I started my property journey in 2009. This was when I bought my first property. In 2014 I started educating myself in the area of property investing. At the time I never thought that I would be passionate about anything else other than my business, Crystal Garnet Bridal Boutique that was birthed in 2010. But property changed that for me and as a result I was able to find my calling, my Purpose.
I started seeking out property development opportunities in early 2019, with the objective to secure the funds and start the project planning mid 2020. And then in March 2020, Covid-19 came and all our plans had to be put on hold. But I have been relentless in holding onto my dream of becoming a successful property developer. And now almost 2 years later we have seen progress yet once again. Funds are secured and we are working through the process. Things are progressing well and I believe soon I will be able to share my full testimony on this.
But as I was reflecting on this a few days back. I realised yet once again that God’s timing is perfect and that He sees the full picture and that no matter the ungodly delays satan tried to bring against us, God is faithful and true and He is always steps ahead of this enemy. And whilst we actively pursue His will for our lives, He continues to work behind the scenes on our behalf.
My husband and I are currently pursuing massive opportunities that will empower us and enable us to live a life of Purpose and enjoy the lifestyle that we’ve been dreaming of and all because of sacrifice and refusing to give up and refusing to quit. We keep our dreams alive by watering it with our words and visualising. So never underestimate the power of your thoughts and words. And never underestimate the “Power of a Dream”. What the heart is full off the mouth speaks (Luke 6:45) and we will enjoy the fruit of our lips, meaning we will have what we say (Proverbs 18:21).
But now I want you to think about your life today. Are you where you want to be? Are you demotivated and feeling discouraged? Are you experiencing financial challenges in realising your Dreams. I’m here to say to you today, don’t quit, don’t give up. Know and understand your current position, be clear on your dreams and your goals (use a vision board and goal-setting) and actively pursue strategies and ways that will help you to achieve your Dreams and goals. I know it sounds easier said than done, but once again if you stay rooted in our Helper and Provider, He will ensure that His favour upon your life will help you to achieve the success that His placed on the inside of you. And remember that a strong character is what is needed to achieve your Dreams and enjoy lasting wealth.
Romans 5:3-5-New International Version
3 Not only so, but wealso glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
Successful people have these things in common, “ we don’t quit, we keep going and we never give up”!