The Sins of the Youth

The Sins of Youth

A simple act of disobedience against God can cause months – even years of delay – in you fulfilling your dreams and your destiny. The sins of the youth will bring years of pain and regret in the following years. I am writing this letter to you with great love, as one who’s traveled down this dark road, and has learned the lessons, as a fool, the hard way – through my own life. The drifting moments of pleasure are not worth the tremendous price they come with in the years to come.

I am writing this letter to you with great love, as one who’s traveled down this dark road, and has learned the lessons, as a fool, the hard way – through my own life. The drifting moments of pleasure are not worth the tremendous price they come with in the years to come.
Sin is not that thing that the church seems to be trying to scare you with, but it is embedded in the very fabric of the Universe, as the law “what you sow, you reap manifold.” Suffering and hurt are the fruit of sin, as joy and life are the fruits of righteousness. I am telling you the truth. Beware of the sins of the youth.
Dr. Dragos

A Star in Born

A Star is Born

Have you watched the movie “A Star is Born”?

There’s a song in the film where Lady Gaga sings:

“Tell me something boy, aren’t you tired tryin’ to fill that void?”

There are many people in the world living with the void in their hearts, and nothing seems to fill it. This void is probably the best kept secret of every person walking on the earth today. This void is the root cause of every problem in the universe, from anxiety, depression, fear, addiction, hurt, filling insecure, unworthy, shameful, guilty, unloved, not enough, and all the other secrets people carry.

The solution has been around for 2,000 years. Blaise Pascal, the famous mathematician and scientist, wrote in the 1600s: “There is a vacuum in the heart of each man which cannot be satisfied by any created thing, but only by God the Creator, made know through us by Jesus Christ.”

If you want to fill that void, come to Christ and open your heart to Him. You will be flooded with love and that void will disappear. “God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5)

Dr. Dragos

Dreams like lemon trees

Dreams Like Lemon Trees

Back in my home town, I spent the day with a friend who had recently bought a piece of land. As we walked the property in the misty rain, we discovered several rows of lemon trees that nobody had taken care of for a long time, and had been completely covered by weeds. In most places, the weeds have grown higher than the citrus trees and completely covered them. Only a few trees had made their way towards the sky to catch some sunlight, while others had died, choked by the bush and the weeds.

Your dreams in life are like lemon trees. God planted great dreams in your heart, and, with time, if nurtured, they begin to grow. But every day, the world is bringing its weeds as well: the voices of others, the daily news, the opinions of people. They also grow – much faster than your dream – and if you don’t pluck the negativity of the world from your heart, it will choke and suffocate your dream and your destiny.

Nobody seems to be planting the weeds and they grow by themselves. Your dream needs your careful attention every day. If you clean your heart from all weeds and nurture your dream, it will grow, become mature, and bare much fruit in your life.

“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23)

Dr. Dragos

The Thoughts You Don’t Want Other People To Find Out You Have. A Parable

The Thoughts You Don’t Want Other People To Find Out You Have. A Parable

Somewhere in a backcountry town in America, an old man found a dollar in the street. He picked it up off the ground and sat down on the sidewalk, holding the ripped bill between his fingers. It was partly caked in mud, worn to shreds, broken.
“I wonder what your story is,” mused the man.

“I’ve been through a lot,” came the answer. “So much has happened to me in all these years. I am very weary and hurt.”

The old man’s gentle eyes grew big in awe, wondering at the voice he heard.

“I come from the same place all money comes from,” the bill went on. “I was printed one day with millions of other dollar bills, and found myself in this world about which I knew nothing. My life began in a little town just like this one. For a while, I brought food to families, toys to children, books and music to the community. Life was good to me, but one day, by mistake, I ended up on a bar top under an empty whiskey glass, then in a back alley in a suitcase. One late night, a man threw me on the nightstand in a dirty motel room, next to an ashtray filled with cigarette butts. A young woman was crying close to me in the dark.”

The old man didn’t say a word; he just listened.

“One day, a lad crushed me in his fist and threw me on the ground. I’ve been going with the wind ever since, just as you see me now: broken, shattered, and alone. I don’t know where I’ve gone wrong. I’ve brought pain to others and hurt people. I didn’t mean to do it. Their tears fell on me.”

The old man reached in his pocket and pulled out a couple of other bills that looked to be almost new, and gently placed them all together. “I don’t know all you’ve been through,” he said softly, “but you have the same worth as any other bill, old or new.”
What you’ve been through in life doesn’t change your value. Maybe you underwent many challenges; you might have made choices that hurt you and brought pain to others, suffering greatly when you acted against love. Regardless of what you’ve done or what you’ve been through in life, you have the same worth as everybody else. You are equally precious in the eyes of God. You are his son or his daughter, and you are infinitely valuable just the way you are.

Dr. Dragos

From the book The Pursuit of Dreams: Claim Your Power, Follow Your Heart and Fulfill Your Destiny

P.S. Everyone deserves to make their dreams a reality. What dreams of yours have you deferred for too long? It’s all too common for our passions to fall by the wayside amongst the daily grind of ordinary living. Are you ready to take one step today toward answering your heart’s calling and fulfilling your destiny? Begin with “The Pursuit of Dreams” book.

What the Woman Saw

What the Woman Saw

One year after my honest-to-God conversation in Hawaii, I felt in my heart to go and get baptised in water. During this time I grew to love God, to trust Him more and I’ve noticed He always answers my prayers when they come from my heart, in spirit in and in truth. God doesn’t listen to our emotions or our mental noise, but to our cries from spirit. My prayer for the whole year had been “I want to know You more.” I pondered for a while about the idea of getting baptised but I didn’t listen and just ignored the thought. Time passed and the nudge in my heart to get baptised was still there and kept growing. I didn’t listen. I went to work every day, wrote for my books every day and life was going as usual. One afternoon, a friend from the other side of the world with whom I haven’t spoken in a while sent me a message out of the blue saying: “God wants you baptised in water. What are you waiting for? Go.” I called her to ask how she knew that and she told me she just did. We talked for a few minutes and before we hung up the phone she said one more time: “God wants you baptised in water. Go do it.”

The following Sunday I was sitting on the edge of the swimming pool. In front of me the minister – a man from New Zealand filled with passion and love for God – immersed a young woman in water and then called me to step in. I didn’t know why I was doing this, but I’ve learned over the years to trust God and do His will even when I don’t understand it. I whispered without moving my lips: “Jesus I die with You, so I live with You.” The minister raised his right hand: “I baptise you the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit” – and I went under water. A second later I was outside the pool again, surrounded by strangers clapping and laughing. A man from Africa laid his hands on me and started praying a long prayer. I closed my eyes trying to focus on his words, but I couldn’t. I was thinking only of what happened when Jesus got baptised by John and the Spirit of God came upon Him as a dove. “How cool it would be to have a dove coming over me as well” I giggled with my eyes still closed. The man from Africa kept praying for me with many words and good wishes, and I kept not listening to him but thinking of the dove. “Let me look to see if there’s any dove above me” I thought and I opened my eyes for a second. I looked up and saw nothing except the ceiling of the swimming hall. “I guess that’s only for Jesus” I raised my shoulders with a little sadness, and closed my eyes again. A minute later people clapped their hands, we hugged each other and everybody left home.

I stayed behind to put my winter clothes on and walked out in the street, when an elderly woman whom I’ve never met before approached me.

“What a beautiful ceremony!” she said. “My name is Manawa. I was watching you and the sweet young woman who got baptised.”

“You come to our church?” I asked her. “It’s my second time here, I don’t know anyone.”

“Every Sunday. This baptism ceremony was special – very special. The presence of the Lord was abundant upon us. When the young woman came out of the water I saw a honey comb above her. Golden honey flowed in her soul from above.”

“I love this church, it’s full of Life” I said to her.

“But I want to ask you something” she interrupted. “During your baptism at one moment you opened your eyes and looked up. What did you see?”

“Nothing” I smiled trying to hide my naivety. “I was thinking of something and I just opened my eyes, but I saw nothing. Just the ceiling.”

“The moment you looked up” she put her hand on my shoulder “I saw a brilliant white dove shinning above you. I was so surprised to see it, but it was magnificent – a pure dove of light flapping its wings above you. Just like the dove that came upon Jesus after He was baptised by John.” It only appeared when you opened your eyes and looked up, and disappeared when you closed them a second later. I thought you saw it too when you opened your eyes.”

I stayed silent for a while.

“Thank you” I eventually said before she hopped on the bus. “Thank you. You have no idea how much this means to me.”

When you love God with all your heart, He answers you will all His heart and fulfils your dreams in unexpected and uncommon ways.

We can never take miracles for granted because when miracles happen we realize we find ourselves in the presence of God. Sometimes we share these miracles with strangers.

And there is nothing more precious that to know you are truly loved with a wild and divine love, just as you are.

 

I love you,

Dr. Dragos

DR DRAGOS

Live your truth, set free the power of love and make your dreams a reality.

I’ve Been Through a Lot

I’ve Been Through a Lot

Somewhere in a backcountry town in America, an old man found a dollar bill in the street. He picked it up off the ground and sat down on the sidewalk, holding the broken piece of paper between his fingers. The dollar bill was partly covered in dried mud and dirt, worn to shreds and broken.

“I wonder what your story is” said the man looking with his gentle eyes at the threadbare bill.

“I’ve been through a lot” answered the bill. “Some much has happened to me in all these years. I am very weary and hurt.”

The old man’s eyes grew in awe and wonder, as he stood there looking at the paper talking in his hands.

“I come from the same place where all money comes from” the bill went on. “I was printed one day with millions of other dollar bills, and found myself in this world of which I knew nothing about. My life begun in a little town – just like this one. For a while I brought food to families, toys to children, books and music to the community. Life was good to me, but one day, by mistake, I ended up on a bar top under an empty whiskey jar, then in a back alley in a suitcase. One late night a man threw me on the nightstand in a dirty motel room, next to an ashtray filled with cigarette butts. A young woman was crying close to me in the dark.”

The old man didn’t say a word and just listened.

“One day, a lad crashed me in his fist and threw me on the ground. I’ve been going with the wind ever since, just as you see me now, broken, shattered and alone. I don’t know where I’ve gone wrong. I’ve brought pain to others and hurt people. I didn’t mean to do it. Their tears fell on me.”

The man reached in his pocket and pulled out a couple of other bills that looked to be almost new, and put all of them together.

I don’t know what you’ve been through he thought to himself, but you have the same value as any other bill, old or new. What you’ve been through doesn’t change your value and your worth.

God thinks the same way about you. Maybe you went through a lot in life, you might have made choices that hurt you and brought pain to others, and you suffered greatly when you acted against truth and love. Regardless of what you’ve done or what you’ve been through in life, you have the same worth just as everybody else, and you are equally precious in the eyes of our Heavenly Father. You are His son or His daughter, and you are precious just the way you are.”

Dr. Dragos

DR DRAGOS

Live your truth, set free the power of love and make your dreams a reality.

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