Your Dream Is Possible

Have you faced disappointment pursuing something that you feel called to do? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of people receive rejections every day. The key question is: What are you going to do about turning your rejections into acceptances?

Seeing thousands of people pursuing the same goal as you is daunting. Even seeing hundreds going after the same small piece of the pie is enough to make you turn around and run. And seeing people who you think are less qualified than you achieve their goals can be downright depressing.

But don’t give up!

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Even when you see colleagues getting their dream positions, don’t give up.

Take an assessment of yourself, if you must. What are you lacking in education, in style, in appearance? Are you confident? When people first meet you, what is their opinion of you?

Women have it harder than men on all fronts. A man up for the same position can charm his way into the position, even though his credentials are not up to par. A woman will be judged by how she looks; her weight, her hair color, her posture, etc., even though she exceeds required educational qualifications, knows her stuff, and has stellar recommendations. A man with lesser qualifications can come in with his suit rumpled, disheveled hair , and get the contract. His unkempt appearance will be dismissed because he is perceived to be a scholar and a genius. Brilliant and gifted are other words that come to mind, whereas a woman not looking her best and even more brilliant and gifted will be perceived as careless, uncaring and not qualified.

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Next time you are up for an important position, seek out a person you trust. Ask them to help you. Go over possible interview questions. Ask for tips about your appearance. Brush up on the skill of small talk. Make sure you are feeling at the top of your game on the day of the interview. Leave no stone unturned.

Never give up! Hold fast to your dream!

Many times positions in ministry have a lot to do with politics. Shore up your political game. Do not think you are above playing the political game. Find a mentor. Go to conventions, regional meetings, speak at conferences, write articles.  In other words, get known!

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Your dream is closer than you think! With a little tweaking, the dream you are dreaming is possible.

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A Chance Encounter

During a recent trip to Atlanta I had a chance encounter of the most wonderful kind.

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After visiting with a group of young women and men in ministry, one of the women said to me, “I read your book, Woman In The Pulpit. I take the train to work every day. I have to tell you this! Woman in the Pulpit was so engrossing that I read past my train stop. When I looked up, I looked around. I couldn’t believe that I had missed getting off at my stop. I never miss my stop! But, that morning I did.”

I had hoped my story would touch people to their core. But I am also pleased to know that a reader was so fascinated with the story that it kept her engaged long past her designated train stop.

She continued, “I got off at the next stop and had to take the next train back. My only excuse for being late was to admit that I had been so engrossed in a book that I had totally ridden past my stop. I was a little embarrassed until everybody wanted to know what I was reading.”

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Needless to say, I left the meeting uplifted. And eager to complete the movie script.

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Woman In The Pulpit eBook Inspiration

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Don’t ever doubt! Have an unshakeable faith….even when others doubt you!

Peel away the covering and you will see bruises and scares where you have taken hits. You can withstand anything with faith as your core source of strength.

Woman In The Pulpit eBook – Belief

What do you believe about yourself and what you want to accomplish? Do you believe you can accomplish your goals? Or do you think maybe you can? Or you just don’t know?

In order to achieve your goals, you are going to need an unwavering belief in your ability to  do what you set out to do.

Who are you listening to? Are you listening to your supporters? Or are you listening to the naysayers?

Regardless of what the outside voices are saying, you have a voice deep within that you should listen to for direction and guidance. The voice within will never lead you astray. It is the voice of faith.

Oftentimes, you are too busy to stop and listen. You feel that you have to race through life so no one will catch you. And when trouble comes you quit because you were  not totally committed to your goals.

Do you really, truly believe that you can achieve what you set out to do? Then don’t let others stop you.

If you really believe you are called to do something, you will find a way to make it happen. Go under, through, or around the obstacle.  But make it happen.

What you believe will determine your level of success. Believe in you!

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