(Jeremiah 29:8-9). Jeremiah wrote to the captives who were exiles after seventy years in Babylon (29:4-23 is the letter) instructing them to move ahead with their lives and to pray for the heathen nation that enslaved them. One of the most important things a person needs to do coming out of any enslaved situation: Keep your mind in tact, your heart at peace, move forward with your life, and “Stop listening to the negative” (The dream killers). Because life cannot grind to a halt during troubled times.
In an unpleasant and distressing situation, we must adjust and keep moving. Painful lessons are usually doorways to new opportunities. You may find it difficult to pray for those in authority if they are evil, but that is when your prayers are most needed (1 Timothy 2:1-4). Although God is powerful and all-knowing, He has chosen to let those of us who are saved and born-again help Him change the world through our prayers. Paul urges us to pray for each other and for our leaders in government. Our earnest prayers will have powerful results (James 5:16). Stop listening to negative people. “For this says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let your false prophets and dividers who are in your midst deceive you, nor listen to your dreams which you cause to be dreamed. For they prophesy falsely to you in my name, I have not sent them, says the Lord (Jeremiah 29:8-9).
If God has given you a dream, you can almost count on someone coming along to speak gloom and doom over it. A sure way to look to the future with hope is to ask God what He wants to do in your life, get a sure word from Him, and then hold on to your dream. Refuse to listen to dream killers. Think About It My Friends, Think About It.
-Brother Wallace Jackson