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As I was reading the book of Exodus, I really began to notice the drastic change that took place in Moses' life once he recaptured the dreams God gave him. When God gave him purpose, and fire in his heart to fulfill this purpose, he became a new person.

Moses began to hold fast to this dream, gripping it tightly with force, and nothing and nobody could take it away from him. The devil threw all kinds of obstacles his way, and most people would have quit at the first hit, but Moses held fast! He knew that if he would not let up, just continue embracing this dream, that finally there would come a time when he would seize it!

From reading the book of Exodus, the Lord showed me seven qualities that will be produced in your life once you have recaptured your vision:
    Vision establishes your identity. God is saying to Moses in Exodus 3:10, "Come now therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh, that you may bring forth My people, the Israelites, out of Egypt" (AMP).

    God is telling Moses that He has called him to confront Pharaoh and lead the people out of Egypt. Moses responds with, "...Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?"

    He's asking for identity. God wanted Moses, first of all, to be established in his own identity in God. It's not so much who you are; it's who God is. When you recapture your dreams, it establishes your identity in God.
    Vision establishes authority. In Exodus 3:13, Moses is saying to God, "Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your father has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them?" And God said, "I AM THAT I AM." In other words, "you tell them that the 'I Am that I Am' sent you!"

    So - vision establishes authority. The authority to walk in that vision. The authority to believe for it to come to pass. Some people may question your authority to do this, but your authority is in the I AM!
    Vision establishes credibility. In Exodus Moses is saying, "But behold, they will not believe or listen to and obey my voice; for they will say, The Lord has not appeared to you." What is he asking for? Credibility. When you have vision, and you know what God has called you to do, that vision establishes credibility.

    People will say, "Who do you think you are doing this?" "Who are you?" Everybody wants credibility, but when you have vision, whether you have the praise of man or not, you know you have credibility with God!
    Vision establishes ability. Moses had a habit of saying, "I am not! I cannot! Choose someone else!" In Exodus 4:10, Moses says, "O Lord, I am not eloquent or a man of words, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; for I am slow of speech and have a heavy and awkward tongue." In other words, he was talking about his inability.

    But, in verse 12, God says, "Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and will teach you what you shall say." God always emphasizes on the ability! When God gave Moses vision, it established his ability. God-given ability! When you recapture your vision, you also have imparted into you God's divine ability to get the job done!
    Vision establishes courage. We have been reading in Exodus of all the obstacles Moses faced when God called him to fulfill this vision, his "inability" to perform, to speak, and his age, but God ignored all that and gave Moses courage.

    Verse 18 begins, "And Moses went...." What happened? He got the vision! He got the vision of what God wanted him to do, and Moses went. That means vision establishes the courage to do what God told you to do and the courage to go after what God says is yours!
    Vision establishes boldness. Notice in Exodus 5:1, it says, "Afterward Moses and Aaron went in and told Pharaoh, Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, Let My people go...." When this first started, Moses was saying, "God's people." Now it's "MY people!" What happened? Vision established boldness.

    This is not the same man who was saying, "I am not...I can't do...I can't talk." Now he is boldly declaring to Pharaoh, "You let My people go!" The Word says in Philippians 1:14, "And most of the brethren have derived fresh confidence in the Lord because of my chains and are much more BOLD to speak and publish fearlessly the Word of God (acting with more freedom and indifference to the consequences)" (AMP).
    Vision establishes perseverance. I Notice the illustration of Moses' tenacity, his perseverance.  God instructed him to approach Pharaoh and tell him, "Let my people go!" And Pharaoh would not. 

    Moses said again, "Let my people go!" And Pharaoh would not. He continually went back again and again. What happened? Vision established a NO QUIT attitude! Finally, he won! He seized the dream that God gave him by the perseverance that was established in his life once he recaptured his dream.

    Hebrews 12:1 says, "...let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us" (AMP). We all have a purpose or a calling in life that God expects us to furfill, but we must have patience and perseverance in order to carry it out.
In conclusion, you have what it takes to be victorious just like Moses! In order to obtain these seven qualities in your life, you must fully RECAPTURE YOUR DREAMS!

Go back to the basics of God's Word and allow the Word to stir up the gifts that lie within you. Don't settle for a life with no goals, no vision, and no purpose. Be aggressive! You know that God has called YOU for a reason, so go for it!

Don't let Satan or anyone else talk you out of it! DON'T LET GO OF YOUR DREAMS!

Source: Don't Let Go of Your Dreams by Jerry Savelle.
Excerpt permission granted by Jerry Savelle Ministries International

Author Biography

Jerry Savelle
Web site: Jerry Savelle Ministries International
Dr. Jerry Savelle was an average, blue-collar man who was struggling and needed God's help. While he considered himself a "nobody," when he became a believer God told him not to worry about it because He was a master at making champions out of nobodies. God has since taken Dr. Savelle from being a constant quitter to a man who knows how to stand on the Word of God until victory is experienced. Because of the life-changing combination of God's faithfulness and Dr. Savelle's "no quit" attitude, his life is totally different than it was thirty-eight years ago.

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