“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible”
Arthur C. ClarkeToday I begin with a story of a man born in 1925 to Japanese immigrants, graduated at 15 from Thomas Jefferson High School in Los Angeles. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he and his family were sent to the Manzanar Internment Camp in the California desert. He learned sketching techniques from two internees who were art directors at film studios.
After his release, he contacted Disney Studios, knowing little about the animation industry but remembering the name from his Manzanar tutors. Despite a lack of formal training, he landed an interview with Walt Disney Studios when he returned to Los Angeles.
Asked to bring in a portfolio of his work, he was puzzled. “I had no portfolio,” he told Animation Blast magazine in a 1999 interview. He didn’t have much of an idea what a portfolio truly was. He spent the weekend before his interview sketching anything he could think of — from knights to cowboys — and filled up his notebooks. The results landed him a job as an assistant illustrator at Disney, where he worked from 1947 to 1961.
That man was Iwao Takamoto, the artist who created the mystery-solving Great Dane, Scooby-Doo, among many other indelible cartoon characters.
In your efforts to make your dreams come true, what do you see? Well dreamer, before you are victorious you must see yourself victorious. If you don’t, then you will see the opposite picture. If you see yourself as a failure, then you will lean towards that picture and meditate on it. If you meditate on something long enough you will begin to believe it and live it. You need to be careful who you hang out with. If you want to be eagle minded then you need to stop hanging out with pigeons and turkeys. You will never go beyond your limit if you don’t change your mentality. Have you ever heard ? “as a man thinks in his heart so is he..”
Sometimes this calls for isolation and separating yourself from some people. Talking to the wrong people will cause you go in the wrong direction.. Wrong direction leads to wrong destination, Wrong destination -- > Unfulfilled purpose. Unfulfilled purpose -->Displeasing God. Displeasing God --> ………I’m sure you’re getting the picture. Separation doesn’t mean that you are no better than anyone, but you gatta do what you gatta do. When too much people are involved then there’s possibility of more negativity. Majority don’t always mean the right way. So if it comes down to just you and God then do it.
At times you have to be like a band or choir director, notice what happens. They take there position carry out their assignment, then sit down. Obviously there weren’t worrying about what the crowd thinks, whether you like it or not they did their job. God only wants to work with those who believe it can happen. Doubters and unbelievers don’t last long with God. Imagine God who speaks things into being and you telling God that it can’t work. I’m sorry but you won’t last in the kingdom like that. Serious people are willing to work on their own if they have to.
Dealing With Giants & Difficulties
The reason why some of us are not further ahead is because of the giants we see. We lose focus by meditating on how big the giant is. This is the devils way of getting fear to take hold of us. Fear will cause you to run when you are suppose to be still and stand still when you are suppose to move. Then there is the fear of not having enough for the dream, idea, goal to be fulfilled and completed. When we believe that we don’t have enough we stop dreaming. That’s an insult to God, it shows no faith, “..but the just shall live by his faith”. Habakkuk 2:4 (KJV)
Yes that means looking for that car, house , preparing to go in business, preparing to go to college and NOT having all the money. I hope you don’t believe that all the successful persons you have heard of just sat at home until they got all the money. When you begin to move towards the dream God will provide for it. Don’t you know that the God of the dream is also the provider. Will you be the reason why your dreams go unfulfilled? My friend there is nothing wrong with God, if any blame is to be taken the lot will fall on you but I pray you won’t let that happen.
Because you feel the trials are more difficult, it doesn’t make God nervous about him being able to come through for you. Before God gave you that dream, it was already provided for. You was fix up before you started, but you still have to go through your faith test. Here’s what happens, God give you his report (word), then the devil gives you his report. Then comes your part “who’s report will you believe?”.
Will you pass? or will you fail? To pass means to hold on to your faith until manifestation comes, to fail means to give up. God is in the business of producing successful students, because he is a God of excellence and productivity. Keep moving towards your dreams.
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Are you ready to face eternity? If you have not you accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour of your life and desire to make that commitment now please repeat the following prayer:
Lord Jesus be merciful to me a sinner. I realize that I have sinned against you and come short of your glory. I confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and I believe in my heart that God has raised him from the dead. I pray for your forgiveness and ask that you save me now and accept me into your kingdom. Give me eternal life today.
In Jesus Name, Amen.