Do Your Convictions Match Your Dreams?

I read this recently in a writing by Pastor Rick Warren.

“Knowing what to do (knowledge), why to do it (perspective) and how to do it (skill) is worthless if you don’t have the conviction that will motivate you to actually do it!

The people who have made the greatest impact in the world, for good or evil, were the people with the strongest, deepest convictions. They weren’t necessarily the smartest, wealthiest, or best educated people, but their convictions moved them to move the world.”

So are you really convicted to make changes in 2022 or just giving lip service to change? The start of the new year brings with it thoughts of new dreams and potential changes for our lives but we all know how long those thoughts of change can last. In the book One Word the authors state that 87 percent of adults create new goals and resolutions for the new year. A lot is said and dreamed but by the end of January 50 percent of those dreams and changes will have failed. While it is not stated you can very well imagine that the number continues to rise as the days in the new year continue to fly by.

Life happens, reality sets in and what we thought may have been conviction was not conviction at all merely a hope for change. You may have the knowledge, the perspective and the skill but without true conviction change in 2022 will unfortunately not become a reality. You can do it. You can change. Your can dream dreams that become reality. My prayer for you is that your conviction will match your dreams and desire for change.

For some ideas and resources on helping you keep your convictions see a recent post on discovering your One Word and your Purpose Statement.

Thanks for reading.

Be Blessed!


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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