Principles to Make Your Dreams Come True(27/07/02)
By Robert H. Schuller
From the Gospel of
Saint Mark, these are the words of Jesus:
you can believe, all thing are possible to those who believe!"
So be lifted and inspired
with the powerful words. And I make a prediction Many of you will
to be shocked at how your life will improve dramatically, beautifully,
fruitfully because you are coming into what Jesus called the faith
world. I call it the world of dynamic positive thinking.
I don't usually make
predictions, but I do suggest you get tuned into the Ultimate
Reality that stimulates creativity, known as the Higher Power
in Alcoholics Anonymous. We know that Higher Power as the God
of the Bible, who encourages you to dream great dreams.
dreams would you have,
if you knew you could not fail?
Today I want to give
you the secrets of how to make your dreams come true. I've lived
these principles. I've learned them by experience. Let me share
with you how to have power in your life. We call our television
program the Hour of Power because it puts faith
in your life and
faith is power!
It's positive mental attitude power!
It's peace power! It 's smile power! Here are ten principles of
how you can make your dreams come true:
Discover the awesome power of a dream
Discover the awesome
power of a dream that becomes a vision. It will capture your heart,
your soul and spirit. Open your mind to creative imagination.
Allow yourself the courage and the freedom to fantasize until
you get a vision.Where do you find the vision? You find it by
looking for people who have needs and hurts. The
secret of success is finding a need and filling it! Find a hurt
and heal it! Find a problem and solve it through the awesome power
of the vision. Once the dream grabs your mind it almost
has immortal life. Only you can kill it. It's awesome!
Allow your dream to sit in the driver's seat of your life!
Now you are ready to
create, to innovate, and you are motivated. Nothing is impossible
to the person whose vision becomes a dream and when that dream
is allowed to take control over your life. Because the dream does
not fuel itself on fears,
it fuels itself on faith.
When you grab hold of your dream you are living in a spiritual
dimension that the human being is designed to enjoy. That's what
the soul is all about.
Never surrender leadership to negative assumptions!
If your dream is in
the driver's seat of your life you will never surrender leadership
to negative assumptions. Why do people say NO to good and great
ideas again and again and again? Because they assume.
The capacity to use your imagination to dream up and create negative
assumptions is awesome. Challenge every
negative assumption, such as: I'm too old I don't have
the money I don't have the connections I don't know the right
people. These are all negative assumptions. Don't ever surrender
leadership to them. Challenge them.
Become a good manager of positive assumptions!
Assume, somehow, you
can get the education. Assume that you
can become a new person. Assume that you
can find the power people. Assume that there
is a God and assume that He
has a plan for your life. Assume that God is trying
to get through to you. And then listen to the dreams God has for
Empower your ego
Don't fall into the
trap of thinking that ego is sin. It's not. A person without an
ego is not a person. You don't destroy your ego; you redeem it,
and empower it. Believe in yourself. The Ten Commandments of Moses
are given to us so we can empower our egos honestly. A person
with a strong, safe, healthy ego affirms:
I am somebody! I am! I can! I know I can! I will! World, watch
Empower your ego with
honesty and humility. You are not being honest when you put yourself
down. Watch out for the kind of humility that is dishonest, because
that's a false humility. When we empower our egos with honesty
and humility we are liberated from ignorant egotism. Get a positive
ego, liberated from insecurity, inferiority and low self-esteem.
How do you do that? You realize you don't want your own way, it
might be wrong. You don't want to make a mistake; you want what
is right for your company and your family. That means you listen
to positive people, that you will not be afraid to make changes.
You move from destructive denial to enlightenment. Wow! Empower
Become option oriented
Always ask: What are
the options? Check, double check and re-check. Check your options
every new morning, every new day, every new week. Why? Because
something that was impossible yesterday is going to be possible
tomorrow. There probably was a power obstructionist
and he is no longer there. Everything is in a constant change.
The world is in constant change. That's why I can always be an
optimist. Think options and you'll discover something that you
never thought of a week ago.
Develop alternative consciousness and awareness
Let me repeat that
alternative consciousness and awareness. Before
You pack up or abandon
your dream or give up and walk away, ask yourself, What
are the alternatives to NOT dreaming a dream?
Today I give you an
opportunity to become a believer in God and a follower of Jesus
Christ. Before you say no ask, what are
the alternatives? I don't know anybody else who can
promise you that life eternal means hope in heaven. Only Jesus
I read the story the
other day of an atheist lawyer who never had time for religion.
Now he was dying and he said to his wife, Get me a Bible.
She couldn't believe
it. She ran to give him a Bible. Then she left him alone and when
she came back, she asked, What are you doing?
He said, I'm looking
for a loophole.
Jesus Christ promises
eternal security and, as far as I'm concerned, there is no loophole.
When my life is over, I know where I'm going. I don't know where
it is, but I know I'm going where Jesus went before me two thousand
years ago. Develop the habit of alternative thinking. Ask yourself,
What are the alternatives?
Fashion a fruitful flexibility
Fashion a fruitful
flexibility versus a concretized personality. People
who make their dreams come true are accommodating people.
They don't insist on their own way. But they have the attitude,
How can I help you? When they have a problem, they admit it and
say, You know, I've got a problem. I'm not what I should be. Can
you help me? The capacity to compromise is very distinctive and
creative in the super possibility thinkers who make their dreams
come true. It's what I call creative and redemptive politics.
Because what is politics? Politics is learning when and how to
Develop the habit of listening
listen listen. I have observed that listening seems
to be a lost art today. People have picked up a habit in today's
culture of interrupting. They don't wait
until you can finish your sentence. Learn to listen listen listen.
Never give up on the core of your dream
If your dream started
in prayer (I hope it did), keep your dream alive by going to a
positive thinking church once a week. There is no other institution
like the church that can do that. You can attend special seminars
and be charged hundreds and thousands of dollars and be promised
everything, but there is no institution like the church, where
you can come every week and it's free! There you can get in tune
with God and it's free! And God can tune into you and God will
give you dreams and ideas and motivation! Wow! And you'll come
alive! Hallelujah. Never give up on the
core of your dream! Never!
Of all the things I've
written, I think nothing has been more often asked for than the
Possibility Thinker's Creed:
faced with a mountain I will not quit
I'll keep on striving until I climb over,
Find a path through, tunnel underneath,
Or simply stay and turn my mountain into a gold mine.
I will not quit.
dreams. I have always had them. I have a new hundred-year goal.
Are you ready for it? I have a dream to keep the Hour of Power;
the world and America's first positive thinking televised church
service on the screens of the world. And with this positive program
on the television sets all over the world, I want to put a new
face of joy to whoever is listening. I want to spread Possibility
Thinking Faith in this new century.
have a dream today? If you don't, begin by following Christ.
of you say, I had a dream but it's dead. Hey! Get out that dead
dream. Give your life to Jesus Christ.
you can believe, all thing are possible to those who believe!"
And now may the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make
His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. And may God
give you His peace and His prosperity in this New Year. Amen.