Dream… and Make No Excuses!

Richard Roberts

Have you been holding onto a dream, a vision that God has given you, but in the natural it appears there’s no way it will come to pass? This isn’t the time to quit.  It’s the time to believe that the seeds you’ve sown and the vision God has given you are both going to come to pass.

I recall hearing from a man who saw us on TV back in 1988. He said, “I was living in a little efficiency apartment in Nashville, thinking my dream of being a songwriter was about to die. I turned on the TV and your program was on. You said, ‘There’s someone watching who’s about to give up on their dream. Don’t do it!’

“That sparked something in me,” he told me. “Over the next few days a song began to germinate in me, and a few weeks later I finished it.” That song eventually became a No. 1 hit for country singer Randy Travis, and the songwriter has written fifty-five hits since then!

Now that man could have given up his dream of writing songs, but he heard the word of knowledge from God, believed it, and acted on it. Some people hear a word from God and say, “That’s not for me. That’s baloney!” Those people make excuses for why their dream doesn’t come to pass. But others hear God’s voice and say, “I stretch my faith, I release my faith, and I go into agreement.” They put action to what they believe, and God honors their faith.

Do you have a dream or vision that needs to be restored? Jesus said, Be not faithless, but believing (John 20:27). So use your faith — believe God!

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