Week 7 and business has improved a bit, I am not exactly where I want to be but I am getting there. I remember a few weeks ago, as January was coming to an end and the rent was due. Someone suggested we pack up and close shop because it was obvious we would’nt come up with the rent in time. I DIDN’T LISTEN. I prayed and I waited on the Lord and the morning before the rent was due I received some money that covered the rent that was needed..
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,
I will tell you a story about a guy named Nathaniel. As a kid, his father a horse trainer was always moving from stable to stable, from ranch to ranch, training horses. Thus, the boy’s school career was constantly interrupted. One day, when he was in high school, his teacher asked him to write about what he wanted to be when he grew up. He did not hesitate and wrote a seven-page essay about his dream to be an owner of a horse ranch, he wrote many details and drew a location of buildings and stables and even a detailed house plan.
Two days later he received his essay back with a ‘U’ on the front page. After class, he came to the teacher and asked: “Why did I receive a U?” The teacher responded: “This dream is so unrealistic for a boy like you, who has no money, no resources and who comes from a poor family. There is no possibility that you will reach your great goals one day.” Then the teacher offered for him to rewrite the paper with a more realistic attitude. The boy went home and asked his father, how he should react. The father answered: “This decision is very important for you. So you have to make up your own mind on this”.
After several days the boy brought the same paper to his teacher. No changes were made. He said: “Keep the ‘U’ and I will keep my dream.”
Now Nathaniel owns a 4,000-square-foot house in the middle of a 200-acre horse ranch and he still has that school essay, which now is framed over the fireplace.
A word from me to you:
Remember, you have to follow your heart and never let anyone steal your dreams.
Hold on to what’s important. Let your worries go. No matter how you look at it, some things just don’t make sense. The way you choose to carry on is what matters. When we first begin fighting for our dream, we have no experience and make mistakes. The secret is to fall seven times and get up eight times.