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2 Timothy 3:16-17

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works

Your past sometimes gets in the way of your vision for the future, doesn’t it?  If you allow yourself to dwell on the areas where you’ve failed or on losses and disappointments that hurt you, you might find it difficult to look forward to the future God has for you.

King David is a man who dreamed of building a magnificent temple. When he commissioned his son Solomon to do the work he said, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God is with you.” (1 Chronicles 28:20)  Many years later the apostle Paul said, “We who believe are carefully joined together, becoming a holy temple for the Lord.” (Ephesians 2:21)

Just as David dreamed of building a magnificent temple, you can dare to dream of building a new life. God has the blueprint already drawn up: just follow it by faith. You may be afraid that you will start and fail, but in the words of David, “be strong and courageous, and do the work.” As someone once said: Beginning is half done. In other words, take the first step, it’s the toughest.

What dreams have you been quietly suppressing? Perhaps you have dreamed of becoming a missionary? Maybe you have dreams of adopting. Or dreams of starting a new career. Maybe you’ve been dreaming about building deep friendships or making an impact on your community. Don’t be frightened. When God begins a good work, He is faithful to complete it.

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Founder/Pastor - Streets of Joy Men's Discipleship and Faith Based Counseling. I am certified in the following from Faith-Based Counseling Training Institute where I hold certifications in the following areas: Licensed Pastoral Counselor. Restorative Therapist. Advanced Anger Management. Chemical Dependency Counselor. Violence Intervention Specialist. Crisis Chaplain. Family Therapist. Leadership Coach. I was called into ministry in 1998 where I have had the pleasure of being a part of numerous discipleships all over the Midwest, mainly focusing on drug and alcohol addictions as well life's controlling issues. I am also a retired CEO & Founder of Sonoran Desert Investment Group - Where I made investments in start up businesses, purchased company's; reorganized them and resold. I was also a mortgage banker of real estate loans along with many individual groups of investors. Furthermore, I am a 1978 graduate from UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada graduating with a bachelors degree in business/finance not to mention I was a 4 year letterman in football for the Running Rebels (Go Rebels!!!!)

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