3) Until my skill is good, I can’t pursue my dream
When God called Jeremiah, He told God, he was not a skillful speaker (Jeremiah 1:6).We might think that we need to have a good skill before we start doing something God has called us to. But the truth is, you will learn more by doing than waiting.
4) Now is not the right time to pursue my dream
Permission to pursue your dream comes from two sources” God and yourself. Novelist George Eliot said. ‘It’s never too late to become what you might have been. The timing will never be perfect for you to pursue your dream so you might as well start now. If you don’t, next year you’ll be one year older and not a step closer to it.