“Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me.” – Psalm 103:2 (NLT) 

When going through struggles and setbacks, it’s easy to lose sight of how blessed we really are.

Although we all face challenges and obstacles in life, the difference is not in what we face, but how we choose to face them. Having the right attitude can help you to overcome anything.

As we turn our focus to God’s Word, we are reminded that although hard times are part of life, unimaginable blessings can come out of unimaginable pain. In many cases, the obstacles we face channel inner strength and perseverance we didn’t know existed.

Despite what it looks like, don’t ever lose sight of how blessed you are. In your ambitious journey of “grinding” for more, and trying to climb that ladder of success, I ask that you pause for a moment and reflect on how good God is and every victory He has made possible.

Perhaps the pressure of what you’re facing right now can subside when you choose a different perspective—one that refuses to complain, become bitter, or blame others. In other words, you’re too blessed to be stressed.

“Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.”– Psalms 37:4 (AMP)

Most people when they pray, for whatever reason, they often hold back from asking God to answer the deepest desires of their hearts. But as Psalm 139:2 teaches us, if God knows our thoughts from afar, He most definitely knows the secret petitions of our hearts.

What are secret petitions? Secret petitions are those desires given to us by God. Many times they seem so outrageous and unrealistic that you are careful not to share them with anyone for fear of looking ridiculous. Can you relate?

Maybe you have dreams that you have buried in your heart because by now they seem too far fetched. Or what about those desires you have forgotten about, given up on, or abandoned because life happened?

If this describes you, then it’s time to get reacquainted with the part of you that knows you’re meant for more. Get away with God and allow Him to awaken your faith to see every dream He has placed in your heart come to pass!

“The vision will still happen at the appointed time… it won’t be late.” – Habakkuk 2:3 (GWT) 

God works in times and seasons, so there is nothing we can do to make something happen outside of its appointed season.

On the same token, when it’s your time and season nothing can stop God’s plan from coming to pass. When God gets ready to bless you, it doesn’t matter where you are or where you’ve been—it will happen! 

There is an appointed time to reap your harvest. Regardless of how long it seems to be taking, I declare that things are lining up. What rightfully belongs to you by destiny will happen right on time! Believe it and receive it!

 “Do not let your zeal subside; keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”– Romans 12:11 (BSB)

What happens when your passion fades? What do you do if that burning desire for your dream dies?

No matter who you are or what you do, everyday is a challenge to stay motivated and keep your passion burning. This also holds true for your relationship with God, relationships in life, or any dream God has given you.

If your passion for your dream is fading there’s a good chance you may be experiencing some fatigue about the results you are not seeing. Maybe things aren’t happening as quickly as you would like or they don’t match your expectations. 

Sometimes having victory is about never letting the vision God gave you fade away.