It’s Just A Mere Dream ?

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Hi. I had a very good experience in church yesterday. Aside from the usual prayers, praise and worship, the sermon delivered by the guest Pastor talked about a very important topic – Dreams !

It is no news to me that God speaks through dreams. What really made it special to me was that it further made me to take my dreams very serious, whether it is good or bad. Now I cannot hear myself say its “just a mere dream.”

God has spoken to me many times through dreams, most of which eventually came to pass. Actually, they were just revelations by God requiring appropriate actions. I once had a nightmare concerning my son. We woke up, he went to school, and the dream played out like a movie script. My only saving grace was the fact God had already revealed it to me the previous night and I disturbed God with prayers. My son was guarded by the angels of God. Praise God !

I belief in dreams. For me, a dream is not “just a mere dream.” Some dreams are intended to tell you what God wants to do (Gen 41:32 ), reveal things to you (Jere 29:8-9), speak to prophets (Num 12:6), explain a mystery to you (Matt 1:20-21), reveal your coming promotion (Gen 28:12-15, 37:5), or warn you of an impending danger (Gen 20:3-7). There are so many other biblical instances of where God spoke through dreams.

In some cases, the devil and his “disciples” use dreams as a medium of attack. There are cases of one being fed in the dream and sickesss or death follows afterwards in the real world. There have been cases of sexual intercourse in the dream resulting into miscarriages, delayed marriages and sometimes death in the real world. There have been cases of one falling down and sustaining injuries, only for one to be involved in a ghastly motor accident eventually – all because they treated the dreams as “mere dreams.”

Dreams are supernatural, spiritual and scriptural. So, when next you have a dream, take it to God in prayer, especially if its a bad one. Better still, see someone who can interceed on your behalf. God must be brought into the picture – whether it’s a good one or a bad one. God has the ability to bring good dreams to pass and equally cancel bad dreams !

Please do non’t say “its just a mere dream!”

God bless us all.

 

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It Pays To Separate Your Private Purse From Your Business Purse

I have often been accused of allowing my Accounting and Business Management background to affect me in the way I reason, plan, and generally take decisions. One of the most popular being my often critical analysis of expenditures. They say those who have accounting background are stingy. Awww. That’s not fair !

Well, I have always argued that the quality of my actions and inactions, rather than my background, should be of top priority.

I once had an issue with a thriving business owner many years ago. It had to do with a 31-point memo I issued him upon his request. I actually did a business survey for him as he was experiencing a lull in his business. He was very impressed with all but one of my recommendations – the one that had to do with proper financial accountabilty.

I was of the strong opinion that one of the strongest enemy of his business growth, and the number one reason why his business was facing difficulties, was his refusal to strictly follow the “business entitity concept.” So many businesses, especially the SMEs (small and medium scale enterprises) are grappling with this problem.

This is an accounting concept that requires a business owner(s) to see himself as being different from the business, and that the Accountant should treat them as such. It sounds stupid for someone to tell you this. Isn’t it? Well, this is a major problem for countless businesses across the globe.

It was no surprise to me later when I heard that the company later developed serious financial problems, so much that they could not meet up with jobs given to them. Settling bills and payment of salaries became impossible and at the tail end of its crisis, the company went underground. It collapsed !

All the owner needed to do was to separate his business bank account/purse from personal bank account/purse. It also required strict recording of ALL financial transactions. That way, he would have been in constant touch with the realities of his business, and thus be able to know when he can and should not “deprive” the company of scarce business resources. It simply required financial discipline. Sadly, he was very comfortable with “the system that puts all the money on his table”.

What this translated to was for him to fix a particular amount that he can draw as salary. Salary ? Yep ! Every other money then belonged to the business – his business! Sounds odd, but financial discipline is one of the major secrets behind the enormous growth experienced by most businesses. And certainly, financial indiscipline or recklessnes is a major reason why so many businesses are experiencing stagnation, slow growth, fianancial stress and in extreme cases, business collapse!

So its a matter of choice ! Financial discipline Vs Financial indiscipline.

Thanks for your time.

 

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